Term Trident or also disguise as Ads by TT and Powered by TermTrident, is an adware or also called potentially unwanted program (PUP). It gets installed as browser toolbar or extension to Internet browsers and most of the time will try to inject advertisements on the context of the browser. Most people think that Term Trident ads are part of the web site they visited so they then to click on it more often. Without their knowledge, ads by Term Trident may be malicious and can point the browser to suspicious web pages.
Authors behind Term Trident designed the program as profit generating browser extension or add-on. It will display pop-up ads, banner ads, and browser redirect modules. Yontoo, the company behind Term Trident claims that they have to maximize advertising revenue in order to make this tool free to use.
About Term Trident (from termtrident.com)
Term Trident will show the Wikipedia and Bing results in an in-page window. That means you don’t have to open up a new window, go to a search engine, and type in your search. Term Trident puts relevant information just a highlight away.
In normal situation, Term Trident is installed on the computer through another program or adware. It gets bundled to programs that are part of pay-per-install scheme. In most cases, users are not aware of Term Trident installation due to lack of information provided by the main program they prefer to download and install. This adware is installed by default as a part of standard setup.
To this date, security experts dubbed Term Trident as one kind of malware. It is integrated into the browser similar to viruses. In addition, it ads several function to the system without asking for user’s permission. Term Trident forces the installation of Windows Service, registry, and executable files.
Without the ability to prove itself as worthy program, Term Trident gains poor standing. Most computer users who came into contact with it perform immediate removal from their PC.