Your mini Truetest is classified as ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware). This ad-supported software modifies the Google Chrome, FF, MS Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer settings to show tons of unwanted pop ups on all web-sites, including web sites where previously you ads have never seen. These ads can be varied: pop-up windows, boxes, in-text ads, different sized banners and so on. What is more, the Your mini Truetest that displays lots of unwanted advertisements, can cause your Internet connection to be slow or freeze your web browser so that the interface is not updated anymore.
It’s not a good idea to have an adware such Your mini Truetest on your computer. The reason for this is simple, it doing things you don’t know about. The Your mini Truetest can also be used to gather lots of personal information that can be later sold to third parties. You don’t know if your home address, account names and passwords are safe. And of course you completely don’t know what will happen when you click on its advertisements.
The adware often modify all web-browser shortcuts that located on your Desktop to force you visit some annoying ad web pages. As a result, your browser can still redirect you to an annoying ad web-page despite your computer is actually free of ad supported software and other malicious software.
Instructions that is shown below, will allow you to clean your personal computer from the Your mini Truetest as well as delete all intrusive pop up advertisements from the Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge and other internet browsers.
Table of contents
- What is Your mini Truetest
- Your mini Truetest removal guide
- How to manually delete Your mini Truetest
- Run free tools to get rid of Your mini Truetest
- How to stay safe online
- How does your PC get infected with Your mini Truetest adware
Your mini Truetest removal guide
In the step-by-step guide below, we’ll try to cover the Chrome, Firefox, IE and MS Edge and provide general advice to get rid of Your mini Truetest adware. You may find some minor differences in your MS Windows install. No matter, you should be okay if you follow the steps outlined below: delete all suspicious and unknown applications, reset web-browsers settings, fix web-browsers shortcuts, remove harmful scheduled tasks, run free malware removal utilities. Certain of the steps below will require you to exit the web-site. So, please read the tutorial carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
How to manually delete Your mini Truetest
Read this “How to remove” section to know how to manually remove Your mini Truetest that developed to redirect your browser to various ad web pages. Even if the step-by-step instructions does not work for you, there are several free malicious software removers below that can easily handle such Your mini Truetest adware that causes annoying pop up advertisements.
Delete PUPs using Control Panel
In order to remove potentially unwanted applications like this adware, open the Windows Control Panel and click on “Uninstall a program”. Check the list of installed programs. For the ones you do not know, run an Internet search to see if they are ad supported software, browser hijacker or PUPs. If yes, remove them off. Even if they are just a applications which you do not use, then deleting them off will increase your computer start up time and speed dramatically.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then click Windows button, next click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then press “Start” button and press “Control Panel”.
- It will open the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will show a list of all applications installed on the system.
- Scroll through the all list, and remove suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort programs by date.
See more details in the video tutorial below.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If an intrusive web page opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all the tasks which have been created by unwanted applications.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will show a prompt that titled as Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as displayed in the following example.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be show just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need remove this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
Clean up the browsers shortcuts which have been hijacked by adware
Now you need to clean up the internet browser shortcuts. Check that the shortcut referring to the right exe-file of the web browser, and not on any unknown file.
Open the properties of the internet browser shortcut. Right click on the shortcut of infected web-browser and select the “Properties” option and it will show the properties of the shortcut. Next, select the “Shortcut” tab and have a look at the Target field like below.
Normally, if the last word in the Target field is chrome.exe, iexplore.exe, firefox.exe. Be sure to pay attention to the extension, should be “exe”! All shortcuts which have been changed by ad supported software like Your mini Truetest usually point to .bat, .cmd or .url files instead of .exe as on the image below
Another variant, an address has been added at the end of the line. In this case the Target field looks like …Application\chrome.exe” http://site.address like below.
In order to fix a shortcut, you need to insert right path to the Target field or remove an address (if it has been added at the end). You can use the following information to fix your shortcuts that have been altered by ad-supported software.
|Chrome||C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe|
|Mozilla Firefox||C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe|
|Internet Explorer||C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe|
|C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe|
|Opera||C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\launcher.exe|
Once is finished, click OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all internet browsers which are rerouted to an annoying site.
Remove Your mini Truetest from Mozilla Firefox
Resetting your Firefox is good initial troubleshooting step for any issues with your web browser program, including the redirect to unwanted web-pages.
First, open the Firefox and click button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web browser. Further, press the Help button () as shown below
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page like below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation prompt. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will start a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the Your mini Truetest that causes multiple undesired ads and pop ups. After, it is complete, press the “Finish” button.
Remove Your mini Truetest adware from Google Chrome
Use the Reset web browser tool of the Chrome to reset all its settings such as newtab, homepage and search engine by default to original defaults. This is a very useful utility to use, in the case of web-browser redirects to unwanted ad pages like Your mini Truetest.
- First run the Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and press “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and press the “Reset settings” button.
- The Chrome will show the reset profile settings page as shown on the image above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this procedure is finished, your web-browser’s homepage, newtab page and default search engine will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of Your mini Truetest from Internet Explorer
The Microsoft Internet Explorer reset is great if your web browser is hijacked or you have unwanted addo-ons or toolbars on your web browser, that installed by an malware.
First, launch the IE, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then click the “Internet Options” as displayed on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as shown in the figure below.
When the process is finished, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and restart your system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web-browser’s home page, newtab and search provider by default to default state.
Run free tools to get rid of Your mini Truetest
Manual removal guidance does not always help to completely remove the ad supported software, as it’s not easy to identify and remove components of adware and all malicious files from hard disk. Therefore, it’s recommended that you run malicious software removal tool to completely delete Your mini Truetest off your computer. Several free malware removal utilities are currently available that may be used against the adware. The optimum solution would be to run Zemana Anti-malware, Malwarebytes Free and AdwCleaner.
Remove Your mini Truetest with Zemana Anti-malware
Zemana Anti-malware is a utility that can get rid of ad supported software, PUPs, hijackers and other malicious software from your computer easily and for free. Zemana Anti-malware is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of computer resources.
Now you can setup and use Zemana Anti-Malware to remove Your mini Truetest ad-supported software from your web browser by following the steps below:
Click the link below to download Zemana Anti Malware install package called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your system.
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Start the installer after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to set up this utility on your computer.
During installation you can change certain settings, but we advise you do not make any changes to default settings.
When installation is done, this malicious software removal utility will automatically launch and update itself. You will see its main window as displayed in the figure below.
Now click the “Scan” button . Zemana Anti-Malware utility will begin scanning the whole personal computer to find out Your mini Truetest that causes a large amount of unwanted popup advertisements. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC system. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
Once Zemana has completed scanning, Zemana Free will show a scan report. Next, you need to press “Next” button.
The Zemana will remove Your mini Truetest adware which developed to redirect your internet browser to various ad sites. When that process is done, you can be prompted to restart your PC to make the change take effect.
Run Malwarebytes to get rid of Your mini Truetest adware
Manual Your mini Truetest ad supported software removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the adware may be not completely removed. We advise that run the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your PC system of ad-supported software. Moreover, the free program will allow you to get rid of malicious software, PUPs, browser hijackers and toolbars that your machine can be infected too.
Download MalwareBytes Free by clicking on the following link. Save it on your Desktop.
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After the downloading process is finished, close all windows on your computer. Further, run the file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up like below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install MalwareBytes Anti Malware on the computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is finished successfully, click Finish button. Then MalwareBytes AntiMalware will automatically start and you can see its main window like below.
Next, press the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) utility will begin scanning the whole system to find out Your mini Truetest that causes multiple unwanted advertisements and popups. This task can take some time, so please be patient. When a threat is detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is finished.
Once finished, MalwareBytes Free will open a list of found items. When you’re ready, click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Anti Malware will delete Your mini Truetest ad-supported software that causes web browsers to show annoying pop-up advertisements and move items to the program’s quarantine. When that process is finished, you can be prompted to reboot your machine. We advise you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes AntiMalware to remove hijackers, adware and other malicious software.
If the problem with Your mini Truetest adware is still remained
The AdwCleaner tool is free and easy to use. It can scan and remove malware, PUPs and ‘ad supported’ software in Google Chrome, IE, Mozilla Firefox and MS Edge web browsers and thereby remove all intrusive Your mini Truetest pop up ads. AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and get rid of harmful registry entries and files that are hidden on the computer.
- Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the following link. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Update: June 11, 2018
- When downloading is finished, double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is opened, click “Scan” button for scanning your computer for the Your mini Truetest adware that causes a large number of undesired pop-up advertisements. A system scan may take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your machine.
- As the scanning ends, AdwCleaner will show you the results. In order to remove all threats, simply click “Clean” button. It will open a prompt, click “OK”.
These few simple steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
How to stay safe online
In order to increase your security and protect your personal computer against new unwanted ads and malicious sites, you need to use ad blocker program that stops an access to malicious ads and web sites. Moreover, the program can stop the display of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard program from the following link. Save it on your MS Windows desktop or in any other place.
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Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
- Once downloading is done, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- When the setup is finished, click “Skip” to close the installation application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you run your computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and block ads, as well as other malicious or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, which is located on your desktop.
How does your PC get infected with Your mini Truetest adware
After completing the guide outlined above, your PC system should be clean from Your mini Truetest and other malware. The Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge will no longer show annoying ad web-sites when you surf the World Wide Web. Unfortunately, if the steps does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help.
Please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately. Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the unwanted Your mini Truetest ad supported software.