What is Security Test
Security Test is supposed to be a browser extension that can “determine whether your IP and domain are secure”, but according to security specialists, this extension acts as Adware. Adware is a form of software that can cause many troubles such as annoying advertisements and pop ups on your web browser, redirect your search requests to advertising web sites, internet browser crashes and slow loading web sites.
Another reason why you need to delete Security Test is its online data-tracking activity. It can collect your user data to get profit. The adware can analyze your browsing, and gain access to your confidential data and, later, can sell it to third party companies. Thus, there are more than enough reasons to remove Security Test browser extension from your PC.
How does Security Test get on your PC
|Type||adware, potentially unwanted program (PUP), pop-ups, popup advertisements, pop-up virus|
|Removal||Security Test removal guide|
How to remove Security Test adware from Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge
According to cyber threat analysts, Security Test removal can be complete manually and/or automatically. These utilities which are listed below will help you delete adware, harmful browser plugins, malware and potentially unwanted apps . However, if you’re not willing to install other programs to remove Security Test adware software, then use steps below to restore your personal computer settings to their previous states.
To remove Security Test, use the following steps:
- Manual Security Test adware software removal
- Automatic Removal of Security Test adware software
- How to stay safe online
Manual Security Test adware software removal
In this section of the blog post, we have posted the steps that will help to remove Security Test manually. Although compared to removal tools, this way loses in time, but you don’t need to download anything on the PC system. It will be enough for you to follow the detailed tutorial with pictures. We tried to describe each step in detail, but if you realized that you might not be able to figure it out, or simply do not want to change the Microsoft Windows and internet browser settings, then it’s better for you to use tools from trusted developers, which are listed below.
Remove unwanted or newly installed programs
Some potentially unwanted programs, browser hijacking software and adware can be removed by uninstalling the freeware they came with. If this way does not succeed, then looking them up in the list of installed apps in Microsoft Windows Control Panel. Use the “Uninstall” command in order to get rid of them.
|Windows 7||Windows 8|
|Windows 10||Mac OS|
Remove Security Test from Mozilla Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
If Firefox settings are hijacked by the adware, your browser shows annoying pop up ads, then ‘Reset Firefox’ could solve these problems. However, your saved passwords and bookmarks will not be changed, deleted or cleared.
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and press the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as on the image below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, press “Refresh Firefox” button similar to the one below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to restore your Mozilla Firefox browser settings to their default state.
Remove Security Test from Chrome
If you have adware problem or the Chrome is running slow, then reset Google Chrome settings can help you. In the steps below we will show you a method to reset your Chrome settings to default values without reinstall. This will also help to delete Security Test from your internet browser.
- First run the Google Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will display the Google Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You’ll see the list of installed plugins. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guidance: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset” button.
- The Google Chrome will show the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next press the “Reset” button.
- Once this procedure is complete, your browser’s startpage, search provider by default and newtab page will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove Security Test adware from Internet Explorer
If you find that Internet Explorer web-browser settings like new tab, startpage and search provider by default had been changed by Security Test , then you may revert back your settings, via the reset internet browser procedure.
First, start the IE, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the internet browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown in the following example.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, press the “Reset” button as displayed in the following example.
When the process is complete, press “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and reboot your PC system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your internet browser’s newtab page, startpage and search provider by default to default state.
Automatic Removal of Security Test adware software
Using a malicious software removal utility to search for and remove adware software hiding on your PC system is probably the easiest way to delete the Security Test adware software. We recommends the Zemana Anti Malware application for Windows PCs. HitmanPro and MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) are other antimalware tools for Windows that offers a free malware removal.
Remove Security Test adware with Zemana
Thinking about remove Security Test adware software from your internet browser? Then pay attention to Zemana Anti-Malware. This is a well-known utility, originally created just to scan for and remove malicious software, adware and PUPs. But by now it has seriously changed and can not only rid you of malware, but also protect your device from malicious software and adware software, as well as identify and remove common viruses and trojans.
Download Zemana Anti-Malware on your Microsoft Windows Desktop from the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
When the downloading process is done, close all applications and windows on your computer. Double-click the install file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown on the screen below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you set up Zemana Anti Malware on your PC system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is complete successfully, Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will automatically start and you can see its main screen as displayed on the screen below.
Now click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the Security Test adware. This task can take some time, so please be patient. While the Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified either as being malware.
As the scanning ends, the results are displayed in the scan report. Review the report and then click “Next” button. The Zemana will get rid of Security Test . Once the clean up is complete, you may be prompted to reboot the PC.
Delete Security Test adware and harmful extensions with Hitman Pro
Hitman Pro will help delete Security Test adware that slow down your PC system. The hijackers, adware and other potentially unwanted apps slow your web-browser down and try to trick you into clicking on dubious advertisements and links. HitmanPro removes the adware and lets you enjoy your computer without Security Test adware software.
Installing the HitmanPro is simple. First you will need to download Hitman Pro on your computer from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
After downloading is complete, open the folder in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the Hitman Pro desktop icon. Once the tool is started, you will see a screen as shown in the following example.
Further, click “Next” button . Hitman Pro program will scan through the whole computer for the Security Test adware software. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient. Once the scan get completed, you may check all items found on your personal computer like below.
Next, you need to click “Next” button. It will show a prompt, click the “Activate free license” button.
How to get rid of Security Test with MalwareBytes
If you are still having issues with the Security Test adware — or just wish to check your PC system occasionally for adware and other malicious software — download MalwareBytes. It’s free for home use, and finds and removes various undesired programs that attacks your computer or degrades PC system performance. MalwareBytes can get rid of adware, potentially unwanted apps as well as malicious software, including ransomware and trojans.
Installing the MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) is simple. First you will need to download MalwareBytes Free on your computer by clicking on the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
After the downloading process is done, close all applications and windows on your PC. Double-click the install file named MBSetup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown in the following example, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the Setup wizard which will help you setup MalwareBytes Free on your personal computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, press “Get Started” button. MalwareBytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen like the one below.
Now click the “Scan” button . MalwareBytes Anti Malware application will scan through the whole personal computer for the Security Test adware. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your PC system and the speed of your PC. While the MalwareBytes tool is scanning, you can see count of objects it has identified as being infected by malicious software.
When that process is finished, MalwareBytes will create a list of unwanted programs and adware. Review the scan results and then click “Quarantine” button. The MalwareBytes Free will remove Security Test adware. After finished, you may be prompted to reboot the personal computer.
We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes Free to remove adware, browser hijacker and other malware.
How to stay safe online
It’s important to run adblocker applications such as AdGuard to protect your PC system from harmful web pages. Most security experts says that it is okay to stop ads. You should do so just to stay safe! And, of course, the AdGuard may to block misleading and other unwanted web-sites.
- First, click the link below, then click the ‘Download’ button in order to download the latest version of AdGuard.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- When the downloading process is done, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- When the install is complete, click “Skip” to close the installation application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that will help 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 start automatically and stop undesired advertisements, block Security Test redirects, as well as other malicious or misleading web-pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon called AdGuard, which is located on your desktop.
Once you’ve complete the few simple steps above, your PC should be clean from this adware software and other malicious software. The MS Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and IE will no longer display the Security Test ads when you surf the Web. Unfortunately, if the tutorial does not help you, then you have caught a new adware software, and then the best way – ask for help.
Please create a new question by using the “Ask Question” button in the Questions and Answers. 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 Security Test adware.