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The Mini-truetest 4 u Google Chrome extension is an adware program that display advertisements on web sites that you visit. These advertisements will be in Russian and will be for dating sites, adult sites, adware, adult online games, or native advertisements.
For the most part, these advertisements are not intrusive and do not overlay the content of the site. Instead they are injected within the content of the site or in the sidebar. Occasionally, though, the extension will cause Russian advertisements to appear in new tabs when you click a site’s links.
Also as they do not contain any labels indicating where the ads are, they will look almost like they are part of the site. The only indication that these ads do not belong is if you are not a Russian speaker or using a Russian IP address and are seeing the advertisements.
Along with this extension, the computer will be configured to use a proxy that is installed as well. It is unknown what this proxy server is for, but could be used to modify any data that is sent back by a website before it is shown in the browser.
How was the Mini-truetest 4 u Adware Extension installed in Google Chrome?
The Mini-truetest 4 u extension is installed in Google Chrome by adware programs that are bundled with free programs you download from the Internet. These free programs do not adequately disclose that other software would be installed along with it. Therefore, it is important that you pay close attention to license agreements and installation screens when installing anything off of the Internet. If an installation screen offers you Custom or Advanced installation options, it is a good idea to select these as they will typically disclose what other 3rd party software will also be installed. Furthermore, If the license agreement or installation screens state that they are going to install a toolbar or other unwanted adware, it is advised that you immediately cancel the install and not use the free software.
If you find Russian advertisements being displayed on web sites and you are not from Russian, then there is a good chance you are infected with this adware or possibly a similar one. To scan your computer and remove detected malware for free, you can use the removal guide below.
Your computer should now be free of the Mini-truetest 4 U Extension & Russian Ads program. If your current security solution allowed this program on your computer, you may want to consider purchasing the full-featured version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to protect against these types of threats in the future.
If you are still having problems with your computer after completing these instructions, then please follow the steps outlined in the topic linked below:
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