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Gateway TrueTest

Posted: July 25, 2017

Threat Metric

Ranking: 14,996
Threat Level: 8/10
Infected PCs: 569
First Seen: July 25, 2017
Last Seen: October 1, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

The Gateway TrueTest in mini ads extension is only available for Google Chrome, and it is unknown how it is being distributed currently. What is for sure is that users who install this extension will not see any new features being added to their browser, and the only noticeable change will be the presence of a transparent icon in next to Chrome's settings menu. However, users who spend some time browsing the Web with Gateway TrueTest in mini ads enabled might notice quickly that they see an increased number of ads, which may often include questionable content such as offers to take advantage of suspicious services and utilities. This is because the Gateway TrueTest in mini extension is classified as adware, and it is meant to modify opened Web pages by displaying 3rd-party advertisements on top of their content Needless to say this activity cannot be tolerated, and the software responsible for it should be removed as soon as possible.

Please keep in mind that the Gateway TrueTest in mini ads also may lead to compromised websites whose purpose is to host exploit kits or distribute unsafe content, which may expose users to many threats. Never trust ads that appear to be low-quality, especially if you suspect that they were brought by adware like Gateway TrueTest in mini ads. The removal of this adware can be carried out either by uninstalling Gateway TrueTest in mini ads manually or by using a security tool to scan and clean your computer.