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People's life has been totally changed by the fast growth of the Internet, which provides opportunities to get access to huge amount of information resources, killer services and applications, offering users great convenience. However, various unwanted or unexpected contents could be distributed over the Internet, which greatly burden both users and internet service providers. People have conducted much research on unwanted traffic control via trust and reputation mechanisms, but literature still lacks a good evaluation platform that could simulate various kinds of attacks on the trust management systems and evaluate their performance. This paper reports the design and implementation of a MATLAB-based evaluation platform, which can simulate a network environment and evaluate trust management performance under various intrusion and attack models for unwanted traffic control. We investigate the effectiveness of the evaluation platform through case studies on two trust management systems: global trust management system and hybrid trust management system. Our evaluation results show the applicability of our platform.