Battlehammer.top push notifications appear out of the blue, bothering and annoying you. Nonetheless, they are way more than just notifications – their origins is clearly malignant, and they can introduce other malicious stuff to your system. In this article, I will guide you on how to remove Battlehammer.top pop-up notifications and explain how to avoid them in the future.
Any interaction with Battlehammer.top pop-up notifications will be useless at best. In worst case scenario, the websites it can show you may introduce malware to your system. These pop-up notifications may also promote fake shopping sites which will take your money and payment info. The latter generally ends up with losing all the money you have on the exposed card.
What are Battlehammer.top pop-up notifications?
As the pop-up definition goes, these are short and small advertisements that attract your attention to a product they promote. But the difference between regular pop-up ads and Battlehammer.top pop-ups is the malicious origins of the latter. Common pop-up notifications are offered for you to enable with a understandable purpose – notify you about the new articles, discounts and so on. It is an effective approach to help your website to retain visitors and help the interested users to have the best price.
Brief description of the Battlehammer.top pop-up ads:
|Hosting||AS13335 Cloudflare, Inc.
United States, San Francisco
|Effect||Unwanted pop-up advertisements|
|Malware source||Apps from third-party websites, ads on dubious websites|
|Similar behavior||Recutasseuccars, Secureantiscan, Streameast|
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Battlehammer.top pop-up advertisements, in contrast, are related to untrustworthy web pages. You will generally observe the proposition to enable them after a redirection from another site. There’s nothing bad in redirecting unless they throw you to such a questionable place. In this case, enabling pop-up advertisements is offered as the anti-bot check. Alternatively, the sites may deny showing you the content unless you apply these pop-up notifications. These demands should already be the red flag, as websites usually have a more convenient anti-bot mechanism. Spectating such an demand is a reason to skip the page doubtlessly. Sometimes, even after clicking “Allow”, you will not get to the website – the sole page it has is a landing page with the offer to turn on the push notifications.
How does this work?
The majority of web browsers support turning on pop-ups from websites. Sites, on the other hand, may send notifications with the content they like. It can be an advertisement of the page listed for sale on this particular site, or an ad of their partner page. As a result, you can see the push notification from site X, but opening it will direct you to site Y – because a link to that website was embedded.
Cybercriminals rely on this ability in their approach to earn money using illegal advertising. They trick victims into turning on pop-ups, and then just spread numerous ads of anyone they contract with. As you can suppose, no legit companies will have a business with fraudsters. All the Battlehammer.top notifications you may see lead to other fraudulent sites. At some point, the same victim may get into a trap of several pop-up spamming sites, and its browser will turn into a complete mess.
The promotions these crooks show are paid under the pay-per-view model. It generally provides a miserable pay for one view, but when you can send ads to a huge number of users and show them hundreds of ads every day – that is a way bigger sum. Despite most of such banners giving no result at all, it can still give all the parties a lot of money.
Are Battlehammer.top pop-up notifications dangerous?
Yes, they are. At the surface, they can look non-threatening – just a blinking pop-up that appears a couple times in an hour. However, the contents of this window differ sharply from what you used to see in pop-up advertisements. Battlehammer.top site is controlled by fraudsters, who intentionally show hundreds of irrelevant ads in pop-ups. They also don’t follow any manners of advertising and can make sporadic pop-up ads into a storm of banners. For weak systems, that may be enough to make the system slower. But troubles are not over at this point.
As with any other thing that touches illegal ads, Battlehammer.top pop-ups don’t have legit deals to offer. Even when crooks make the banners looking similar to ones from Walmart or Amazon, the web page these ads will throw you to are completely different. And these pages may offer you to turn on other pop-ups, install a “useful” program, or pay for a thing at a big discount and never receive it. Let’s leave aside the cases when push notifications promote phishing pages or straightforward malware. There’s no way these pages will bring you any good, thus interacting with them is a very bad idea. For the same reason, Battlehammer.top pop-up ads are not recommended to click on either, and the best solution is to disable them as soon as possible.
How to remove Battlehammer.top pop-ups?
Fortunately, Battlehammer.top pop-up advertisements removal is pretty easy. They reside in the web browser and cannot conceal themselves among system files. However, as I told above, some push notifications can deliver malicious programs to your system. It is hard to predict all of the cases, and manual malware removal is a bad idea. Therefore, after removing the source of the pop-ups it is recommended to use anti-malware software. I’d especially recommend that if you have never allowed pop-up advertisements, but they still appeared. That may point at malware activity. GridinSoft Anti-Malware will be the best both system recovery and malware scanning and removal purposes, because of its system recovery functionality and advanced detection system.
Initially, you should reset your browser settings. It is possible to accomplish in manual or automated way. The former, obviously, requires more time to complete and may be somewhat complicated if you have never done that. Automated supposes the use of anti-malware programs that can reset all browser settings at once.
Reset your browsers with GridinSoft Anti-Malware
To reset your browser with GridinSoft Anti-Malware, open the Tools tab, and click the “Reset browser settings” button.
You can see the list of options for each browser. By default, they are set up in a manner that fits the majority of users. Press the “Reset” button (lower right corner). In a minute your browser will be as good as new.
The browser reset is recommended to perform through the antivirus tool by GridinSoft, because the latter is also able to reset the HOSTS file without any additional commands.
Reset your browsers manually
Manual method of browser reset
To reset Edge, do the following steps:
- Open “Settings and more” tab in upper right corner, then find here “Settings” button. In the appeared menu, choose “Reset settings” option:
- After picking the Reset Settings option, you will see the following menu, stating about the settings which will be reverted to original:
For Mozilla Firefox, do the next actions:
- Open Menu tab (three strips in upper right corner) and click the “Help” button. In the appeared menu choose “troubleshooting information”:
- In the next screen, find the “Refresh Firefox” option:
After choosing this option, you will see the next message:
If you use Google Chrome
- Open Settings tab, find the “Advanced” button. In the extended tab choose the “Reset and clean up” button:
- In the appeared list, click on the “Restore settings to their original defaults”:
- Finally, you will see the window, where you can see all the settings which will be reset to default:
Opera can be reset in the next way
- Open Settings menu by pressing the gear icon in the toolbar (left side of the browser window), then click “Advanced” option, and choose “Browser” button in the drop-down list. Scroll down, to the bottom of the settings menu. Find there “Restore settings to their original defaults” option:
- After clicking the “Restore settings…” button, you will see the window, where all settings, which will be reset, are shown:
When the browsers are reset, you need to ensure that your browser will connect the right DNS while connecting to the web page you need. Create a text file titled “hosts” on your pc’s desktop, then open it and fill it with the following lines2:
Find the hosts.txt file in C:/Windows/System32/drivers/etc directory. Rename this file to “hosts.old.txt” (to distinguish it from the new one), and then move the file you created on the desktop to this folder. Remove the hosts.old from this folder. Now you have your hosts file as good as new.
Scan your system for possible viruses
After removing the Battlehammer.top push notifications, it’s time to see if these pop-ups brought any threat to your system. Launch GridinSoft Anti-Malware, and then click on Standard scan. It will be enough in most cases to find and remove malware. The scan will last 5-10 minutes; you are free to use your system during that process.
Once the scan is complete, you will see the detections or a notification about a clean system. Proceed with pressing the Clean Up button (or OK when nothing is detected).
How to Remove Battlehammer.top Pop-ups?
Description: Battlehammer.top - a lot of users became a target for the pop-up advertisements. I have a lot of friends who literally bombed me with the questions like “how to remove Battlehammer.top push notifications?” or “why do Battlehammer.top pop-ups keep appearing on Chrome even after AdBlock installation?”. In this article we will show you how to deal with Battlehammer.top pop-ups, which may corrupt your browser’s correct performance, and create a lot of troubles while you are working.
Operating System: Windows
Application Category: Adware
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- More about this malware type on GridinSoft Encyclopedia.
- Official Microsoft guide for hosts file reset.