Topatincompany Ads Removal Guide — How to Fix It?

Written by Wilbur Woodham
Topatincompany pop-up notifications appear when you do not expect, bothering and irritating you. Still, that is way more than annoying notifications – their origins is purely malicious, and they can bring other malicious stuff to your device. In this article, I will show you how to remove Topatincompany push notifications and explain how to avoid them in the future.

Any interaction with Topatincompany push notifications will be ineffective at best. At worst, the sites it can throw you to can introduce malware to your system. These pop-up notifications may also advertise fake shopping websites which will take your money and payment info. The latter generally ends up with losing all the money you have on the exposed card.

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What are Topatincompany pop-ups?

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 notifications and Topatincompany pop-ups is the malicious origins of the latter. Normal pop-up ads are offered for you to enable with a legitimate purpose – notify you about the new publications, discounts and so on. It is an effective approach to help your site to retain visitors and help the interested visitors to have the best deal.

Brief description of the pop-ups:
HostingAS13335 Cloudflare, Inc.
United States, San Francisco
IP Address188.114.97.3
Malware typeAdware1
EffectUnwanted pop-up advertisements
Hazard levelMedium
Malware sourceApps from third-party websites, ads on dubious websites
Similar behaviorSades, Topsadrettin, Sahes
Removal method
To remove possible virus infections, try to scan your PC

Topatincompany pop-up notifications, on the other hand, are related to unlegit web pages. You will generally observe the offer to turn them on after a redirection from another website. It’s OK to see redirects unless they throw you to such a questionable place. At that point, enabling pop-up advertisements is offered under the guise of the anti-DDoS check. Alternatively, the websites can refuse to show you the content unless you turn on these pop-ups. These requirements should already be the red flag, as sites commonly feature a more convenient anti-bot mechanism. Seeing such an requirement is a reason to close the website right away. Sometimes, even after clicking “Allow”, you will not get to the website – it has only a landing page with the offer to turn on the pop-up notifications.

Topatincompany push notification

Topatincompany push notification.

How does it work?

The majority of browsers support turning on pop-ups from websites. Websites, on the other hand, may send out notifications with the content they want. It may be a promotion of the product or a page published on this particular site, or a promotion of the page of their partner. As a result, you can see the pop-up from site X, but opening it will throw you to site Y – because a link to that website was built in.

Crooks bear on this feature in their approach to earn money through advertising. They trick users into allowing them to show the banners, and then just spread hundreds of ads of other crooks they have a deal with. As you may suppose, no legit companies will have a deal with fraudsters. All the Topatincompany popups you can see lead to other untrustworthy sites. At some point, the same victim can be trapped by several pop-up spamming web pages, and its web browser will turn into a complete mess.

The banners these criminals show are paid under the pay-per-view model. It commonly provides a miserable commission for one person, but when you have 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 may still give all the parties a lot of money.

Are Topatincompany pop-ups dangerous?

Yes, they are. Initially, they may look harmless – just a colourful window that appears a couple times in an hour. However, the contents of this window differ sharply from what you generally see in pop-ups. web page is controlled by fraudsters, who intendedly show hundreds of malicious 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 computers, that may be enough to cause performance issues. But that is not all troubles these pop-up notifications carry.

Why people dislike popups

As any other thing that touches illegal ads, Topatincompany pop-up advertisements do not contain any legit deals to offer. Even though hackers make the banners looking similar to ones from Amazon, Walmart or Ebay, the website these banners will throw you to are completely different. And these pages can 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, Topatincompany pop-up advertisements are not recommended to click on either, and the best solution is to disable them as soon as possible.

How to remove Topatincompany pop-ups?

Fortunately, Topatincompany push notifications removal is pretty easy. They reside in the browser and can’t conceal themselves on a disk. Nevertheless, as I pointed out above, some pop-up notifications may introduce malicious software to your system. It is nearly impossible to predict all of the cases, and manual attempts to remove malware is inconvenient. Therefore, after getting rid of the pop-up notifications it is recommended to use anti-malware software. That is especially recommended in the case when you have never allowed push notifications, and they still appeared. That may be a sign of malicious software activity. GridinSoft Anti-Malware will be the best both system recovery and malware checkup purposes, thanks to its system recovery functionality and multi-component detection system.

First and foremost, you should reset your browser settings. It is possible to accomplish in both manual and automatic manner. The former, obviously, takes 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.

Tools tab in GridinSoft Anti-Malware

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.

Reset Browser Settings tab in GridinSoft Anti-Malware

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:
  1. Open “Settings and more” tab in upper right corner, then find here “Settings” button. In the appeared menu, choose “Reset settings” option:
  2. Reseting the Edge browser

  3. 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:
  1. Open Menu tab (three strips in upper right corner) and click the “Help” button. In the appeared menu choose “troubleshooting information”:
  2. The first step to revert Mozilla Firefox

  3. In the next screen, find the “Refresh Firefox” option:
  4. The second step of Firefox restoration
    After choosing this option, you will see the next message:
    The last step for Firefox
If you use Google Chrome
  1. Open Settings tab, find the “Advanced” button. In the extended tab choose the “Reset and clean up” button:
  2. In the appeared list, click on the “Restore settings to their original defaults”:
  3. 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
  1. 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:

  2. 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 site you need. Create a text file titled “hosts” on your pc’s desktop, then open it and fill it with the following lines2:

# Copyright (c) 1993-2006 Microsoft Corp.
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
# For example:
# # source server
# # x client host
# localhost name resolution is handle within DNS itself.
# localhost
# ::1 localhost

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 Topatincompany 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.

GridinSoft Anti-Malware during the scan 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).

GridinSoft scan finished

How to Remove Topatincompany Pop-ups?

Name: Topatincompany

Description: Topatincompany - 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 push notifications?” or “why do pop-ups keep appearing on Chrome even after AdBlock installation?”. In this article we will show you how to deal with Topatincompany 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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  1. More about this malware type on GridinSoft Encyclopedia.
  2. Official Microsoft guide for hosts file reset.

About the author

Wilbur Woodham

I was a technical writer from early in my career, and consider IT Security one of my foundational skills. I’m sharing my experience here, and I hope you find it useful.

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