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Battlehammer targets popular web browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Edge and others in order to fill them with ads during browsing sessions. Battlehammer embeds itself in the browser and begins to generate various ads within it. Thus, Battlehammer is known as a browser hijacker.
It is pretty much inescapable to occasionally get adverts in your browser that try to get you to visit Battlehammer.top or buy some product. In most cases, the Battlehammer.top advertisements would be coming from the sites you go to as many of them rely on paid advertising space to generate money.
The Battlehammer Virus
The Battlehammer virus is a typical example of a browser hijacker and it possesses most of the traits that the rest of the browser hijacker representatives have. The Battlehammer virus can enter your browser unnoticed after getting installed alongside some file bundle or installation package. Once it’s in your system and browser, its intrusive changes and advertising activities are sure to give its presence away and you will know that there’s some software in your computer that shouldn’t be there.
The problem is that it may be a bit challenging for a regular user to remove an app like Battlehammer and uninstall all the components that it may have introduced to the browser without having been given a permission. We, however, can help you with the uninstallation of Battlehammer and all you’d need to do is follow the guide below and/or use the removal program available in it.
Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
What we suggest you do first is, check the list of programs that are presently installed on the infected device and uninstall any rogue software that you find there:
From the Start Menu, navigate to Control Panel ->>> Programs and Features ->>> Uninstall a Program.
Next, carefully search for unfamiliar programs or programs that have been installed recently and could be related to Battlehammer.
If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to Battlehammer.
If a notification appears on your screen when you try to uninstall a specific questionable program prompting you to just alter it or repair it, make sure you choose NO and complete the steps from the removal wizard.
Remove Battlehammer from Chrome
Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
Go to more tools
Now select extensions
Remove the Battlehammer extension
Once you open Chrome, click on the three-dots icon to open the browser’s menu, go to More Tools/ More Options, and then to Extensions.
Again, find the items on that page that could be linked to the malware and/or that might be causing problems in the browser and delete them.
Afterwards, go to this folder: Computer > C: > Users > *Your User Account* > App Data > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data. In there, you will find a folder named Default – you should change its name to Backup Default and restart the PC.
Get rid of Battlehammer by removing it from extensions
If using Firefox:
Select the three parallel lines menu and go to Add-ons.
Find the unwanted add-on and delete it from the browser – if there is more than one unwanted extension, remove all of them.
Go to the browser menu again, select Options, and then click on Home from the sidebar to the left.
Check the current addresses for the browser’s homepage and new-tab page and change them if they are currently set to address(es) you don’t know or trust.
If using MS Edge/IE:
Select the browser menu and go to Extensions.
Find and uninstall any Edge extensions that look undesirable and unwanted.
Select Settings from the browser menu and click on Appearance.
Check the new-tab page address of the browser and if it has been modified by the malicious program or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.
How to Delete Battlehammer
Open task manager
Look for the Battlehammer process
Select it and click on End task
Open the file location to delete Battlehammer
Access the Task Manager by pressing together the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys and then selecting Task Manager.
Open Processes and there try to find a process with the name of the unwanted software. If you find it, select it with the right button of the mouse and click on the Open File Location option.
If you don’t see a malicious process in the Task Manager, look for another suspicious process with an unusual name. It is likely that the unwanted process would be using lots of RAM and CPU so pay attention to the number of resources each process is using.
Tip: If you think you have singled out the unwanted process but are not sure, it’s always a good idea to search for information about it on the Internet – this should give you a general idea if the process is a legitimate one from a regular program or from your OS or if it is indeed likely linked to the adware.
If you find another suspicious process, open its File Location too.
Once in the File Location folder for the suspicious process, start testing all of the files that are stored there by dragging them to our free online scanner available below.
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This file is not matched with any known malware in the database. You can either do a full real-time scan of the file or skip it to upload a new file. Doing a full scan with 64 antivirus programs can take up to 3-4 minutes per file.
Each file will be scanned with up to 64 antivirus programs to ensure maximum accuracy
If the scanner finds malware in any of the files, return to the Processes tab in the Task Manager, select the suspected process, and then select the End Process option to quit it.
Go back to the folder where the files of that process are located and delete all of the files that you are allowed to delete. If all files get deleted normally, exit the folder and delete that folder too. If one or more of the files showed an error message when you tried to delete them, leave them for now and return to try to delete them again once you’ve completed the rest of the guide.
How to Uninstall Battlehammer
Click on the home button
Search for Startup Apps
Look for Battlehammer in there
Uninstall Battlehammer from Startup Apps by turning it off
Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any Battlehammer-related entries from the Registry. The easiest way to do this is to open the Registry Editor app (type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter) and then open a Find dialog (CTRL+F key combination) where you have to type the name of the threat.
Perform a search by clicking on the Find Next button and delete any detected results. Do this as many times as needed until no more results are found.
After that, to ensure that there are no remaining entries lined to Battlehammer in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
If you are getting irritated by such ads, there are basically two things you can do: the first is to stop visiting the sites that are overly aggressive with their advertising activities and the second one is to install an ad-blocking extension in your browser. However, if neither of those methods helps you put an end to the nagging ads and occasional page redirects and if the homepage and new-tab page addresses as well as the search engine tool of your browser have been replaced, you may have a Battlehammer browser hijacker on your hands. Firefox and Chrome as well as other popular browsers that many people use are the ones that get the most hijackers as the developers of the Battlehammer unwanted apps want to get as much exposure for the adverts of their browser hijackers as possible. It should be obvious to you by now that the goal of hijacker apps like Lookaside.fbsbx.com or BestSearch.ai is to make money through the different ads, pop-ups, new-tabs and page redirects that they spam users’ screens with. Any changes that such an app may attempt to impose on your browser are also introduced in order to make the ad distribution even more effective. An example of that is the new search engine you are likely to get if an app of the browser hijacker category sneaks in your computer. This new search engine is likely to favor sites and pages the owners of which have paid to the hijacker’s creators for advertising exposure. This could, of course, significantly affect the reliability and the accuracy of the search results that you get after you try to look something up. Furthermore, if some of the favored results are of pages or sites that are unreliable, you may easily get redirected to some sketchy sites that may expose your system to harmful scripts like ransomware and Trojan horse viruses.
About the author
Violet is an active writer with a passion for all things cyber security. She enjoys helping victims of computer virus infections remove them and successfully deal with the aftermath of the attacks. But most importantly, Violet makes it her priority to spend time educating people on privacy issues and maintaining the safety of their computers. It is her firm belief that by spreading this information, she can empower web users to effectively protect their personal data and their devices from hackers and cybercriminals.