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What percent of users and experts removed it?
69% remove it31% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,377
United States Rank #31,281
Reach 0.0145%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.84 days
673.82 days >
Average installed length: 354.04 days

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What is AddLyrics?

AddLyrics is a web browser extension that installs as a browser helper object within Internet Explorer that will modify the user's web browser home page and search settings. The software will also bundle additional third party ad-support apsp that may include: DealPly, International Web Services LLC, SuperFish, Futureads.

About  (from Add Lyrics Ltd)

Add Lyrics may provide you with several features in order to enhance your use of YouTube and your enjoyment of musical videos. In order to do so the Software may provide you with graphics, text, or other functional or interactive content in your browser, all of which are free of charge. Note that by downloading the Sof...  Read more


During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). In the Google Chrome browser, it will add an extension. The primary executable is named AddLyrics.dll. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 17.44 MB (18,289,007 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in AddLyrics.
AddLyrics.dll (b8640eea55fcd16444ab37b0e55a7d19) has been flagged by the following 35 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 1018 Adware.Agent.NPB
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Adware.Agent
AhnLab-V3 2014.01.05 Win-Trojan/ASD.variant
Avira AntiVir Adware/AddLyrics.A.8
avast! 2014.9-140423 Win32:AddLyrics-A [Adw]
AVG 2015.0.3496 Generic5
Baidu-International AdWare.Win32.AddLyrics.At
Bitdefender Adware.Agent.NPB
Bkav FE W32.Clod87a.Trojan
CAT-QuickHeal Trojan.AddLyrics.cw5
Commtouch SDK W32/Backdoor.HUEB-3479
Comodo Security 17556 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Shopper.330
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Agent.NPB
ESET-NOD32 8.9252 Win32/Adware.AddLyrics.C
Fortinet FortiGate 4/23/2014 Adware/AddLyrics
F-Prot v6. W32/Backdoor2.HSFS
F-Secure 11.2014-23-04_4 Adware.Agent.NPB
G Data 14.4.22 Adware.Agent.NPB
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.2.29 AdWare.Win32.AddLyrics
K7 AntiVirus 13.175.10735 Adware
K7GW 13.175.10735 Riskware ( 0040f01a1 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Heur.KVMF58.hy.(kcloud)
McAfee 5600.7152 Generic.pa
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7152 Generic.pa
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10201 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Agent.NPB
nProtect Adware.Agent.NPB
Panda Antivirus Adware/AddLyrics
Rising Antivirus PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.145077D4!340817876
Sophos 4.96 Generic PUA HB
Symantec 4/23/2014 rev. 4 Trojan.Gen
Trend Micro 10.465.23 TROJ_SPNR.0BCK13
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.113 TROJ_SPNR.0BCK13
VIPRE Antivirus 25108 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
alcsur.exe (31baa347d913389eab56dc9d2aa7d7e6) has been flagged by the following 13 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG Generic5.VRK
Bitdefender 7.2 Application.Generic.507420
Comodo Security 15742 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Shopper.330
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Win32.AddLyrics.AMN (A)
ESET-NOD32 8174 a variant of Win32/Adware.AddLyrics.A
F-Secure 11.0.19020.35 Application.Generic.507420
G Data 22 Application.Generic.507420
IKARUS anti.virus T3. Win32.SuspectCrc
K7 AntiVirus 9.164.8447 Riskware
MicroWorld-eScan Application.Generic.507420
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.RC1H1CA
VIPRE Antivirus 16378 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Uninstall.exe (a8b8f43e0e73c2f6f6de073a5e6f772a) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes Adware.AdLyrics
SUPERAntiSpyware Adware.Shopper
Symantec 20131.1.0.101 WS.Reputation.1
       View all 51 all detections
AddLyrics has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove AddLyrics.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: AddLyrics
URL: addlyrics.net
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\addlyrics
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\AddLyrics\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 17.44 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AddLyrics

Program module:AddLyrics.dll
Signed by:Ilan Bio 2009 Ltd
Additional files:
  • AddLyrics.dll - AddLyrics
  • (Malware detected) alcsur.exe
  • Uninstall.exe
  • chrome.crx
  • ffmpeg.exe
  • mp4tomp3.exe - Ribkin
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • AddLyrics.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'AddLyrics' with the class of {4145006D-47F8-42F2-8186-2225AAFECDD3}.
Scheduled Task
  • alcsur.exe is scheduled as a task named 'AddLyrics update' (runs daily at 9:03 PM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • alcsur.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named AddLyrics update.

How do I remove AddLyrics?

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Or, you can uninstall AddLyrics from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program AddLyrics, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove AddLyrics.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by AddLyrics you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 69%
Keep it 31%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.96%
Windows XP 9.80%
Windows 8 8.82%
Windows Vista 4.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.57%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.80%
Windows 7 Professional 7.35%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.92%
Windows 8 3.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.92% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 23.92%
  Brazil 15.79%
  United States 11.96%
  Mexico 7.18%
  Italy 5.74%
  Belgium 3.83%
  Argentina 2.87%
  South Africa 2.87%
  Colombia 2.39%
  France 1.91%
  United Kingdom 1.91%
  Austria 1.44%
  Switzerland 1.44%
  Iran 1.44%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 29.91%
Dell 14.53%
Hewlett-Packard 12.82%
ASUS 9.40%
Toshiba 7.69%
Samsung 7.69%
Intel 3.42%
Medion 3.42%
Lenovo 2.56%
American Megatrends 1.71%
Sony 1.71%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.68%
Acer Aspire 7741 2.68%
MSI MS-7309 2.68%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660D 2.68%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.79%
Acer Aspire 5742G 1.79%


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