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Should I remove Allyrics-16?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
United States Rank #49,241
Reach 0.0004%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.82 days
260.25 days >
Average installed length: 136.74 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%


What is Allyrics-16?

This is a potentially unwanted web browser extension that is designed to deliver search modification as well as contextual advertising. The program does this by modifying the user's home and search page in order to monetize a user's search activities. By installing a an extension in Chrome, it has the ability to monitor and track a user web browsing activities and display various banner and link-context ads in addition to its search redirection.


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. The main program executable is utils.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 6.11 MB (6,402,162 bytes). Allyrics-16-updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

The program is built using the Crossrider framework, a cross browser monetization platform used to deploy a toolbar and extension for modern web browsers with monetization features including browser search and homepage redirection, contextual coupons and in-line text advertising. Crossrider extensions include background processes to monitor, update and automatically download new features/code without direct user interaction.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on the Crossrider toolbar platform and potentially unwanted
  • May inject ads in the web browser
  • 'Offers' to modify the browser's home and search pages by default
  • Difficult to remove as it will reinstall itself
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Allyrics-16.
Allyrics-16-bho64.dll (70381794dcbbcf688fa88359438c277b) has been flagged by the following 26 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 662 Trojan.Generic.12828591
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Toolbar.Crossrider
ALYac Trojan.Generic.12828591
avast! 2014.9-150413 Win32:Crossrider-AI [PUP]
Avira ADWARE/CrossRider.Gen2
AVware Crossrider (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win64.CrossAd.B
Bitdefender Trojan.Generic.12828591
Comodo Security 21733 ApplicUnwnt
Cyren W64/Application.GMUB-7737
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.Generic.12828591
ESET-NOD32 9.11460 a variant of Win64/Toolbar.Crossrider.B potentially unwanted
F-Secure 11.2015-13-04_2 Trojan.Generic.12828591
G Data 15.4.25 Trojan.Generic.12828591
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. not-a-virus:WebToolbar.CroRi
K7 AntiVirus 13.202.15567 Trojan
K7GW 13.202.15567 Trojan ( 004b4c761 )
McAfee 5600.6796 Artemis!70381794DCBB
MicroWorld-eScan Trojan.Generic.12828591
nProtect Trojan.Generic.12828591
Sophos 4.98 AppRider
Symantec 4/13/2015 rev. 2 Trojan.Gen
Trend Micro 10.465.13 TROJ_GEN.R047C0OCC15
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.103 TROJ_GEN.R047C0OCC15
VIPRE Antivirus 39262 Crossrider (fs)
Zillya Adware.CroRi.Win32.1755
Allyrics-16-bho.dll (80b7fd7853551b8424b1066a6297f204) has been flagged by the following 19 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir ADWARE/Adware.A.2458
Antiy-AVL AdWare/Win32.Lyckriks
AVG Generic5.AILH
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Lyckriks.AZ
Bkav FE W32.Clod7ad.Trojan.8141
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.152
ESET-NOD32 9244 Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.O
Fortinet FortiGate Adware/Lyckriks
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10720 Trojan ( 0048e3671 )
K7GW 9.174.10720 Trojan ( 0048e3671 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.lw
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Lyckriks.lw.(kcloud)
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!80B7FD785355
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!80B7FD785355
Sophos 4.96.0 Generic PUA DB
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBB01A214
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Lyckriks
VIPRE Antivirus 25040 Crossrider (fs)
Allyrics-16-codedownloader.exe (53292c5f5d786dee88a43fef2d3d93a8) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International HackTool.Win32.CrossRider.K
ESET-NOD32 9244 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
Fortinet FortiGate Riskware/PUP_FEJ
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 PUP-FEJ!53292C5F5D78
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 PUP-FEJ!53292C5F5D78
Panda Antivirus Suspicious file
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R00UH06KG13
VIPRE Antivirus 25040 Crossrider (fs)
Allyrics-16-enabler.exe (84aab0bbe1ca479e8f54b0b4dd056435) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG Generic5.AJKA
Baidu-International HackTool.Win32.CrossRider.J
ESET-NOD32 9117 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Fortinet FortiGate W32/Toolbar_CrossRider.J
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 PUP-FEJ!84AAB0BBE1CA
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 PUP-FEJ!84AAB0BBE1CA
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1H06KD13
VIPRE Antivirus 23902 Crossrider (fs)
Allyrics-16-updater.exe (d3337a36cd90d10d5dc9a011a1fcaa46) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.73
ESET-NOD32 9244 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
Fortinet FortiGate Riskware/PUP_FEJ
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 PUP-FEJ!D3337A36CD90
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 PUP-FEJ!D3337A36CD90
Panda Antivirus Suspicious file
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C9H06KD13
VIPRE Antivirus 25040 Crossrider (fs)
       View all 72 all detections
Allyrics-16 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 Allyrics-16.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\allyrics-16
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Allyrics-16\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 6.11 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Allyrics-16

Program executable:utils.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\allyrics-16\utils.exe
Additional files:
  • Allyrics-16-bg.exe - Allyrics-16 (Allyrics-16 exe)
  • (Malware detected) Allyrics-16-bho.dll - Allyrics-16 BHO
  • (Malware detected) Allyrics-16-bho64.dll
  • Allyrics-16-buttonutil.exe
  • Allyrics-16-buttonutil64.exe
  • (Malware detected) Allyrics-16-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) Allyrics-16-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) Allyrics-16-updater.exe
  • Allyrics-16-buttonutil.dll
  • Allyrics-16-buttonutil64.dll
  • Allyrics-16-helper.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • Allyrics-16-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Allyrics-16' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411411178} (CrossriderApp0044178).
  • Allyrics-16-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Allyrics-16' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411411178} (CrossriderApp0044178).
3 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • Allyrics-16-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Allyrics-16-updater.
  • Allyrics-16-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Allyrics-16-enabler.
  • Allyrics-16-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Allyrics-16-codedownloader.

How do I remove Allyrics-16?

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Or, you can uninstall Allyrics-16 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 Allyrics-16, 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 Allyrics-16.
  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 Allyrics-16 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win XP 33%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows XP 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 33.33%
Windows 7 Professional 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

94.12% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 94.12%
  Qatar 5.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Dell 20.00%
Compaq 20.00%
ASUS 20.00%
Common models
Gateway T3302 20.00%
Dell Inspiron 3721 20.00%
Compaq-Presario FK586AA-A... 20.00%
ASUSTeK K53E 20.00%


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