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Should I remove BobyLyrics-16?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
74% remove it26% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,700
United States Rank #35,726
Reach 0.0044%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.85 days
202.21 days >
Average installed length: 106.24 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.29.153.3 100.00%

BobyLyrics-16

What is BobyLyrics-16?

BobyLyrics-16 is a web browser extension that will integrate itself into Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. The extension/toolbar will modify the browser's search and home pages as well as various other features such as 404 erros and DNS redirections, etc as well as may change some browser settings that might cause lessen its security levels. This is a potentially unwanted program and may interfere with the functions of some of the browser's normal features and web search behaviors. In many cases in addition to modify the search provider and default home pages, the toolbar will push additional advertisements to the browser.

Overview

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). Once installed, it will add an extension to both the Firefox and Chrome web browsers. The main program executable is utils.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 17 files and is usually about 5.82 MB (6,102,334 bytes). BobyLyrics-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
  • Runs in the Firefox, Chrome and Firefox web browsers
  • 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
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in BobyLyrics-16.
utils.exe (da97fb46963aec08e4420fb605957d82) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web 9.0.0.026 Trojan.Crossrider.9
Malwarebytes v2014.01.26.03 PUP.Optional.TubeSing.A
Symantec 1/26/2014 rev. 1 WS.Reputation
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.26 TROJ_GEN.F47V1105
BobyLyrics-16-enabler.exe (be6f4bfe06f82b9cf9cceafff119f490) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.K
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Win32.Almanahe.D (B)
ESET-NOD32 9399 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1226
VIPRE Antivirus 26296 Crossrider (fs)
BobyLyrics-16-updater.exe (06d3cf7d3b7ee328b709d5fde35ccf75) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 HackTool.Win32.CrossRider.K
ESET-NOD32 9181 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
VIPRE Antivirus 24448 Crossrider (fs)
BobyLyrics-16-firefoxinstaller.exe (a7004cd6f495c00d18dfa9cffeba3aab) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 HackTool.Win32.CrossRider.K
ESET-NOD32 9190 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
VIPRE Antivirus 24760 Crossrider (fs)
BobyLyrics-16-chromeinstaller.exe (67afb65595c46a1cb9f1300809722256) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 HackTool.Win32.CrossRider.K
ESET-NOD32 9190 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
VIPRE Antivirus 24772 Crossrider (fs)
BobyLyrics-16-codedownloader.exe (da6267b3348cc4fa6fc4c592f4c3ffcc) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 HackTool.Win32.CrossRider.K
ESET-NOD32 9190 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
VIPRE Antivirus 24750 Crossrider (fs)
BobyLyrics-16-bho64.dll (055d169b03458a7a8bac63747473729d) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9382 a variant of Win64/Toolbar.Crossrider.B
VIPRE Antivirus 26154 Crossrider (fs)
       View all 26 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\bobylyrics-16
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\BobyLyrics-16\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 5.82 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BobyLyrics-16

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\bobylyrics-16\utils.exe
MD5:da97fb46963aec08e4420fb605957d82
Additional files:
  • BobyLyrics-16-bg.exe - BobyLyrics-16 (BobyLyrics-16 exe)
  • BobyLyrics-16-bho.dll - BobyLyrics-16 BHO
  • (Malware detected) BobyLyrics-16-bho64.dll
  • BobyLyrics-16-buttonutil.exe
  • BobyLyrics-16-buttonutil64.exe
  • (Malware detected) BobyLyrics-16-chromeinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) BobyLyrics-16-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) BobyLyrics-16-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) BobyLyrics-16-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) BobyLyrics-16-updater.exe
  • 44160.crx
  • 44160.xpi
  • BobyLyrics-16-buttonutil.dll
  • BobyLyrics-16-buttonutil64.dll
  • BobyLyrics-16-helper.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • BobyLyrics-16-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'BobyLyrics-16' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411411160} (CrossriderApp0044160).
  • BobyLyrics-16-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'BobyLyrics-16' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411411160} (CrossriderApp0044160).
Scheduled Task
  • BobyLyrics-16-enabler.exe is scheduled as a task named 'temp_BobyLyrics-16-enabler'.
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • BobyLyrics-16-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named BobyLyrics-16-enabler.
  • BobyLyrics-16-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named BobyLyrics-16-chromeinstaller.
  • BobyLyrics-16-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named BobyLyrics-16-updater.
  • BobyLyrics-16-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named BobyLyrics-16-firefoxinstaller.
  • BobyLyrics-16-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named BobyLyrics-16-codedownloader.

How do I remove BobyLyrics-16?

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Or, you can uninstall BobyLyrics-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 BobyLyrics-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 BobyLyrics-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 BobyLyrics-16 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 74%
Keep it 26%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.31%
Windows 8 19.23%
Windows XP 11.54%
Windows Vista 1.92%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.45%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.69%
Windows 7 Professional 13.73%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.76%
Windows 7 Home Basic 7.84%
Windows 8 5.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.19% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.19%
  Saudi Arabia 11.32%
  Belgium 7.55%
  Germany 7.55%
  DK 5.66%
  Mexico 5.66%
  South Africa 5.66%
  United Arab Emirates 3.77%
  Peru 3.77%
  Argentina 1.89%
  Australia 1.89%
  BA 1.89%
  Switzerland 1.89%
  DZ 1.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.11%
Acer 17.78%
Toshiba 11.11%
Dell 8.89%
GIGABYTE 4.44%
Intel 4.44%
Sony 4.44%
Samsung 4.44%
Lenovo 4.44%
American Megatrends 2.22%
NEC 2.22%
Medion 2.22%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 5.13%
TOSHIBA Satellite C850-B7... 2.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite C850-B3... 2.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite C845D 2.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 2.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 2.56%

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