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Should I remove ElectroLyrics-1?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
85% remove it15% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #27,870
United States Rank #27,446
Reach 0.0062%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.34 days
275.57 days >
Average installed length: 144.79 days


VersionDistribution 13.79% 11.49% 73.56% 1.15%


What is ElectroLyrics-1?

ElectroLyrics-1 is a malware web browser extension designed to take control of the user's browser in order to redirect web searches and inject advertising. In Internet Explorer the program run as a Browser Helper Object. The add-in performs a number of behaviors that will hijack advertising on non-associated web sites as well as inject its own advertising in the form of contextual link ads, banner ads, popups and pop-overs including the hijacking of known ad serving sites. This malware is typically bundled with various third party unwanted applications as well as through web browser exploits. Although the program comes packaged with an uninstaller and is listed in the Windows Add/Remove Programs, fully removing this could be very difficult and an anti-malware product might be required.

This unwanted program is distributed with co-bundle monetization installers such as Amonetize ltd. (amoninst.com) included with 3rd party bundled apps including FlashPlayer.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 16 files and is usually about 1.7 MB (1,784,522 bytes). ElectroLyrics-1-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
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in ElectroLyrics-1.
utils.exe (dcd2a1d3562d11267588f2f4f8355baa) has been flagged by the following 13 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-131024 NSIS:Adware-LH [PUP]
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Packed.AfS
Bitdefender Gen:Adware.AddLyrics.1
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.9
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Adware.AddLyrics
ESET-NOD32 7.8941 Win32/Packed.ScrambleWrapper.C
Fortinet FortiGate 10/24/2013 Adware/AddLyrics
F-Secure 11.2013-24-10_5 Gen:Adware.AddLyrics.1
G Data 13.10.22 Gen:Adware.AddLyrics
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2013.10.24.09 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.297 TROJ_GEN.R0C1H0AIF13
VIPRE Antivirus 22562 Adware.AddLyrics (fs)
ElectroLyrics-1-bho.dll (ac3541568e185c8c6d678096a078a66d) has been flagged by the following 28 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.Generic.605829
Antiy-AVL AdWare/Win32.Lyckriks
AVG Generic5.AIKL
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.aMm
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.Generic.605829
CMC Antivirus AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks!O
Comodo Security 17415 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.7
ESET-NOD32 9153 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.H
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Adware/Lyckriks
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.605829
G Data 22 Adware.Generic.605829
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10455 Riskware ( 0040eff71 )
K7GW 9.174.10459 Riskware ( 0040eff71 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.lb
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
McAfee Artemis!AC3541568E18
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!AC3541568E18
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Generic.605829
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.cidtam
Panda Antivirus Suspicious file
Sophos 4.95.0 Generic PUA MN
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Adpopup
Trend Micro 9.740-1012 TROJ_GEN.F0C2C00KT13
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F0C2C00KT13
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Lyckriks
VIPRE Antivirus 24200 Crossrider (fs)
ElectroLyrics-1-chromeinstaller.exe (2469f47c7ddc5779fe16c322dc7f369f) has been flagged by the following 18 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG Generic5.AIIQ
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.Generic.612975
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.612975 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9058 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
Fortinet FortiGate Adware/Lyckriks
G Data 22 Adware.Generic.612975
K7 AntiVirus 9.173.10217 Trojan ( 0048e4111 )
K7GW 9.173.10217 Trojan ( 0048e4111 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 PUP-FEJ!2469F47C7DDC
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 PUP-FEJ!2469F47C7DDC
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Generic.612975
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.FindLyrics
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0OKG13
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0OKG13
VIPRE Antivirus 23450 Crossrider (fs)
ElectroLyrics-1-firefoxinstaller.exe (5a84df35f61fb0475ccdffb3ede7dfbe) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.CrossRider.J
ESET-NOD32 9058 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
K7 AntiVirus 9.173.10217 Trojan ( 0048e2ed1 )
K7GW 9.173.10217 Trojan ( 0048e2ed1 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 PUP-FEJ!5A84DF35F61F
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 PUP-FEJ!5A84DF35F61F
Sophos 4.94.0 Generic PUA FI
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.FindLyrics
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH05JB13
VIPRE Antivirus 23452 Crossrider (fs)
ElectroLyrics-1-updater.exe (a4b98adc77287478c6d158ef7795955f) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG Generic_r.GS
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.AXwF
Comodo Security 17369 UnclassifiedMalware
ESET-NOD32 9118 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 PUP-FEJ!A4B98ADC7728
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 PUP-FEJ!A4B98ADC7728
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1H0AID13
VIPRE Antivirus 23924 Crossrider (fs)
ElectroLyrics-1-enabler.exe (40893b65c91c8320221791eb27fedf7f) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.CrossRider.J
ESET-NOD32 8926 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
VIPRE Antivirus 22450 Crossrider (fs)
ElectroLyrics-1-codedownloader.exe (261b8de5367337ecf4538f14e1e1a1b1) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
VIPRE Antivirus 21548 Crossrider (fs)
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ElectroLyrics-1 has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Lyrics
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ElectroLyrics-1
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\ElectroLyrics-1\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 1.7 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ElectroLyrics-1

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
ElectroLyrics-1 Installer
Path:C:\Program Files\ElectroLyrics-1\utils.exe
Additional files:
  • ElectroLyrics-1-bg.exe (by Lyrics) - ElectroLyrics-1 (ElectroLyrics-1 exe)
  • (Malware detected) ElectroLyrics-1-bho.dll (by Lyrics) - ElectroLyrics-1 BHO
  • ElectroLyrics-1-bho64.dll
  • ElectroLyrics-1-buttonutil.exe
  • ElectroLyrics-1-buttonutil64.exe
  • (Malware detected) ElectroLyrics-1-chromeinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) ElectroLyrics-1-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) ElectroLyrics-1-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) ElectroLyrics-1-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) ElectroLyrics-1-updater.exe
  • ElectroLyrics-1-buttonutil.dll
  • ElectroLyrics-1-buttonutil64.dll
  • ElectroLyrics-1-helper.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • ElectroLyrics-1-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'ElectroLyrics-1' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411181144} (CrossriderApp0041844).
  • ElectroLyrics-1-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'ElectroLyrics-1' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411181144} (CrossriderApp0041844).
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • ElectroLyrics-1-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ElectroLyrics-1-enabler.
  • ElectroLyrics-1-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ElectroLyrics-1-updater.
  • ElectroLyrics-1-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ElectroLyrics-1-firefoxinstaller.
  • ElectroLyrics-1-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ElectroLyrics-1-codedownloader.
  • ElectroLyrics-1-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ElectroLyrics-1-chromeinstaller.

How do I remove ElectroLyrics-1?

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Or, you can uninstall ElectroLyrics-1 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 ElectroLyrics-1, 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 ElectroLyrics-1.
  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 ElectroLyrics-1 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 85%
Keep it 15%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.52%
Windows 8 22.99%
Windows XP 5.75%
Windows Vista 5.75%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.19%
Windows 8 11.63%
Windows 7 Professional 10.47%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.98%
Windows 8 Pro 5.81%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.65%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.56%
  Spain 12.90%
  France 7.53%
  Italy 7.53%
  Saudi Arabia 7.53%
  Germany 5.38%
  Australia 4.30%
  South Africa 3.23%
  Qatar 2.15%
  Japan 2.15%
  United Arab Emirates 2.15%
  Colombia 1.08%
  Belgium 1.08%
  Mexico 1.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.17%
Dell 18.31%
Acer 18.31%
Toshiba 11.27%
ASUS 8.45%
Sony 5.63%
Lenovo 2.82%
MSI 1.41%
Intel 1.41%
Compaq 1.41%
Alienware 1.41%
Medion 1.41%
Common models
HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15 2.47%
Micro-Star CX600 1.23%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.23%
HP G62 Notebook PC 1.23%
HP EliteBook Folio 9470m 1.23%


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