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What percent of users and experts removed it?
74% remove it26% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,178
United States Rank #16,271
Reach 0.0803%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.97 days
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Average installed length: 123.51 days

FindLyrics

What is FindLyrics?

FindLyrics is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner, search, pop-up, pop-under, interstitial and in-text link advertisements) cross web browser plugin for Internet Explorer (BHO) and Firefox/Chrome (plugin) and distributed through various monitization platforms during installation. The browser extension includes various features that will modify the default or custom settings of the browser including the home page, search settings and in some cases will modify Internet Explorer's load time threshold, place a lock file within firefox to prevent competing software from changing its settings as well as disable the browser's Content Security Policy in order to allow for cross site scripting of the plugin.

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). The main program executable is flcsur.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 3 files.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Displays advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in FindLyrics.
FindLyrics.dll (bf99f4535ed02a993a36f9db8360f6c9) has been flagged by the following 24 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Adware.AddLyrics
Avira AntiVir 7.11.112.136 ADWARE/Adware.Gen
avast! 2014.9-131121 Win32:AddLyrics-E [Adw]
AVG 2014.0.3628 Generic5
Bitdefender 1.0.20.1625 Application.Generic.576009
CAT-QuickHeal 11.13.12.00 Adware.FindLyrics (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 17251 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0325 Adware.Shopper.337
ESET-NOD32 7.9030 a variant of Win32/Adware.AddLyrics.B
Fortinet FortiGate 11/21/2013 W32/SPNR.0BJ713!tr
F-Secure 11.2013-21-11_5 Application.Generic.576009
G Data 13.11.22 Application.Generic.576009
Malwarebytes v2013.11.21.06 PUP.Optional.AdLyrics
McAfee 5600.7266 PUP-FCU!BF99F4535ED0
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7266 PUP-FCU!BF99F4535ED0
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.163.1557.3 Adware:Win32/FindLyrics
MicroWorld-eScan 14.0.0.975 Application.Generic.576009
NANO AntiVirus 0.26.0.56179 Trojan.Win32.Shopper.cjktpl
Sophos 4.94 Generic PUA IC
SUPERAntiSpyware 10877 Adware.Shopper
Symantec 11/21/2013 rev. 5 Adware.Singalng
Trend Micro 10.465.21 TROJ_SPNR.0BJ713
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.325 TROJ_SPNR.0BJ713
VIPRE Antivirus 23254 Adware.Singalng
flcsur.exe (27d718d736f3c98af950bf0a50357d3e) has been flagged by the following 22 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Adware-ATG [Adw]
AVG 10.0.0.1190 Generic5.AALR
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics.2
Comodo Security 16903 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Shopper.341
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.589 Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics.2 (B)
ESET-NOD32 8777 a variant of Win32/Adware.AddLyrics.I
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.147.0 Riskware/AddLyrics
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics.2
G Data 22 Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics.2
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.5.4.0 Win32.SuspectCrc
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.LyricsAd
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!27D718D736F3
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!27D718D736F3
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics.2
PC Tools 9.0.0.2 Adware.Singalng
Sophos 4.91.0 Generic PUA LB
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1008 Adware.Shopper
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Singalng
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 ADW_FINDLYR
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 ADW_FINDLYR
VIPRE Antivirus 21292 Adware.Singalng
       View all 46 all detections
FindLyrics 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 FindLyrics.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: FindLyrics
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\findlyrics
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\FindLyrics\uninstall.exe

Program filesFiles installed by FindLyrics

Program executable:flcsur.exe
Name:FindLyrics
Path:C:\Program Files\findlyrics\flcsur.exe
MD5:dd8afbd1bd52028416b1ede7ce3ed293
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) FindLyrics.dll - FindLyrics
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • FindLyrics.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'FindLyrics' with the class of {44C9CC91-6A4A-4579-B4B5-899ECDC18DC6}.
Scheduled Task
  • flcsur.exe is scheduled as a task named 'FindLyrics Update' (runs daily at 11:06).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • flcsur.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named FindLyrics Update.

How do I remove FindLyrics?

Quickly and completely remove FindLyrics from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall FindLyrics 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 FindLyrics, 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 FindLyrics.
  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 FindLyrics you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
 
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 82.66%
Windows XP 10.21%
Windows 8 4.82%
Windows Vista 2.31%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 30.12%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.75%
Windows 7 Home Basic 12.93%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.23%
Windows 7 Professional 9.27%
Windows 7 Starter 4.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.22% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 63.22%
  United States 10.72%
  Germany 4.44%
  United Kingdom 3.33%
  Italy 3.14%
  Mexico 3.14%
  Belgium 2.03%
  France 1.29%
  Saudi Arabia 1.29%
  Australia 0.92%
  Japan 0.92%
  Peru 0.92%
  Argentina 0.74%
  Switzerland 0.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 26.32%
Hewlett-Packard 23.68%
Dell 18.05%
Samsung 9.40%
Lenovo 7.52%
GIGABYTE 6.77%
ASUS 5.26%
American Megatrends 1.88%
Intel 1.13%
Common models
Positivo Positivo MO... 8.04%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.51%
HP G42 Notebook PC 2.51%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 2.51%
LENOVO 20080 2.51%
Samsung RV415/RV515 2.51%

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