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Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #41,375
United States Rank #30,405
Reach 0.0024%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.17 days
270.53 days >
Average installed length: 142.14 days

LookForWord

What is LookForWord?

LookForWord/LyricsContainer is an ad-supported (adware) web browser extension that displays popups, banners and injects link ads in the browser. In Internet Explorer it ads a BHO, in Chrome and extension and in Firefox it runs as an add-in that is silently installed. These LookForWord links are placed inside standard text, and they are converted to a double underlined hyperlink. On roll-over it will display "Ads by LyricsContainter(or LookForWord)".

From the Terms:
" we may, now or in the future, use features or components to counter third party attempts to modify or replace your proxy configuration without notifying you or get your permission to do so; Such third parties may include (without limitation) malicious programs and other harmful code that, in some cases, may compromise your system (collectively or in separate “Un-permitted Access”). You are hereby giving us your permission to use such features automatically without prior notification to you. Such features and components will act to protect your then-current proxy configurations, however we cannot guarantee 100% success and in no case we will be responsible for any Un-permitted Access or changes made to your system preferences or proxy configurations or to any damage that might have been caused to you due to Un-permitted Access;"

About  (from Revizer Technologies)

The Toolbar interacts with your computer by: Displaying advertisements, including without limitation by inserting into web pages or displaying over parts of such web pages advertisements, banners or coupons that would not otherwise appear; Converting words on pages you view into hyperlinks that are linked to advertisem...  Read more
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Adds a toolbar to IE and an extension to Chrome and Firefox
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • 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 LookForWord.
LookForWord_wd.exe (513b947ec6eb2e6c45d32c1aac83ce04) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2015.0.3497 Generic5
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14422 Adware.Win32.AD150.B
Comodo Security 18005 Application.Win32.Adware.WDUnlocker.A
ESET-NOD32 8.9605 a variant of Win32/AdWare.AD150.B
Fortinet FortiGate 4/22/2014 Riskware/AD150
K7 AntiVirus 13.176.11584 Adware
K7GW 13.176.11587 Adware ( 0049760f1 )
McAfee 5600.7153 Adware-AddLyrics!513B947EC6EB
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7153 Adware-AddLyrics!513B947EC6EB
Panda Antivirus 14.04.22.10 Trj/Genetic.gen
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.112 TROJ_GEN.R0C1H06CG14
VIPRE Antivirus 27792 Adware.AddLyrics
LookF.exe (4c600d95cb00b5e147eb19ba054a5df0) has been flagged by the following 26 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Application.Generic.613968
Avira AntiVir 7.11.147.82 SPR/Tool.321536.2
Antiy-AVL 0.1.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/Win32.Agent
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Dropper-gen [Drp]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.ARJJ
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.AddLyrics.AI
Bitdefender 7.2 Application.Generic.613968
Dr.Web 7.00.9.04080 Trojan.Lyrics.59
ESET-NOD32 9756 a variant of Win32/AdWare.AddLyrics.AI
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/AddLyrics
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Application.Generic.613968
G Data 24 Application.Generic.613968
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 PUP.SuspectCRC
K7 AntiVirus 9.177.11965 Adware ( 004976211 )
K7GW 9.177.11965 Adware ( 004976211 )
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.Win32.Agent.gen
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.AdLyrics.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!4C600D95CB00
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!4C600D95CB00
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Application.Generic.613968
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.59608 Riskware.Win32.Agent.cvygle
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Trojan.Multi.daf
Sophos 4.98.0 AddLyrics
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
VIPRE Antivirus 28868 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
       View all 38 all detections
LookForWord 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 LookForWord.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: LookForWord software
URL: www.lookforword.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\lyricscontainer
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\LyricsContainer\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.55 MB

Program filesFiles installed by LookForWord

Program executable:LookForWord_wd.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\lyricscontainer\LookForWord_wd.exe
MD5:513b947ec6eb2e6c45d32c1aac83ce04
Additional files:
  • LookF.exe
  • (Malware detected) LookForWord_wd.exe
  • LookForWord157.exe
  • Uninstall.exe
  • 157.crx
  • 157.xpi
  • 157.dll
  • Sqlite3.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • 157.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'LookForWord' with the class of {343747d8-3926-4e3e-aefd-5887b5d15cbe}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • LookForWord_wd.exe is scheduled as a task named 'LookForWord_wd' (runs daily at 9:17 PM).
  • LookF.exe is scheduled as a task named 'LookForWord Update' (runs daily at 9:06 PM).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • LookForWord_wd.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LookForWord_wd.
  • LookF.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LookForWord Update.
Service
  • LookForWord157.exe runs as a service named 'LookForWord' (LookForWord).

How do I remove LookForWord?

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Or, you can uninstall LookForWord 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 LookForWord, 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 LookForWord.
  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 LookForWord you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win Vista (SP2) 12%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 86%
Keep it 14%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.76%
Windows 8 26.47%
Windows Vista 11.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.06%
Windows 8 14.71%
Windows 7 Professional 11.76%
Windows 8.1 11.76%
Windows Vista Home Basic 5.88%
Windows 7 Starter 2.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.79% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.79%
  Germany 18.60%
  United Kingdom 4.65%
  Italy 4.65%
  United Arab Emirates 2.33%
  Australia 2.33%
  Kuwait 2.33%
  Saudi Arabia 2.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 44.83%
Sony 10.34%
Acer 10.34%
ASUS 10.34%
Toshiba 6.90%
Lenovo 6.90%
GIGABYTE 3.45%
Dell 3.45%
Samsung 3.45%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 9.09%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 6.06%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.06%
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebo... 3.03%
HP Compaq 8100 Elite CMT ... 3.03%
HP 630 Notebook PC 3.03%

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