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What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #29,406
United States Rank #27,070
Reach 0.0055%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.74 days
464.43 days >
Average installed length: 244.02 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.28.153.3 100.00%

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LyriXeeker-1

What is LyriXeeker-1?

LyriXeeker-1 is a web browser toolbar and extension that modifies the browsers search and home pages as well as delivers contextual based advertising. This toolbar currently supports Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. In order to provide search advertising revenue, the software is designed not only to modify the search provider but to protect it so that it remains the default browser search engine. It is typically installed via a co-bundled offer within a third-party software distribution (AppWork GmbH, ClickRunSoftware, etc.).

What it does:
- Modifies the default search engine and search provider.
- Changes the default browser home page.
- Adds search functionality from the address bar.
- Adds alternative redirection "page not found".
- Displays contextual advertising.

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 utils.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 15 files and is usually about 8.37 MB (8,779,643 bytes). LyriXeeker-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
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in LyriXeeker-1.
utils.exe (d1c145ba7e42f957ea6ea5b220be7f16) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-131024 NSIS:Adware-LH [PUP]
Baidu-International 4.0.3.131024 Trojan.Win32.Packed.ABRF
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0297 Trojan.Crossrider.9
ESET-NOD32 7.8946 Win32/Packed.ScrambleWrapper.C
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2013.10.24.10 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.297 TROJ_GEN.F47V0915
VIPRE Antivirus 22602 Adware.AddLyrics (fs)
LyriXeeker-1-bho.dll (bb212b74376af866427e7f7348f3c3bd) has been flagged by the following 23 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.Generic.649841
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 AdWare/Win32.Lyckriks
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AIKL
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Lyckriks.atc
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.Generic.649841
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clodd68.Trojan.f258
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.7
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Adware.Generic.649841 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9253 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.H
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.147.0 Adware/Lyckriks
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.649841
G Data 22 Adware.Generic.649841
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.10735 Riskware ( 0040eff71 )
K7GW 9.175.10735 Riskware ( 0040eff71 )
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1221 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.lb
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.Generic.649841
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.57029 Riskware.Win32.Lyckriks.cqrozn
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH07JB13
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 AdWare.Lyckriks
VIPRE Antivirus 25116 Crossrider (fs)
LyriXeeker-1-chromeinstaller.exe (aecd14296e22debf6590aa9b767eb255) has been flagged by the following 17 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AIIQ
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.Generic.608545
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.589 Adware.Generic.608545 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9058 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.608545
G Data 22 Adware.Generic.608545
K7 AntiVirus 9.173.10217 Trojan ( 0048e2ed1 )
K7GW 9.173.10217 Trojan ( 0048e2ed1 )
Kaspersky 9.0.0.837 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.ly
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 PUP-FEJ!AECD14296E22
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 PUP-FEJ!AECD14296E22
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.Generic.608545
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.FindLyrics
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH05JA13
VIPRE Antivirus 23450 Crossrider (fs)
LyriXeeker-1-enabler.exe (56bffe0ca506cfe9aab0c85e6ee6379a) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AJKA
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 HackTool.Win32.CrossRider.I
ESET-NOD32 9113 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.147.0 Riskware/PUP_FEJ
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 PUP-FEJ!56BFFE0CA506
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious-BAY.K
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1H06KG13
VIPRE Antivirus 23848 Crossrider (fs)
LyriXeeker-1-updater.exe (194ec0435f64f433917ea7f24ffa4810) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 17377 UnclassifiedMalware
ESET-NOD32 9124 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
VIPRE Antivirus 23968 Crossrider (fs)
LyriXeeker-1-codedownloader.exe (a8c87fddae82e9609657832a10dfe2b7) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8836 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.I
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
VIPRE Antivirus 21778 Crossrider (fs)
LyriXeeker-1-bho64.dll (1a8b331fcc6736a13be3c83244bd3915) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0924
VIPRE Antivirus 21996 Crossrider (fs)
LyriXeeker-1-firefoxinstaller.exe (ba067f1463d56e5200d6fc643088bc3a) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
VIPRE Antivirus 21744 Crossrider (fs)
       View all 71 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Lyrics
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\lyrixeeker-1
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\LyriXeeker-1\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 8.37 MB

Program filesFiles installed by LyriXeeker-1

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
Name:LyriXeeker-1
LyriXeeker-1 Installer
Path:C:\Program Files\lyrixeeker-1\utils.exe
MD5:d1c145ba7e42f957ea6ea5b220be7f16
Additional files:
  • LyriXeeker-1-bg.exe (by Lyrics) - LyriXeeker-1 (LyriXeeker-1 exe)
  • (Malware detected) LyriXeeker-1-bho.dll (by Lyrics) - LyriXeeker-1 BHO
  • (Malware detected) LyriXeeker-1-bho64.dll
  • LyriXeeker-1-buttonutil.exe
  • LyriXeeker-1-buttonutil64.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyriXeeker-1-chromeinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyriXeeker-1-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyriXeeker-1-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyriXeeker-1-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyriXeeker-1-updater.exe
  • LyriXeeker-1-buttonutil.dll
  • LyriXeeker-1-buttonutil64.dll
  • LyriXeeker-1-helper.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • LyriXeeker-1-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'LyriXeeker-1' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411181156} (CrossriderApp0041856).
  • LyriXeeker-1-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'LyriXeeker-1' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411181156} (CrossriderApp0041856).
Scheduled Task
  • LyriXeeker-1-enabler.exe is scheduled as a task named 'temp_LyriXeeker-1-enabler'.
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • LyriXeeker-1-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyriXeeker-1-enabler.
  • LyriXeeker-1-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyriXeeker-1-updater.
  • LyriXeeker-1-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyriXeeker-1-firefoxinstaller.
  • LyriXeeker-1-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyriXeeker-1-codedownloader.
  • LyriXeeker-1-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyriXeeker-1-chromeinstaller.

How do I remove LyriXeeker-1?

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Or, you can uninstall LyriXeeker-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 LyriXeeker-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 LyriXeeker-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 LyriXeeker-1 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.14%
Windows 8 25.97%
Windows XP 10.39%
Windows Vista 6.49%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.86%
Windows 8 18.18%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.39%
Windows 7 Professional 7.79%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.19%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.09% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 53.09%
  United States 44.44%
  MK 1.23%
  Thailand 1.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Acer 21.57%
Dell 9.80%
American Megatrends 9.80%
Lenovo 9.80%
GIGABYTE 3.92%
Intel 3.92%
ASUS 3.92%
Compaq 1.96%
Alienware 1.96%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard 700-035eg 3.23%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.23%
TOSHIBA Satellite S55t-A 1.61%
TOSHIBA Satellite P855 1.61%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE C850-1D... 1.61%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.61%

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