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What percent of users and experts removed it?
85% remove it15% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #19,423
United States Rank #24,335
Reach 0.0130%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.80 days
377.68 days >
Average installed length: 198.44 days

Lyric Star

What is Lyric Star?

Lyric Star is a web browser extension and toolbar that delivers contextual based advertising as well as modify the user's web browser home and search pages to provide advertising and search. The software acts as adware and is typically defined as a potentially unwanted application by various malware vendors.

What the browser extension does:
- Changes the default search engine.
- Changes the default browser home page.
- Adds search from the address bar.
- Adds alternative redirection "page not found" and DNS errors.
- Displays contextual advertising by injecting banner and text ads.

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 lyricstar.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 3 files. LyricStarUpdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Lyric Star.
lyricstar.dll (4a12c04a574d62523dca64048475806c) has been flagged by the following 19 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2013.10.25 Malware/Win32.Suspicious
Avira AntiVir 7.11.109.96 ADWARE/Adware.Gen
AVG 2014.0.3607 LoudMo.L
Baidu-International 4.0.3.13111 AdWare.Win32.AddLyrics.ATP
CAT-QuickHeal 11.13.12.00 Adware.AddLyrics (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 17154 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0305 Adware.Shopper.341
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.13.11.01.08 Adware.Generic.518112
F-Secure 11.2013-01-11_6 Adware.Generic.518112
G Data 13.11.22 Adware.Generic.518112
McAfee 5600.7245 PUP-FCU!4A12C04A574D
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7245 PUP-FCU!4A12C04A574D
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.163.1557.3 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
MicroWorld-eScan 14.0.0.915 Adware.Generic.518112
Sophos 4.94 Generic PUA IA
Symantec 7/3/2013 rev. 4 Adware.Singalng
Trend Micro 10.465.01 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0DIE13
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.184 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0DIE13
VIPRE Antivirus 22702 Adware.Singalng
LyricStarUpdater.exe (a26d1b280363b149797b44d60e2d21e1) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Adware-ATG [Adw]
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.AddLyrics.I
Comodo Security 17019 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Shopper.341
ESET-NOD32 8854 a variant of Win32/Adware.AddLyrics.I
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
PC Tools 9.0.0.2 Adware.Singalng
Sophos 4.93.0 Generic PUA DD
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Singalng
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH01FF13
VIPRE Antivirus 21930 Adware.Singalng
       View all 30 all detections
Lyric Star 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 Lyric Star.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\lyricstar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\LyricStar\uninstall.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Lyric Star

Program module:lyricstar.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Lyric Star
Path:C:\Program Files\lyricstar\lyricstar.dll
MD5:4a12c04a574d62523dca64048475806c
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) LyricStarUpdater.exe - Lyric Star
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • lyricstar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Lyric Star' with the class of {94B541D6-E74E-4436-A601-324694E83C6B}.
Scheduled Task
  • LyricStarUpdater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'LyricStar Update' (runs daily at 04:11 p.m.).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • LyricStarUpdater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricStar Update.

How do I remove Lyric Star?

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Or, you can uninstall Lyric Star 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 Lyric Star, 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 Lyric Star.
  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 Lyric Star you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win XP 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 85%
Keep it 15%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.32%
Windows 8 10.38%
Windows Vista 8.74%
Windows XP 6.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.80%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.74%
Windows 7 Professional 7.14%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.59%
Windows 8 6.04%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

24.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 24.10%
  Germany 17.95%
  Argentina 9.23%
  Mexico 9.23%
  Italy 7.69%
  United Kingdom 6.15%
  Belgium 5.64%
  France 4.10%
  South Africa 3.59%
  Japan 2.56%
  Switzerland 2.05%
  Colombia 2.05%
  Australia 1.03%
  Brazil 1.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 29.17%
Hewlett-Packard 25.83%
Dell 13.33%
ASUS 8.33%
Medion 8.33%
Toshiba 5.83%
Samsung 5.00%
GIGABYTE 2.50%
American Megatrends 1.67%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.75%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 2.75%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.75%
Positivo BGH Positivo BGH 2.75%
Acer Aspire X3400 1.83%
MEDION MS-7800 1.83%

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