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Should I remove LyricStar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
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How common is it?
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LyricStar

What is LyricStar?

LyricStar is a web browser extension that changes the browsers search and home pages as well as delivers. 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 bundled offer within a third-party software distribution. As for distribution, the toolbar is typically bundled with 3rd party publishers in order to try to maximize install revenue as typically payouts per installation is between a few cents and a couple dollars depending on the geographical location of the host.

What the toolbar does:
- Change of the default search engine, including the Browser's built-in search box, and address bar.
- Change of the default Home Page and/or New Tabs, and protect your search settings.
- Addition of alternative error page functionality, such as “Page Not Found”.

Overview

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
  • 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 LyricStar.
lyricstar.dll (ed95cef8d66f17aff7ff9c0e9cc3a2c0) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-131022 Win32:AddLyrics-F [Adw]
Bitdefender 1.0.20.1475 Adware.Generic.567899
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0295 Adware.Shopper.341
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.13.10.22.09 Adware.Generic.567899
G Data 13.10.22 Adware.Generic.567899
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.163.1557.0 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
MicroWorld-eScan 14.0.0.885 Adware.Generic.567899
PC Tools 2013 Adware.Singalng
Sophos 4.91 Generic PUA ND
Symantec 10/22/2013 rev. 3 Adware.Singalng
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.295 TROJ_GEN.R047B02HG13
VIPRE Antivirus 20846 Adware.Singalng

Program detailsProgram details

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

Program filesFiles installed by LyricStar

Program module:lyricstar.dll (Malware detected)
Name:LyricStar
Path:C:\Program Files\lyricstar\lyricstar.dll
MD5:ed95cef8d66f17aff7ff9c0e9cc3a2c0
Additional files:
  • LyricStarUpdater.exe - LyricStar
  • Uninstall.exe

How do I remove LyricStar?

Quickly and completely remove LyricStar 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 LyricStar 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 LyricStar, 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 LyricStar.
  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.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 89%
Win 8 11%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%
 
AVERAGE INSTALL LIFESPAN
127.09
Days

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 88.89%
Windows 8 11.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows 7 Starter 22.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.22%
Windows 7 Professional 11.11%
Windows 8 11.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.33%
  Argentina 16.67%
  Germany 8.33%
  DK 8.33%
  Spain 8.33%
  United Kingdom 8.33%
  Mexico 8.33%
  South Africa 8.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard 22.22%
Sony 11.11%
Samsung 11.11%
Lenovo 11.11%
ASUS 11.11%
Common models
Sony VPCEH2H1E 14.29%
Samsung NC210/NC110 14.29%
Packard Bell EasyNote TS1... 14.29%
LENOVO 5053D3G 14.29%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1436s 14.29%
HP G62 Notebook PC 14.29%

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