34,541,013 programs installed

Should I remove Lyrics Fan?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
77% remove it23% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,919
United States Rank #10,359
Reach 0.0308%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.47 days
190.92 days >
Average installed length: 100.31 days

Lyrics Fan

What is Lyrics Fan?

Lyrics Fan is a malware web browser extension that delivers contextual based advertising to the web browser. In addition it will modify the user's browser home and search pages as well as 'New Tab' pages to push advertising and search.

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 primary executable is named lrcfan.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 3 files. The installed file LyricsFanUpdater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Lyrics Fan.
lrcfan.dll (c9b0f61b5d89d9e8bf4c3c4b7d02126a) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0165 Adware.Shopper.341
ESET-NOD32 7.8398 Win32/Adware.AddLyrics.E
Panda Antivirus 13.06.14.08 Suspicious file
Symantec 6/14/2013 rev. 6 Adware.Singalng
LyricsFanUpdater.exe (093a088cfa4f6e0c2e6b4e098446bec0) has been flagged by the following 21 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Adware-ATG [Adw]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.ACUM
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.AddLyrics.I
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.Generic.552147
Comodo Security 17073 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Shopper.341
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.589 Adware.Generic.552147 (B)
ESET-NOD32 8891 a variant of Win32/Adware.AddLyrics.I
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.147.0 Riskware/AddLyrics
G Data 22 Adware.Generic.552147
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.LyricsAd
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!093A088CFA4F
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!093A088CFA4F
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.9901 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.Generic.552147
PC Tools 9.0.0.2 Adware.Singalng
Sophos 4.93.0 Lyrmix Agent
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Singalng
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0DJ413
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0DJ413
VIPRE Antivirus 22200 Adware.Singalng
       View all 25 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\lyricsfan
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\LyricsFan\uninstall.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Lyrics Fan

Program module:lrcfan.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Lyrics Fan
Path:C:\Program Files\lyricsfan\lrcfan.dll
MD5:c9b0f61b5d89d9e8bf4c3c4b7d02126a
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) LyricsFanUpdater.exe - Lyrics Fan
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • lrcfan.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Lyrics Fan' with the class of {A8720491-9558-4C0D-9E35-30EED15DFB2B}.
Scheduled Task
  • LyricsFanUpdater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Lyrics Fan Update' (runs daily at 4:33 PM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • LyricsFanUpdater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Lyrics Fan Update.

How do I remove Lyrics Fan?

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Or, you can uninstall Lyrics Fan 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 Lyrics Fan, 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 Lyrics Fan.
  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 Lyrics Fan you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win 7 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 77%
Keep it 23%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.12%
Windows 8 8.77%
Windows Vista 5.85%
Windows XP 5.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 60.00%
Windows 7 Professional 10.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.82%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.29%
Windows 8 5.29%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.71%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.69% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.69%
  Germany 18.89%
  Australia 8.29%
  United Kingdom 7.83%
  France 6.45%
  Mexico 2.30%
  Argentina 0.92%
  United Arab Emirates 0.46%
  Austria 0.46%
  Canada 0.46%
  Switzerland 0.46%
  Colombia 0.46%
  Estonia 0.46%
  Indonesia 0.46%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.27%
Acer 20.66%
Dell 19.83%
GIGABYTE 8.26%
ASUS 8.26%
Toshiba 8.26%
Medion 3.31%
Lenovo 1.65%
Samsung 1.65%
Apple 0.83%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.54%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.65%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.65%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.77%
Acer Aspire 5250 1.77%
Dell Inspiron 620 1.77%

comments5 comments

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Scary9 months ago
The scary thing is... The ads are around my screen right now.
user comment
EllyStar24over a year ago
I unfortunately always brings adware and it makes me tired ... When I saw this app I said: Ooh, that's nice! And instead proved to be an enormous flop because when I went on google seemed to me Advertise on advertising ... Then I turned off without any problems, but my antivirus Kaspersky told me that there was still ... I am doing extensive research and I hope to finish this hell brutal.
user comment
Nabucoover a year ago
Dan: Prueba Avast Pro. y elige escanear en el arranque.
user comment
MaryDover a year ago
I started to download it. The instant it demanded full access to ALL of my music library and pictures (I thought there was something else, maybe documents or videos etc), I said OH HELL NO! Then canceled the installation immediately.
user comment
danover a year ago
This program is picked up by Norton 360 as low risk, but it bypasses the firewall and changes firewall settings. Not a good thing in this day and age. I tried to uninstall it with the add/remove program and it would not delete. I tried to restore my system to an earlier date and it ran all night and could not complete the restore. Now I am looking for other options. The files that came up and Nortons attacks against it tell me that this program is more than it looks like. If you have it delete it any way possible.