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Should I remove Lyrics Monkey?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,915
United States Rank #18,480
Reach 0.0352%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.11 days
239.39 days >
Average installed length: 125.78 days

Lyrics Monkey

What is Lyrics Monkey?

Lyrics Monkey is a web browser extension and Browser helper Object (for Internet Explorer) 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. The software acts as an adware type application and is typically defined as a unwanted application by various malware vendors.


Lyrics Monkey is a program developed by MNDi Software. 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 lyricsmonkey.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 3 files. LyricsMonkeyUpdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 33% of users of Lyrics Monkey come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Italy.
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Lyrics Monkey.
LyricsMonkeyUpdater.exe (3a30d0e01c5fb950a26ebc17ee2ebff5) has been flagged by the following 19 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-131101 Win32:Adware-ATG [Adw]
AVG 2014.0.3608 Generic5
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.AddLyrics.I
Bitdefender Gen:Adware.AddLyrics.1
Comodo Security 17075 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Shopper.341
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Adware.AddLyrics
ESET-NOD32 7.8893 a variant of Win32/Adware.AddLyrics.I
F-Secure 11.2013-01-11_6 Gen:Adware.AddLyrics.1
G Data 13.11.22 Gen:Adware.AddLyrics
Malwarebytes v2013.11.01.02 PUP.LyricsAd
McAfee 5600.7246 Artemis!3A30D0E01C5F
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7246 Artemis!3A30D0E01C5F
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.163.1557.0 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Adware.AddLyrics.1
PC Tools 2013 Adware.Singalng
Symantec 7/3/2013 rev. 4 Adware.Singalng
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.184 TROJ_GEN.R0C9H01FG13
VIPRE Antivirus 22218 Adware.Singalng
lyricsmonkey.dll (10828ca097906e344c0fca7be5a39e78) has been flagged by the following 19 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir ADWARE/Adware.Gen
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:AddLyrics-F [Adw]
AVG Generic5.ABWI
Baidu-International AdWare.Win32.AddLyrics.aNoW
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.Generic.544035
Dr.Web Adware.Shopper.341
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.544035 (B)
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.544035
G Data 22 Adware.Generic.544035
K7 AntiVirus 9.173.10014 Riskware
K7GW Riskware
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 PUP-FCU!10828CA09790
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 PUP-FCU!10828CA09790
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10003 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Generic.544035
Sophos 4.94.0 Generic PUA MP
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Singalng
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R00JC0DJP13
VIPRE Antivirus 22820 Adware.Singalng
       View all 38 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\lyricsmonkey
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\LyricsMonkey\uninstall.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Lyrics Monkey

Program module:lyricsmonkey.dll
Name:Lyrics Monkey
Path:C:\Program Files\lyricsmonkey\lyricsmonkey.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) LyricsMonkeyUpdater.exe - Lyrics Monkey
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • lyricsmonkey.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Lyrics Monkey' with the class of {18CAEA74-C7E8-4D37-967F-1D01351BA398}.
Scheduled Task
  • LyricsMonkeyUpdater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Lyrics Monkey Update' (runs daily at 08:54).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • LyricsMonkeyUpdater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Lyrics Monkey Update.

How do I remove Lyrics Monkey?

Quickly and completely remove Lyrics Monkey 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 Lyrics Monkey 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 Monkey, 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 Monkey.
  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 Monkey you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.42%
Windows 8 11.57%
Windows XP 9.92%
Windows Vista 9.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.32%
Windows 7 Professional 11.57%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.74%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.92%
Windows 8 7.44%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.61%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.08% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 33.08%
  United States 16.92%
  Italy 10.00%
  France 6.15%
  Belgium 5.38%
  Saudi Arabia 4.62%
  Argentina 3.85%
  South Africa 3.08%
  Switzerland 2.31%
  Iran 2.31%
  Austria 1.54%
  Brazil 1.54%
  Colombia 1.54%
  Mexico 1.54%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 24.32%
Hewlett-Packard 21.62%
Medion 11.71%
Dell 10.81%
ASUS 9.01%
Lenovo 4.50%
Sony 4.50%
Toshiba 3.60%
American Megatrends 2.70%
Intel 1.80%
Packard Bell 0.90%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.81%
MEDION H77H2-EM 2.86%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.86%
TOSHIBA Satellite L505 1.90%
MEDION P6612 1.90%
ASUSTeK K54L 1.90%

comments2 comments

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Tryingtobehelpful444 months ago
If you have google chrome you can also go to extensions and get rid of it that way 2 it says lyrics monkey or something like that. also if you go to there site and try to deactivate it like that it dont work.
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Guillermo8 months ago
Thank you for your helpl, I removed the Lyrics Monkey which I don´t remember that I uploaded myself.