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Should I remove Lyrics Monkey?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,952
United States Rank #24,685
Reach 0.0211%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.99 days
324.09 days >
Average installed length: 170.29 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.

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 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.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Lyrics Monkey.
lyricsmonkey.dll (fb0cc33eeaccad18452b0a5bb871182a) has been flagged by the following 24 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 1018 Adware.Generic.567799
Avira AntiVir 7.11.132.236 ADWARE/Adware.Gen
Antiy-AVL 0.1.0.1 Trojan/Win32.SGeneric
avast! 2014.9-140423 Win32:AddLyrics-F [Adw]
AVG 2015.0.3496 Generic5
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14423 Adware.Win32.AddLyrics.gen
Bitdefender 1.0.20.565 Adware.Generic.567799
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4924 W32.Clodce0.Trojan
Comodo Security 17818 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0113 Adware.Shopper.341
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.14.04.23.12 Adware.Generic.567799
ESET-NOD32 8.9448 Win32/AdWare.AddLyrics.Z
F-Secure 11.2014-23-04_4 Adware.Generic.567799
G Data 14.4.24 Adware.Generic.567799
K7 AntiVirus 13.176.11210 Riskware
K7GW 13.176.11210 Riskware ( 0040f01a1 )
McAfee 5600.7152 PUP-FCU!FB0CC33EEACC
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7152 PUP-FCU!FB0CC33EEACC
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10302 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
MicroWorld-eScan 15.0.0.339 Adware.Generic.567799
Sophos 4.97 Generic PUA ON
Symantec 4/23/2014 rev. 4 Adware.Singalng
Trend Micro 10.465.23 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0DKK13
VIPRE Antivirus 26664 Adware.Singalng
LyricsMonkeyUpdater.exe (3a30d0e01c5fb950a26ebc17ee2ebff5) has been flagged by the following 19 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Adware-ATG [Adw]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.ACWY
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.AddLyrics.I
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Adware.AddLyrics.1
Comodo Security 17075 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Shopper.341
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.589 Gen:Adware.AddLyrics.1 (B)
ESET-NOD32 8893 a variant of Win32/Adware.AddLyrics.I
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Adware.AddLyrics.1
G Data 22 Gen:Adware.AddLyrics.1
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.LyricsAd
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!3A30D0E01C5F
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!3A30D0E01C5F
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.9901 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Adware.AddLyrics.1
PC Tools 9.0.0.2 Adware.Singalng
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Singalng
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C9H01FG13
VIPRE Antivirus 22218 Adware.Singalng
       View all 43 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
MD5:5b50609fcca7bfc9f0c1843f971eb68b
Additional files:
  • 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?

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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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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.59%
Windows 8 12.50%
Windows XP 8.82%
Windows Vista 8.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.11%
Windows 7 Professional 10.37%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.89%
Windows 8 8.89%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.93%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.99% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 30.99%
  United States 15.49%
  Italy 11.27%
  France 6.34%
  Belgium 5.63%
  Saudi Arabia 4.93%
  Argentina 3.52%
  South Africa 2.82%
  United Arab Emirates 2.11%
  Switzerland 2.11%
  Iran 2.11%
  Mexico 2.11%
  Austria 1.41%
  Australia 1.41%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 29.29%
Hewlett-Packard 28.28%
Dell 13.13%
ASUS 12.12%
Medion 7.07%
GIGABYTE 5.05%
Intel 2.02%
Toshiba 2.02%
American Megatrends 1.01%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.77%
MEDION H77H2-EM 2.83%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.83%
ASUSTeK K54L 1.89%
HP G62 Notebook PC 1.89%
HP G42 Notebook PC 1.89%

comments2 comments

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Tryingtobehelpful4410 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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Guillermoover a year ago
Thank you for your helpl, I removed the Lyrics Monkey which I don´t remember that I uploaded myself.