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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 #14,035
United States Rank #12,599
Reach 0.0270%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.94 days
116.11 days >
Average installed length: 61.01 days

Lyrics-Monkey

What is Lyrics-Monkey?

Lyrics-Monkey 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 primary executable is named LyrMonkeyUpd.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 1.18 MB (1,241,476 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Lyrics-Monkey.
LyrMonkeyUpd.exe (bc00235b2b67ab937248791e4b915c3c) has been flagged by the following 15 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 1122 Gen:Adware.AddLyrics.1
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Adware.AddLyrics
Avira AntiVir 7.11.119.222 ADWARE/Adware.Gen
avast! 2014.9-140109 Win32:AddLyrics-K [Adw]
AVG 2015.0.3600 Generic5
Bitdefender 1.0.20.45 Gen:Adware.AddLyrics.1
Comodo Security 17448 Application.Win32.AddLyrics.A
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0213 Adware.Plugin.84
ESET-NOD32 8.9176 a variant of Win32/Adware.AddLyrics.K
F-Secure 11.2014-09-01_5 Gen:Adware.AddLyrics.1
G Data 14.1.22 Gen:Adware.AddLyrics
Malwarebytes v2014.01.09.01 PUP.LyricsAd
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.163.1557.0 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
MicroWorld-eScan 15.0.0.27 Gen:Adware.AddLyrics.1
VIPRE Antivirus 24412 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
125.dll (1921957f4795f15df74bc50e4d6bad64) has been flagged by the following 30 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.108504
Avira AntiVir 7.11.119.12 ADWARE/Adware.Gen
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:AddLyrics-V [Adw]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Skodna.Generic_r.GU
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 AdWare.Win32.AddLyrics.aDBR
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.108504
Comodo Security 17420 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.87
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.589 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.108504 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9157 a variant of Win32/Adware.AddLyrics.J
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.147.0 Adware/Lyckriks
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.108504
G Data 22 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.108504
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.5.6.0 Win32.SuspectCrc
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/Lyckriks.ba
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10469 Adware ( 0048bf261 )
K7GW 9.174.10469 Adware ( 0048bf261 )
Kaspersky 9.0.0.837 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.cv
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.LyricsAd
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 PUP-FCU!1921957F4795
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 PUP-FCU!1921957F4795
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10100 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.108504
nProtect 2013-12-11.01 Trojan-Clicker/W32.Lyckriks.137728
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Generic Malware
Sophos 4.95.0 Generic PUA IP
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R02EC0DIH13
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R02EC0DIH13
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 AdWare.Lyckriks
VIPRE Antivirus 24236 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
122.dll (ec009bda587729e670ef1eb321da2898) has been flagged by the following 26 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.108504
Avira AntiVir 7.11.123.32 ADWARE/Adware.Gen
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:AddLyrics-V [Adw]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AEJO
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 AdWare.Win32.AddLyrics.ayT
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.108504
CAT-QuickHeal 12.00 Adware.AddLyrics (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 17545 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.87
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.108504 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9244 a variant of Win32/Adware.AddLyrics.J
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.147.0 Riskware/AddLyrics
G Data 22 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.108504
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/Lyckriks.bj
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10720 Adware ( 0048bf261 )
K7GW 9.174.10720 Adware ( 0048bf261 )
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1221 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.cv
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.LyricsAd
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 PUP-FCU!EC009BDA5877
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 PUP-FCU!EC009BDA5877
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10201 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.108504
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0DIF13
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0DIF13
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 AdWare.Lyckriks
VIPRE Antivirus 25040 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
120.dll (177619aeda81729e5e2a8dbebe2f20d5) has been flagged by the following 22 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.97.226 Adware/AddLyrics.A.109
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
AVG 10.0.0.1190 Generic5.ACCT
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.Generic.551733
CAT-QuickHeal 12.00 Adware.AddLyrics (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 16810 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.84
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.588 Adware.Generic.551733 (B)
ESET-NOD32 8720 a variant of Win32/Adware.AddLyrics.K
G Data 22 Adware.Generic.551733
K7 AntiVirus 9.170.9363 Riskware
K7GW 12.7.0.12 Riskware
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.LyricsAd
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!177619AEDA81
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!177619AEDA81
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.9800 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.Generic.551733
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Trj/CI.A
Sophos 4.91.0 Generic PUA GJ
Symantec 20131.1.0.101 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R03OH01H913
VIPRE Antivirus 20796 Adware.Trojan.Win32.Generic
116.dll (571a887225919f40d12091d47cb8315b) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 10.0.0.1190 Generic5.ABWD
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.84
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.4.3.0 AdWare.Win32.AddLyrics
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.9607 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
       View all 97 all detections
Lyrics-Monkey 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 Lyrics-Monkey.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: LyricsMonkey WebSoft
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\lyrics_monkey
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Lyrics_Monkey\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.18 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Lyrics-Monkey

Program executable:LyrMonkeyUpd.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Lyrics-Monkey
Path:C:\Program Files\lyrics_monkey\LyrMonkeyUpd.exe
MD5:bc00235b2b67ab937248791e4b915c3c
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) 116.dll (by LyricsMonkey WebSoft) - Lyrics-Monkey
  • (Malware detected) 120.dll (by LyricsMonkey WebSoft)
  • (Malware detected) 122.dll
  • 125.dll
  • (Malware detected) LyrMonkeyUpd.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • 120.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Lyrics-Monkey' with the class of {E8615FE7-9977-4063-B96A-A6FB266BDA0A}.
  • 125.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Lyrics-Monkey' with the class of {69C0E130-9F25-437B-9522-192970C0D4FA}.
  • 122.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Lyrics-Monkey' with the class of {E8615FE7-9977-4063-B96A-A6FB266BDA0A}.
  • 116.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Lyrics-Monkey' with the class of {E8615FE7-9977-4063-B96A-A6FB266BDA0A}.
Scheduled Task
  • LyrMonkeyUpd.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Lyrics-Monkey Update' (runs daily at 00:40).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • LyrMonkeyUpd.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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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win 7 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 56.32%
Windows 8 27.59%
Windows XP 10.92%
Windows Vista 5.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.06%
Windows 8 16.09%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.92%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.20%
Windows 7 Professional 8.62%
Windows 8 Pro 4.60%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.74% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.74%
  Germany 16.93%
  Italy 11.11%
  France 5.82%
  United Arab Emirates 1.59%
  Australia 1.59%
  Egypt 1.06%
  United Kingdom 1.06%
  Mexico 1.06%
  Saudi Arabia 1.06%
  Taiwan 1.06%
  South Africa 1.06%
  Austria 0.53%
  Switzerland 0.53%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.98%
Acer 18.25%
Dell 15.87%
ASUS 11.90%
GIGABYTE 8.73%
Toshiba 8.73%
Samsung 5.56%
Sahara 1.59%
Compaq 1.59%
Gateway 0.79%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.35%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.61%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.61%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.61%
Acer Aspire 5517 2.61%
ASUSTeK K54HR 1.74%

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