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What percent of users and experts removed it?
64% remove it36% keep it
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How common is it?
United States Rank #35,914
Reach 0.0012%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.94 days
676.67 days >
Average installed length: 355.54 days

Lyrics Plug

What is Lyrics Plug?

Lyrics Plug is a potentially unwanted application that runs in the web browser as a toolbar and web extension. The web extension is primarily designed to take control of the user's browser in order to modify the search provider and redirect web searches to what ever search engine partner the publisher has a revenue relationship with. In doing so, the toolbar performs a number of behaviors in order to maximize the potential of a user to click on sponsored advertising through search. This includes but not limited to:

- Changing the web browser's default home page to the affiliate search portal.
- Changing the browser's search provider, built-in search box as well as the address bar.
- Ability to modify the 'new tab' functionality to launch the modified search portal page.
- Provide automatic updates of the toolbar without the user's initiation.
- Adds an alternative error page and page not found functionality.
- Adds additional functionality that is designed to protect the search and home page settings.
- Access the HTML of all pages visited as well as capture URLs of the pages and search terms.
- In many cases can inject advertising in the form of context ads, pop-ups and pop-unders.


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). In the Google Chrome browser, it will add an extension. The primary executable is named lrcsplug.dll. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 4 files. The installed file lplugUpdater.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
  • Starts automatically
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Lyrics Plug.
lplugUpdater.exe (3223c0c7d584d887407e3ceb3f572400) has been flagged by the following 26 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 1122 Gen:Adware.AddLyrics.1
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Adware.AddLyrics
Avira AntiVir Adware/AddLyrics.I.2
avast! 2014.9-140109 Win32:Adware-ATG [Adw]
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.AddLyrics.I
Bitdefender Gen:Adware.AddLyrics.1
Bkav FE W32.Clod5ba.Trojan
CAT-QuickHeal Adware.AddLyrics (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 17533 Application.Win32.AddLyrics.A
Dr.Web Adware.Shopper.341
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Adware.AddLyrics
ESET-NOD32 8.9239 a variant of Win32/Adware.AddLyrics.I
F-Secure 11.2014-09-01_5 Gen:Adware.AddLyrics.1
G Data 14.1.22 Gen:Adware.AddLyrics
K7 AntiVirus 13.174.10689 Adware
K7GW 13.174.10689 Adware ( 0048be1d1 )
Malwarebytes v2014.01.09.08 PUP.LyricsAd
McAfee 5600.7256 Artemis!3223C0C7D584
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7256 Artemis!3223C0C7D584
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10201 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Adware.AddLyrics.1
Sophos 4.96 Generic PUA CB
Symantec 1/9/2014 rev. 5 Adware.Singalng
Trend Micro 10.465.09 TROJ_GEN.R002C0DLM13
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.9 TROJ_GEN.R002C0DLM13
VIPRE Antivirus 25004 Adware.Singalng
lrcsplug.dll (ac534fd601db44ba5e452b7b1d5ac3f7) has been flagged by the following 25 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.Generic.514946
Avira AntiVir Adware/AddLyrics.A.96
AVG LoudMo.L
Baidu-International AdWare.Win32.AddLyrics.ANyw
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.Generic.514946
Bkav FE W32.Clod02b.Trojan.5bf8
CAT-QuickHeal 12.00 Adware.AddLyrics (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 17504 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Shopper.341
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.514946 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9190 a variant of Win32/AdWare.AddLyrics.Z
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.514946
G Data 22 Adware.Generic.514946
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10644 Riskware ( 0040f01a1 )
K7GW 9.174.10644 Riskware ( 0040f01a1 )
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 PUP-FCU!AC534FD601DB
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 PUP-FCU!AC534FD601DB
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10201 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Generic.514946
Panda Antivirus Suspicious file
Sophos 4.96.0 Generic PUA KN
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Singalng
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_SPNR.0BHA13
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_SPNR.0BHA13
VIPRE Antivirus 24792 Adware.Singalng
chrome.crx (5d5867e28f90e1e3725b540c1423410d) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 JS:AddLyrics-D [Adw]
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Lyckriks.AZIR
Dr.Web Adware.Shopper.341
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.b
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.11005 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Script.Lyckriks.dbvuql
       View all 57 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\lyricsplug
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\LyricsPlug\uninstall.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Lyrics Plug

Program module:lrcsplug.dll
Name:Lyrics Plug
Path:C:\Program Files\lyricsplug\lrcsplug.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) lplugUpdater.exe - Lyrics Plug
  • Uninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) chrome.crx

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • lrcsplug.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Lyrics Plug' with the class of {7575A0EC-3946-4346-8524-24D6DE1FC479}.
Scheduled Task
  • lplugUpdater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Lyrics Plug Update' (runs daily at 12:04 PM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • lplugUpdater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Lyrics Plug Update.

How do I remove Lyrics Plug?

Quickly and completely remove Lyrics Plug 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 Plug 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 Plug, 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 Plug.
  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 Plug you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 88%
Win 8 6%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 64%
Keep it 36%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 88.24%
Windows XP 5.88%
Windows 8 5.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 64.71%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.65%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.88%
Windows 7 Professional 5.88%
Windows 8 Pro 5.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 75.00%
  United Kingdom 16.67%
  Belgium 4.17%
  Germany 4.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 21.43%
Hewlett-Packard 21.43%
Toshiba 14.29%
Sony 7.14%
Medion 7.14%
Lenovo 7.14%
Alienware 7.14%
Acer 7.14%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L675D 5.88%
TOSHIBA Satellite L455 5.88%
Sony SVE1511A1EB 5.88%
MSI MS-7693 5.88%
MSI MS-7680 5.88%
MEDIONPC MS-7707 5.88%


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