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Should I remove Lyrics Plus?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
74% remove it26% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #27,157
United States Rank #39,838
Reach 0.0068%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.00 days
177.04 days >
Average installed length: 93.02 days

Lyrics Plus

What is Lyrics Plus?

Lyrics Plus is a web browser extension that changes the browsers search and home pages as well as delivers. In order to provide search advertising revenue, the software is designed not only to modify the search provider but to protect it so that it remains the default browser search engine. It is typically installed via a bundled offer within a third-party software distribution. As for distribution, the toolbar is typically bundled with 3rd party publishers in order to try to maximize install revenue as typically payouts per installation is between a few cents and a couple dollars depending on the geographical location of the host.

What the toolbar does:
- Change of the default search engine, including the Browser's built-in search box, and address bar.
- Change of the default Home Page and/or New Tabs, and protect your search settings.
- Addition of alternative error page functionality, such as “Page Not Found”.

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 LyricsPls.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 1.17 MB (1,228,650 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Lyrics Plus.
LyricsPls.exe (3e53e9dcd2928a3a8876751f293907f7) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-131002 Win32:AddLyrics-M [Adw]
Panda Antivirus 13.10.02.05 Suspicious file
125.dll (fea11134c13a940b2b8e22d552038b16) has been flagged by the following 32 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.108504
Avira AntiVir 7.11.122.50 ADWARE/Adware.Gen
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:AddLyrics-V [Adw]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AEHG
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 AdWare.Win32.AddLyrics.AmJ
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.108504
CAT-QuickHeal 12.00 Adware.AddLyrics (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 17501 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web 7.00.7.12100 Adware.Plugin.87
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.108504 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9190 a variant of Win32/Adware.AddLyrics.J
Fortinet FortiGate 4 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.be
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10623 Adware ( 00455de31 )
K7GW 9.174.10623 Adware ( 00455de31 )
Kaspersky 9.0.0.837 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.cv
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.LyricsAd
McAfee 6.0.4.564 PUP-FCU!FEA11134C13A
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 PUP-FCU!FEA11134C13A
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10201 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.108504
nProtect 2013-12-24.01 Trojan-Clicker/W32.Lyckriks.137728
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Generic Malware
Sophos 4.96.0 Generic PUA GF
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Trojan.Gen.3
Trend Micro 9.740-1012 TROJ_SPNV.03JD13
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_SPNV.03JD13
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 AdWare.Lyckriks
VIPRE Antivirus 24766 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
116.dll (e4295e72dd08ca433ee61cb9fd630e9f) has been flagged by the following 21 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 Adware.AddLyrics!XzF0FCPKSb4
Avira AntiVir 7.11.113.14 ADWARE/Adware.Gen
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.ABZL
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 AdWare.Win32.AddLyrics.aNa
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Trojan.GenericKDV.1325769
CAT-QuickHeal 12.00 Adware.AddLyrics (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 17258 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.84
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.589 Trojan.GenericKDV.1325769 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9038 a variant of Win32/Adware.AddLyrics.K
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Trojan.GenericKDV.1325769
G Data 22 Trojan.GenericKDV.1325769
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 RDN/Generic PUP.x!bkm
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 PUP-FCU!E4295E72DD08
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10003 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Trojan.GenericKDV.1325769
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1032 Trojan.Agent/Gen-AddLyrics
Symantec 20131.1.0.101 WS.Reputation.1
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_SPNR.0BJM13
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_SPNR.0BJM13
VIPRE Antivirus 23294 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
122.dll (c79600dbbdd0b72cacede687bf72631c) has been flagged by the following 19 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.105.42 ADWARE/Adware.Gen
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.ADAW
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.AddLyrics
Bitdefender 7.2 Trojan.GenericKDV.1284698
Comodo Security 17022 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.84
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.589 Trojan.GenericKDV.1284698 (B)
ESET-NOD32 8856 a variant of Win32/Adware.AddLyrics.K
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Trojan.GenericKDV.1284698
G Data 22 Trojan.GenericKDV.1284698
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.LyricsAd
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 PUP-FCU!C79600DBBDD0
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 PUP-FCU!C79600DBBDD0
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.9901 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Trojan.GenericKDV.1284698
Sophos 4.93.0 Generic PUA BN
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1H01IH13
VIPRE Antivirus 21942 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
120.dll (a7a362336884740205c72e4187ef727f) has been flagged by the following 15 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 10.0.0.1190 Generic5.ACCK
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.Generic.551011
Comodo Security 16840 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.84
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.589 Adware.Generic.551011 (B)
ESET-NOD32 8739 a variant of Win32/Adware.AddLyrics.K
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.551011
G Data 22 Adware.Generic.551011
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.LyricsAd
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.9800 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.Generic.551011
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Trj/CI.A
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1H01GQ13
VIPRE Antivirus 20972 Adware.Trojan.Win32.Generic
       View all 89 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\lyricsplus
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\LyricsPlus\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.17 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Lyrics Plus

Program executable:LyricsPls.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Lyrics Plus
Path:C:\Program Files\lyricsplus\LyricsPls.exe
MD5:3e53e9dcd2928a3a8876751f293907f7
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) 116.dll - Lyrics Plus
  • (Malware detected) 120.dll
  • (Malware detected) 122.dll
  • (Malware detected) 125.dll
  • LyricsPls.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • 122.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Lyrics Plus' with the class of {6F8C19A0-97A1-435D-9532-857EFF3AD43E}.
  • 120.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Lyrics Plus' with the class of {6F8C19A0-97A1-435D-9532-857EFF3AD43E}.
  • 125.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Lyrics Plus' with the class of {4492DDF7-7E0C-499A-8417-F75574E4B41C}.
  • 116.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Lyrics Plus' with the class of {6F8C19A0-97A1-435D-9532-857EFF3AD43E}.
Scheduled Task
  • LyricsPls.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Lyrics Plus Update' (runs daily at 13.11).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • LyricsPls.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Lyrics Plus Update.

How do I remove Lyrics Plus?

Quickly and completely remove Lyrics Plus from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Download "Should I Remove It?", it's FREE!Remove Lyrics Plus from your computer.
Or, you can uninstall Lyrics Plus 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 Plus, 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 Plus.
  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 Plus you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win Vista (SP1) 3%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 74%
Keep it 26%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.89%
Windows 8 26.32%
Windows XP 7.89%
Windows Vista 7.89%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.84%
Windows 8 21.05%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.89%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.89%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.89%
Windows 7 Home Basic 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 23.08%
  Saudi Arabia 15.38%
  Italy 12.82%
  Germany 10.26%
  United Arab Emirates 5.13%
  Belgium 5.13%
  France 5.13%
  United Kingdom 5.13%
  Kuwait 5.13%
  Argentina 2.56%
  Australia 2.56%
  Colombia 2.56%
  New Zealand 2.56%
  South Africa 2.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 23.53%
Hewlett-Packard 20.59%
Dell 11.76%
Samsung 11.76%
Toshiba 11.76%
Medion 8.82%
GIGABYTE 2.94%
Sony 2.94%
Lenovo 2.94%
American Megatrends 2.94%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.56%
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 5.56%
Acer Aspire V5-571G 5.56%
Acer Aspire 5742G 2.78%
Acer Aspire 5538 2.78%
TOSHIBA Satellite U505 2.78%

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