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Should I remove Lyrics Shout?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
68% remove it32% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #42,417
United States Rank #33,225
Reach 0.0023%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.34 days
304.96 days >
Average installed length: 160.23 days

Lyrics Shout

What is Lyrics Shout?

Lyrics Shout is a web browser toolbar and extension that modifies the browsers search and home pages as well as delivers contextual based advertising. This toolbar currently supports Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. 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 co-bundled offer within a third-party software distribution.

What it does:
- Modifies the default search engine and search provider.
- Changes the default browser home page.
- Adds search functionality from the address bar.
- Adds alternative redirection "page not found".
- Displays contextual searvh advertising.


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 lshout.dll. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 3 files.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • 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 Shout.
lshout.dll (a4dffa2fbf5c0b52be0adbac46fbc51e) has been flagged by the following 16 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir Adware/Agent.127488.3
avast! 2014.9-131030 Win32:AddLyrics-F [Adw]
AVG 2014.0.3606 Generic5
Bitdefender Adware.Generic.534932
Dr.Web Adware.Shopper.341
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.534932
F-Secure 11.2013-30-10_4 Adware.Generic.534932
G Data 13.10.22 Adware.Generic.534932
McAfee 5600.7244 PUP-FCU!A4DFFA2FBF5C
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7244 PUP-FCU!A4DFFA2FBF5C
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Generic.534932
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
PC Tools 2013 Adware.Singalng
Symantec 5/26/2013 rev. 1 Adware.Singalng
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.303 TROJ_GEN.RC1H1F3
VIPRE Antivirus 21772 Adware.Singalng
lrcsht.exe (d4e14a6cceef2d6b0f520ecdab054cba) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.Generic.513843
Comodo Security 16524 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Shopper.341
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.513843 (B)
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.513843
G Data 22 Adware.Generic.513843
PC Tools Adware.Singalng
Symantec 20131.1.0.101 Adware.Singalng
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R00UH01FP13
VIPRE Antivirus 19198 Adware.Singalng
       View all 26 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\lyricsshout
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\LyricsShout\uninstall.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Lyrics Shout

Program module:lshout.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Lyrics Shout
Path:C:\Program Files\lyricsshout\lshout.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) lrcsht.exe - Lyrics Shout
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • lshout.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Lyrics Shout' with the class of {533B3693-0C31-429D-9109-9D66A77E913F}.
Scheduled Task
  • lrcsht.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Lyrics Shout Update' (runs daily at 1:38 PM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • lrcsht.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Lyrics Shout Update.

How do I remove Lyrics Shout?

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Or, you can uninstall Lyrics Shout 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 Shout, 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 Shout.
  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 Shout you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 44%
Win Vista 3%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 68%
Keep it 32%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.25%
Windows XP 21.88%
Windows 8 12.50%
Windows Vista 9.38%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.25%
Microsoft Windows XP 21.88%
Windows 7 Professional 9.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.38%
Windows 8 9.38%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.16% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.16%
  United Kingdom 8.11%
  Israel 5.41%
  Iran 5.41%
  BA 2.70%
  France 2.70%
  Japan 2.70%
  Sri Lanka 2.70%
  Thailand 2.70%
  Taiwan 2.70%
  South Africa 2.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.14%
Acer 20.69%
Dell 13.79%
Toshiba 13.79%
American Megatrends 6.90%
Sony 6.90%
ASUS 6.90%
Sahara 3.45%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.90%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro L45... 3.45%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 3.45%
TOSHIBA Satellite L300 3.45%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 3.45%
Sony VPCSA28GW 3.45%


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