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Should I remove LyricsBuddy-1?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,422
United States Rank #32,418
Reach 0.0090%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.17 days
506.42 days >
Average installed length: 266.08 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.28.153.5 23.81%
1.28.153.3 75.40%
1.28.153.2 0.79%

LyricsBuddy-1

What is LyricsBuddy-1?

LyricsBuddy-1 is a malware web browser extension designed to take control of the user's browser in order to redirect web searches and inject advertising. In Internet Explorer the program run as a Browser Helper Object. The add-in performs a number of behaviors that will hijack advertising on non-associated web sites as well as inject its own advertising in the form of contextual link ads, banner ads, popups and pop-overs including the hijacking of known ad serving sites. This malware is typically bundled with various third party unwanted applications as well as through web browser exploits. Although the program comes packaged with an uninstaller and is listed in the Windows Add/Remove Programs, fully removing this could be very difficult and an anti-malware product might be required.

Overview

The most used version is 1.28.153.3, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. The main program executable is utils.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 15 files and is usually about 7.33 MB (7,683,085 bytes). LyricsBuddy-1-updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

The program is built using the Crossrider framework, a cross browser monetization platform used to deploy a toolbar and extension for modern web browsers with monetization features including browser search and homepage redirection, contextual coupons and in-line text advertising. Crossrider extensions include background processes to monitor, update and automatically download new features/code without direct user interaction.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on the Crossrider toolbar platform and potentially unwanted
  • May inject ads in the web browser
  • 'Offers' to modify the browser's home and search pages by default
  • Difficult to remove as it will reinstall itself
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in LyricsBuddy-1.
utils.exe (ea90ab30cd0b9865fbfe53ded4597475) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International 4.0.3.131024 Trojan.Win32.Packed.ScrambleWrapper.C
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.CDB
ESET-NOD32 7.8850 Win32/Packed.ScrambleWrapper.C
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2013.10.24.11 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.297 TROJ_GEN.F47V0825
VIPRE Antivirus 21878 Adware.AddLyrics (fs)
LyricsBuddy-1-bho.dll (629dc76b3338797cd312197a5603f633) has been flagged by the following 30 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.Generic.608156
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 AdWare/Win32.Lyckriks
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:AddLyrics-AU [Adw]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AIKL
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Lyckriks.AFj
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.Generic.608156
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clodd68.Trojan.f258
CAT-QuickHeal 12.00 Adware.AddLyrics (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 17545 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.7
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Adware.Generic.608156 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9244 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.H
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.147.0 Adware/Lyckriks
G Data 22 Adware.Generic.608156
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10720 Riskware ( 0040eff71 )
K7GW 9.174.10720 Riskware ( 0040eff71 )
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1221 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.lb
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!629DC76B3338
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!629DC76B3338
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10201 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.Generic.608156
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.57029 Riskware.Win32.Lyckriks.cqrozn
Sophos 4.96.0 AppRider
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_SPNR.0BKD13
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_SPNR.0BKD13
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 AdWare.Lyckriks
VIPRE Antivirus 25042 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsBuddy-1-enabler.exe (651f7cc04fd96d014c76c91f03ee26f7) has been flagged by the following 16 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:AddLyrics-AV [Adw]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AJKB
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.ay
ESET-NOD32 9028 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
K7 AntiVirus 9.173.10137 Riskware
K7GW 12.7.0.14 Riskware
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 PUP-FEJ!651F7CC04FD9
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 PUP-FEJ!651F7CC04FD9
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10003 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
Sophos 4.94.0 AppRider
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.BL
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0SJT13
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0SJT13
VIPRE Antivirus 23230 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsBuddy-1-firefoxinstaller.exe (c6ae7182eafe044810f40bb0cc7ebdee) has been flagged by the following 14 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 HackTool.Win32.CrossRider.J
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clodc54.Trojan.95ab
Comodo Security 17546 UnclassifiedMalware
ESET-NOD32 9245 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10720 Trojan ( 0048e2ed1 )
K7GW 9.174.10720 Trojan ( 0048e2ed1 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 PUP-FEJ!C6AE7182EAFE
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 PUP-FEJ!C6AE7182EAFE
Sophos 4.96.0 Generic PUA BJ
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.FindLyrics
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_SPNR.3AKH13
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_SPNR.3AKH13
VIPRE Antivirus 25042 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsBuddy-1-chromeinstaller.exe (fb93c1238f40356c5d92efe64ac515f3) has been flagged by the following 14 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 AdWare/Win32.Lyckriks
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AIIQ
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 HackTool.Win32.CrossRider.J
ESET-NOD32 9102 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/Lyckriks.dm
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10333 Trojan ( 0048e2ed1 )
K7GW 9.174.10333 Trojan ( 0048e2ed1 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.FindLyrics
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_SPNR.0BKI13
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_SPNR.0BKI13
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 AdWare.Lyckriks
VIPRE Antivirus 23778 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsBuddy-1-updater.exe (7cc630196deec8df90af4da5839cae5f) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8852 probably a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.I
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!7CC630196DEE
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!7CC630196DEE
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0927
VIPRE Antivirus 21890 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsBuddy-1-codedownloader.exe (b09677983317677c484e5d1a4ae65e66) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8844 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.I
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1H0AIE13
VIPRE Antivirus 21818 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsBuddy-1-bho64.dll (bed70d00c92f02c697eca8d005fa11c9) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:AddLyrics-AV [Adw]
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1010
VIPRE Antivirus 22376 Crossrider (fs)
       View all 97 all detections
LyricsBuddy-1 has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Lyrics
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\lyricsbuddy-1
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\LyricsBuddy-1\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 7.33 MB

Program filesFiles installed by LyricsBuddy-1

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
Name:LyricsBuddy-1
LyricsBuddy-1 Installer
Path:C:\Program Files\lyricsbuddy-1\utils.exe
MD5:ea90ab30cd0b9865fbfe53ded4597475
Additional files:
  • LyricsBuddy-1-bg.exe (by Lyrics) - LyricsBuddy-1 (LyricsBuddy-1 exe)
  • (Malware detected) LyricsBuddy-1-bho.dll (by Lyrics) - LyricsBuddy-1 BHO
  • (Malware detected) LyricsBuddy-1-bho64.dll
  • LyricsBuddy-1-buttonutil.exe
  • LyricsBuddy-1-buttonutil64.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyricsBuddy-1-chromeinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyricsBuddy-1-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyricsBuddy-1-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyricsBuddy-1-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyricsBuddy-1-updater.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • LyricsBuddy-1-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'LyricsBuddy-1' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411181168} (CrossriderApp0041868).
  • LyricsBuddy-1-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'LyricsBuddy-1' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411181168} (CrossriderApp0041868).
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • LyricsBuddy-1-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsBuddy-1-enabler.
  • LyricsBuddy-1-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsBuddy-1-firefoxinstaller.
  • LyricsBuddy-1-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsBuddy-1-updater.
  • LyricsBuddy-1-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsBuddy-1-codedownloader.
  • LyricsBuddy-1-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsBuddy-1-chromeinstaller.

How do I remove LyricsBuddy-1?

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Or, you can uninstall LyricsBuddy-1 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 LyricsBuddy-1, 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 LyricsBuddy-1.
  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 LyricsBuddy-1 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.29%
Windows 8 17.46%
Windows Vista 13.49%
Windows XP 4.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.10%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.11%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.52%
Windows 8 8.73%
Windows 7 Professional 6.35%
Windows 8.1 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

18.11% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 18.11%
  France 12.60%
  United Kingdom 9.45%
  Germany 7.09%
  Mexico 6.30%
  Saudi Arabia 5.51%
  Argentina 4.72%
  Belgium 3.94%
  Italy 3.94%
  Chile 3.15%
  IQ 3.15%
  Spain 3.15%
  Peru 3.15%
  Norway 2.36%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.70%
Acer 18.48%
Dell 14.13%
Toshiba 11.96%
ASUS 6.52%
Samsung 5.43%
GIGABYTE 4.35%
Lenovo 3.26%
Sony 1.09%
Medion 1.09%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.88%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq CQ... 1.92%
Samsung RV415/RV515 1.92%
Acer Aspire 7535 1.92%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 1.92%
Dell Inspiron 570 1.92%


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