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What percent of users and experts removed it?
76% remove it24% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #46,370
Reach 0.0018%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 157.96 days
784.62 days >
Average installed length: 412.26 days

LyricsChest

What is LyricsChest?

LyricsChest is an 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. The software is displayed to users through a co-bundle offer as a way to display lyrics when watching YouTube videos. However, the true purpose is to display search/ads through web browser hijacking.

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. Once installed, it will add an extension to both the Firefox and Chrome web browsers. The main program executable is 116.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 783.11 KB (801,906 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Runs in the Firefox, Chrome and Firefox web browsers
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in LyricsChest.
116.dll (dc60d105ac4ae7670ff12a6ec9d105a1) has been flagged by the following 15 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2014.0.3629 Generic5
Bitdefender 1.0.20.1630 Adware.Generic.551883
CAT-QuickHeal 11.13.12.00 Adware.AddLyrics (Not a Virus)
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0326 Adware.Plugin.84
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.13.11.22.01 Adware.Generic.551883
F-Secure 11.2013-22-11_6 Adware.Generic.551883
G Data 13.11.22 Adware.Generic.551883
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.0.3.0 AdWare.Win32.AddLyrics
McAfee 5600.7267 Generic Adware.a
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7267 Generic Adware.a
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.163.1557.0 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
Symantec 11/22/2013 rev. 6 WS.Reputation
Trend Micro 10.465.22 ADW_ADDLYRICS
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.326 ADW_ADDLYRICS
VIPRE Antivirus 19696 Adware.Trojan.Win32.Generic
LChestUDP.exe (e052f72dc06b417d49eda8ceab2eceb9) has been flagged by the following 23 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.Generic.552126
Avira AntiVir 7.11.134.46 ADWARE/Adware.Gen
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:AddLyrics-K [Adw]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.ADQW
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.Generic.552126
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4959 W32.Clodd74.Trojan.9021
Comodo Security 17867 Application.Win32.AddLyrics.A
Dr.Web 7.00.7.12100 Adware.Plugin.84
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Adware.Generic.552126 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9488 a variant of Win32/Adware.AddLyrics.K
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Adware/A
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.552126
G Data 24 Adware.Generic.552126
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.5.6.0 AdWare.SuspectCRC
K7 AntiVirus 9.176.11311 Adware ( 0046b9171 )
K7GW 9.176.11311 Adware ( 0046b9171 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.LyricsAd
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Generic Adware.a
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Generic Adware.a
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.Generic.552126
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA GN
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
VIPRE Antivirus 26970 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
       View all 38 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\lyricschest
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\LyricsChest\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 783.11 KB

Program filesFiles installed by LyricsChest

Program module:116.dll (Malware detected)
Name:LyricsChest
Path:C:\Program Files\lyricschest\116.dll
MD5:dc60d105ac4ae7670ff12a6ec9d105a1
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) LChestUDP.exe - LyricsChest
  • 116.xpi
  • 116.crx
  • sqlite3.dll
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • 116.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'LyricsChest' with the class of {68C0B909-870D-4DAB-BC08-DFCBE26EEF8E}.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • LChestUDP.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsChest Update.

How do I remove LyricsChest?

Quickly and completely remove LyricsChest 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 LyricsChest 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 LyricsChest, 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 LyricsChest.
  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 LyricsChest you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win XP 4%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 76%
Keep it 24%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.00%
Windows 8 20.00%
Windows Vista 4.00%
Windows XP 4.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 29.17%
Windows 7 Home Basic 20.83%
Windows 7 Starter 16.67%
Windows 8 Single Language 8.33%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 8.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.48% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 81.48%
  United States 18.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 38.46%
Hewlett-Packard 23.08%
Lenovo 23.08%
Samsung 15.38%
Common models
Positivo MOBILE 27.27%
PositivoEIH61CE 9.09%
Semp Toshiba Informatica ... 4.55%
Semp Toshiba Informatica ... 4.55%
Samsung RV419 4.55%
Samsung RV415/RV515 4.55%

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