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Should I remove LyricsDroid?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
75% remove it25% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #40,199
Reach 0.0026%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 31.61 days
377.95 days >
Average installed length: 198.58 days


What is LyricsDroid?

LyricsDroid is an adware style 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). The primary executable is named LyricsDroid.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 950.88 KB (973,700 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in LyricsDroid.
LyricsDroid.exe (47cb0fa463dfd58c44e8d4e4a43476da) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-130829 Win32:AddLyrics-K [Adw]
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.84
ESET-NOD32 7.8637 a variant of Win32/Adware.AddLyrics.I
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. Win32.AddLyrics
Malwarebytes v2013.08.29.08 PUP.LyricsAd
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.241 TROJ_GEN.F47V0715
125.dll (2f13bb20760b65c70adba0ff79c12ee0) has been flagged by the following 31 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.AddLyrics.H
Agnitum Outpost Adware.Lyckriks!
Avira AntiVir ADWARE/Adware.Gen
Antiy-AVL AdWare/Win32.Lyckriks
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:AddLyrics-V [Adw]
AVG Generic5.AFGQ
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Lyckriks.AmjH
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.AddLyrics.H
CAT-QuickHeal 12.00 Adware.AddLyrics (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 17379 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.87
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.AddLyrics.H (B)
ESET-NOD32 9126 a variant of Win32/Adware.AddLyrics.J
Fortinet FortiGate Riskware/AddLyrics
G Data 22 Adware.AddLyrics.H
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/Lyckriks.be
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10396 Adware ( 00455de31 )
K7GW 9.174.10396 Adware ( 00455de31 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.cv
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.LyricsAd
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 PUP-FCU!2F13BB20760B
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 PUP-FCU!2F13BB20760B
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10100 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.AddLyrics.H
Panda Antivirus Generic Malware
Sophos 4.95.0 Generic PUA CO
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_SPNR.14HT13
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_SPNR.14HT13
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Lyckriks
VIPRE Antivirus 23982 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
120.dll (4e42e9fb705c3f83d8b660cc66d086cd) has been flagged by the following 13 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG Generic5.ACCG
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.Generic.551299
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.84
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.551299 (B)
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.551299
G Data 22 Adware.Generic.551299
IKARUS anti.virus T3. AdWare.Win32.AddLyrics
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.9700 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Generic.551299
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Symantec 20131.1.0.101 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1H01GQ13
VIPRE Antivirus 20178 Adware.Trojan.Win32.Generic
122.dll (a30498e7c2fe964cc5d24622c88e4341) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG Generic5.ADAU
Comodo Security 16822 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.84
ESET-NOD32 8727 a variant of Win32/Adware.AddLyrics.K
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.LyricsAd
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.9800 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R047H01H513
VIPRE Antivirus 20872 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
       View all 58 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\lyricsdroid
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\LyricsDroid\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 950.88 KB

Program filesFiles installed by LyricsDroid

Program executable:LyricsDroid.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\lyricsdroid\LyricsDroid.exe
Additional files:
  • 116.dll - LyricsDroid
  • (Malware detected) 120.dll
  • (Malware detected) 122.dll
  • (Malware detected) 125.dll
  • (Malware detected) LyricsDroid.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • 122.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'LyricsDroid' with the class of {C08AE725-F500-49E9-8958-2E176C8CDFD5}.
  • 125.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'LyricsDroid' with the class of {D018B33A-35FF-453C-8D58-CFADFD25A14B}.
  • 120.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'LyricsDroid' with the class of {C08AE725-F500-49E9-8958-2E176C8CDFD5}.
Scheduled Task
  • LyricsDroid.exe is scheduled as a task named 'LyricsDroid Update' (runs daily at 07:35 a.m.).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • LyricsDroid.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsDroid Update.

How do I remove LyricsDroid?

Quickly and completely remove LyricsDroid 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 LyricsDroid 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 LyricsDroid, 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 LyricsDroid.
  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 LyricsDroid you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 46%
Win Vista (SP2) 5%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 75%
Keep it 25%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.86%
Windows 8 16.22%
Windows XP 13.51%
Windows Vista 5.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.92%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.92%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.51%
Windows 7 Home Basic 10.81%
Windows 7 Professional 10.81%
Windows 8 10.81%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.08% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 23.08%
  United States 17.95%
  Germany 10.26%
  Mexico 10.26%
  Argentina 7.69%
  Colombia 5.13%
  France 5.13%
  Italy 5.13%
  United Arab Emirates 2.56%
  Canada 2.56%
  United Kingdom 2.56%
  Portugal 2.56%
  Saudi Arabia 2.56%
  YE 2.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.03%
ASUS 19.35%
Toshiba 9.68%
Sony 9.68%
Acer 9.68%
Dell 6.45%
NEC 3.23%
Lenovo 3.23%
Intel 3.23%
Apple 3.23%
American Megatrends 3.23%
Common models
Positivo MOBILE 6.45%
TOSHIBA Satellite L745D 3.23%
TOSHIBA Satellite C855D 3.23%
TOSHIBA Satellite A200 3.23%
Sony VPCF21Z1E 3.23%
Sony VGN-CR260FE 3.23%


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