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Should I remove LyricsFan-1?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,821
Reach 0.0073%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.35 days
275.92 days >
Average installed length: 144.97 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.28.153.3 100.00%

LyricsFan-1

What is LyricsFan-1?

LyricsFan-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

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 utils.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 15 files and is usually about 2.18 MB (2,284,921 bytes). The installed file LyricsFan-1-updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

This browser extension utilizes Crossrider framework, a cross-browser toolbar/plugin platform used to develop, deploy and monetize web browser toolbars for Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. Crossrider extension provide monetization options, mostly potentially unwanted apps, for toolbars including coupons, search assistant (home page and search hijacking) and in-text contextual advertising. Many adware programs (defined by a number of anti-virus vendors) are built using Crossrider as it provides a quick an easy way to deploy ad-supported features that will assist in browser search hijacking.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Uses the Crossrider toolbar framework
  • During install it may hijack/modify the browser's homepage and search provider
  • Runs disconnected from the browser as a background process
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in LyricsFan-1.
utils.exe (49969f5ccfa76ca801ad078bd208dc04) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.CDB
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2013.10.25.12 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.298 TROJ_GEN.F47V0825
VIPRE Antivirus 21774 Adware.AddLyrics (fs)
LyricsFan-1-firefoxinstaller.exe (2f7615c396a51d8a69ce9323a52eb3ca) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.BHO.45
ESET-NOD32 9003 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
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!2F7615C396A5
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!2F7615C396A5
Sophos 4.94.0 Lyrmix Agent
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.FindLyrics
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 ADW_GAMEPLAYLABS
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 ADW_GAMEPLAYLABS
VIPRE Antivirus 23038 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsFan-1-updater.exe (4779ebf584afac9b44e8fff5270dd44b) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8885 probably a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.I
K7 AntiVirus 9.173.9807 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 Artemis!4779EBF584AF
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!4779EBF584AF
Sophos 4.93.0 Lyrmix Agent
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
VIPRE Antivirus 22166 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsFan-1-enabler.exe (4b28f97499af54a82da31c0ab58a4c83) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8861 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!4B28F97499AF
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious-BAY.K
Sophos 4.93.0 Lyrmix Agent
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0915
VIPRE Antivirus 21986 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsFan-1-bho64.dll (6fd131375424dc12701bcd01dffe3f21) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 HackTool.Win64.Crossrider.A
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clodbf6.Trojan.80d1
ESET-NOD32 9244 a variant of Win64/Toolbar.Crossrider.A
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1H07K213
VIPRE Antivirus 25040 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsFan-1-codedownloader.exe (e5e300dd6065d9f71b3e51c7fd11973c) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8861 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-GW-Edition 2013 Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious-BAY.K
Sophos 4.93.0 Lyrmix Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 21986 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsFan-1-bho.dll (ed214c458e89e0e1e9c30ef975ec9ec7) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8847 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.H
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
Sophos 4.93.0 Lyrmix Agent
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0917
VIPRE Antivirus 21846 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsFan-1-chromeinstaller.exe (5e2c82f86c79d99037c3c8c2b7fb6406) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Laneul.wauu
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
VIPRE Antivirus 21986 Crossrider (fs)
       View all 54 all detections
LyricsFan-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\LyricsFan-1
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\LyricsFan-1\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 2.18 MB

Program filesFiles installed by LyricsFan-1

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
Name:LyricsFan-1
LyricsFan-1 Installer
Path:C:\Program Files\LyricsFan-1\utils.exe
MD5:49969f5ccfa76ca801ad078bd208dc04
Additional files:
  • LyricsFan-1-bg.exe (by Lyrics) - LyricsFan-1 (LyricsFan-1 exe)
  • (Malware detected) LyricsFan-1-bho.dll (by Lyrics) - LyricsFan-1 BHO
  • (Malware detected) LyricsFan-1-bho64.dll
  • LyricsFan-1-buttonutil.exe
  • LyricsFan-1-buttonutil64.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyricsFan-1-chromeinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyricsFan-1-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyricsFan-1-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyricsFan-1-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyricsFan-1-updater.exe
  • LyricsFan-1-buttonutil.dll
  • LyricsFan-1-buttonutil64.dll
  • LyricsFan-1-helper.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • LyricsFan-1-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'LyricsFan-1' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411181158} (CrossriderApp0041858).
  • LyricsFan-1-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'LyricsFan-1' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411181158} (CrossriderApp0041858).
Scheduled Task
  • LyricsFan-1-enabler.exe is scheduled as a task named 'temp_LyricsFan-1-enabler'.
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • LyricsFan-1-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsFan-1-firefoxinstaller.
  • LyricsFan-1-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsFan-1-chromeinstaller.
  • LyricsFan-1-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsFan-1-updater.
  • LyricsFan-1-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsFan-1-enabler.
  • LyricsFan-1-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsFan-1-codedownloader.

How do I remove LyricsFan-1?

Quickly and completely remove LyricsFan-1 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 LyricsFan-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 LyricsFan-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 LyricsFan-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 LyricsFan-1 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 8 45%
Win Vista (SP2) 4%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 45.63%
Windows 8 44.66%
Windows XP 5.83%
Windows Vista 3.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.53%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.62%
Windows 8.1 10.68%
Windows 8 8.74%
Windows 8 Single Language 7.77%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 7.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.53% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 25.53%
  Italy 13.83%
  Australia 10.64%
  Mexico 10.64%
  Argentina 5.32%
  Spain 5.32%
  Canada 5.32%
  United States 5.32%
  France 3.19%
  Peru 3.19%
  Ecuador 2.13%
  Sri Lanka 2.13%
  KN 1.06%
  Dominican Republic 1.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.75%
Acer 26.25%
Dell 18.75%
ASUS 16.25%
GIGABYTE 3.75%
Intel 2.50%
Lenovo 2.50%
American Megatrends 1.25%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 3421 3.33%
Acer Aspire E1-571 3.33%
Acer Aspire E1-531 2.22%
ASUS All Series 2.22%
ASUSTeK K55A 2.22%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 2.22%


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