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Should I remove LyricsMonkey-1?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,462
United States Rank #15,819
Reach 0.0098%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.27 days
273.53 days >
Average installed length: 143.72 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.28.153.5 18.84%
1.28.153.3 81.16%

LyricsMonkey-1

What is LyricsMonkey-1?

LyricsMonkey-1 is said to display lyrics when watching YouTube videos but is really 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 8.36 MB (8,768,047 bytes). LyricsMonkey-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
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • 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
  • 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 LyricsMonkey-1.
utils.exe (5a14a3bbd439d13f202408bb614ae520) has been flagged by the following 5 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 7.8809 Win32/Packed.ScrambleWrapper.C
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.297 TROJ_GEN.F47V0825
VIPRE Antivirus 21552 Adware.AddLyrics (fs)
LyricsMonkey-1-bho.dll (55a5c22d6afbd2e8039ab9601d4ebba4) has been flagged by the following 27 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.Generic.633271
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 AdWare/Win32.Lyckriks
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AIKL
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.ak
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.Generic.633271
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clodd68.Trojan.f258
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.7
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Adware.Generic.633271 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9239 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.H
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.147.0 Adware/Lyckriks
G Data 22 Adware.Generic.633271
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10689 Riskware ( 0040eff71 )
K7GW 9.174.10689 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!55A5C22D6AFB
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!55A5C22D6AFB
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10201 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.Generic.633271
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.57029 Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.cjzkzc
Sophos 4.96.0 Generic PUA CI
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0DKH13
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0DKH13
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 AdWare.Lyckriks
VIPRE Antivirus 25006 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsMonkey-1-enabler.exe (9042a3341297505389511960ff845879) has been flagged by the following 15 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AJKA
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 HackTool.Win32.CrossRider.J
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clod0e6.Trojan.c944
Comodo Security 17533 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.27
ESET-NOD32 9239 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.147.0 Riskware/PUP_FEJ
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10689 Trojan ( 0048c68d1 )
K7GW 9.174.10689 Trojan ( 0048c68d1 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 PUP-FEJ!9042A3341297
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 PUP-FEJ!9042A3341297
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Suspicious file
Sophos 4.96.0 Generic PUA EJ
VIPRE Antivirus 25006 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsMonkey-1-chromeinstaller.exe (317e130b95fc421b8acc217aa60eec75) has been flagged by the following 14 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AIIQ
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Laneul.wauu
ESET-NOD32 9028 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
K7 AntiVirus 9.173.10137 Trojan
K7GW 12.7.0.14 Trojan
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!317E130B95FC
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!317E130B95FC
Sophos 4.94.0 Generic PUA IB
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.FindLyrics
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1H05JL13
VIPRE Antivirus 23230 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsMonkey-1-updater.exe (c0939e0e40de4c54819498eddbd9267d) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8836 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
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
VIPRE Antivirus 21774 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsMonkey-1-firefoxinstaller.exe (8d9f3643cc05ad8845745f2b71237f90) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0924
VIPRE Antivirus 21810 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsMonkey-1-codedownloader.exe (9bd37e7e753a08600e8d7ff2d0450ce1) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8836 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
VIPRE Antivirus 21774 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsMonkey-1-bho64.dll (b766e46ea640e90212f80009c50649b5) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0918
VIPRE Antivirus 21774 Crossrider (fs)
       View all 77 all detections
LyricsMonkey-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\lyricsmonkey-1
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\LyricsMonkey-1\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 8.36 MB

Program filesFiles installed by LyricsMonkey-1

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
Name:LyricsMonkey-1
LyricsMonkey-1 Installer
Path:C:\Program Files\lyricsmonkey-1\utils.exe
MD5:5a14a3bbd439d13f202408bb614ae520
Additional files:
  • LyricsMonkey-1-bg.exe (by Lyrics) - LyricsMonkey-1 (LyricsMonkey-1 exe)
  • (Malware detected) LyricsMonkey-1-bho.dll (by Lyrics) - LyricsMonkey-1 BHO
  • (Malware detected) LyricsMonkey-1-bho64.dll
  • LyricsMonkey-1-buttonutil.exe
  • LyricsMonkey-1-buttonutil64.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyricsMonkey-1-chromeinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyricsMonkey-1-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyricsMonkey-1-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyricsMonkey-1-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyricsMonkey-1-updater.exe
  • LyricsMonkey-1-buttonutil64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • LyricsMonkey-1-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'LyricsMonkey-1' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411151146} (CrossriderApp0041546).
  • LyricsMonkey-1-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'LyricsMonkey-1' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411151146} (CrossriderApp0041546).
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • LyricsMonkey-1-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsMonkey-1-enabler.
  • LyricsMonkey-1-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsMonkey-1-firefoxinstaller.
  • LyricsMonkey-1-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsMonkey-1-updater.
  • LyricsMonkey-1-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsMonkey-1-codedownloader.
  • LyricsMonkey-1-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsMonkey-1-chromeinstaller.

How do I remove LyricsMonkey-1?

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Or, you can uninstall LyricsMonkey-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 LyricsMonkey-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 LyricsMonkey-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 LyricsMonkey-1 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 7 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 58.70%
Windows 8 28.99%
Windows Vista 9.42%
Windows XP 2.90%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.20%
Windows 8 18.12%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.97%
Windows 7 Professional 7.25%
Windows 8.1 7.25%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.86%
  France 11.38%
  Italy 10.18%
  Germany 2.99%
  Norway 1.20%
  India 1.20%
  Belgium 0.60%
  Switzerland 0.60%
  DZ 0.60%
  Austria 0.60%
  Portugal 0.60%
  Canada 0.60%
  Czech Republic 0.60%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.68%
Dell 23.58%
Acer 18.87%
ASUS 7.55%
Toshiba 5.66%
American Megatrends 1.89%
Samsung 1.89%
GIGABYTE 0.94%
Gateway 0.94%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.70%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.70%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.78%
Dell Inspiron 5423 1.85%
Acer Aspire V5-571P 1.85%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.85%


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Momma_Bearover a year ago
I have done everything in my power to get rid of this Lyrics Monkey and can not get rid of it. Even with Should I Remove It. I don't know what else I can do