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Should I remove LyricsNotes?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
77% remove it23% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0012%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.70 days
286.11 days >
Average installed length: 150.33 days


What is LyricsNotes?

LyricsNotes 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 whatever 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.

The software is displayed to users through a co-bundle offer as a way to display lyrics when watching YouTube videos.


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 LyricsNotesUP.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 1.1 MB (1,157,285 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 LyricsNotes.
LyricsNotesUP.exe (e4ce4ecc15897176d854c861ec52f8d0) has been flagged by the following 21 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Adware.AddLyrics
Avira AntiVir ADWARE/Adware.Gen
avast! 2014.9-140126 Win32:AddLyrics-AA [Adw]
AVG 2015.0.3582 Skodna.Generic_r
Baidu-International AdWare.Win32.AddLyrics.as
Bitdefender Gen:Adware.AddLyrics.1
Comodo Security 17298 Application.Win32.AddLyrics.A
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Adware.AddLyrics
ESET-NOD32 8.9066 a variant of Win32/Adware.AddLyrics.J
Fortinet FortiGate 1/26/2014 Riskware/AddLyrics
F-Secure 11.2014-26-01_1 Gen:Adware.AddLyrics.1
G Data 14.1.22 Gen:Adware.AddLyrics
Malwarebytes v2014.01.26.12 PUP.LyricsAd
McAfee 5600.7238 Artemis!E4CE4ECC1589
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7238 Artemis!E4CE4ECC1589
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.163.1557.0 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Adware.AddLyrics.1
Symantec 1/26/2014 rev. 1 WS.Reputation
Trend Micro 10.465.26 TROJ_GEN.F0C2C00KE13
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.26 TROJ_GEN.F0C2C00KE13
VIPRE Antivirus 23516 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
122.dll (09470b43096db0452efb89289989d1da) has been flagged by the following 23 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Application.Generic.577629
Agnitum Outpost Adware.AddLyrics!H3ZX/Q+Cv24
Avira AntiVir ADWARE/Adware.Gen
AVG Skodna.Generic_r.GO
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.AddLyrics.K
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Application.Generic.577629
Comodo Security 17677 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.84
ESET-NOD32 9339 a variant of Win32/Adware.AddLyrics.K
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Application.Generic.577629
G Data 24 Application.Generic.577629
IKARUS anti.virus T3. AdWare.Win32.AddLyrics
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.10963 Adware ( 0046b9171 )
K7GW 9.175.10963 Adware ( 0046b9171 )
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.LyricsAd
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 PUP-FCU!09470B43096D
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 PUP-FCU!09470B43096D
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10201 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
MicroWorld-eScan Application.Generic.577629
Sophos 4.97.0 Generic PUA EB
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1H01A914
VIPRE Antivirus 25820 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
128.dll (b3e20d7b0c79c88255e715e805bfd985) has been flagged by the following 21 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir ADWARE/Adware.Gen
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:AddLyrics-AN [Adw]
AVG Skodna.Generic_r.GD
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.111163
Comodo Security 16983 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.90
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.111163 (B)
ESET-NOD32 8830 a variant of Win32/AdWare.AddLyrics.S
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.111163
G Data 22 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.111163
IKARUS anti.virus T3. Win32.SuspectCrc
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/Lyckriks.ah
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.LyricsAd
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 PUP-FCU!B3E20D7B0C79
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 PUP-FCU!B3E20D7B0C79
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.111163
Panda Antivirus Generic Malware
Sophos 4.93.0 Generic PUA CL
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH0AIC13
VIPRE Antivirus 21718 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
117.dll (e6419bef3888bb39321906a1b865696a) has been flagged by the following 19 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG Generic5.ABYO
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.Generic.552052
CAT-QuickHeal 12.00 Adware.AddLyrics (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 16822 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.84
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.552052 (B)
ESET-NOD32 8727 a variant of Win32/Adware.AddLyrics.K
Fortinet FortiGate Riskware/AddLyrics
G Data 22 Adware.Generic.552052
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.LyricsAd
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!E6419BEF3888
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!E6419BEF3888
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.9800 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Generic.552052
PC Tools Trojan.Gen
Sophos 4.91.0 Generic PUA MO
Symantec 20131.1.0.101 Trojan.Gen.3
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R047H01GF13
VIPRE Antivirus 20872 Adware.Trojan.Win32.Generic
125.dll (51755f3ea5680e69466a4129dada3cfe) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! Win32:AddLyrics-V [Adw]
AVG Generic5.AEJF
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.108504
Comodo Security 16786 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.87
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.108504 (B)
ESET-NOD32 8700 a variant of Win32/Adware.AddLyrics.J
G Data 22 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.108504
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.LyricsAd
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.9700 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.108504
       View all 95 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\lyricsnotes
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\LyricsNotes\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.1 MB

Program filesFiles installed by LyricsNotes

Program executable:LyricsNotesUP.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\lyricsnotes\LyricsNotesUP.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) 117.dll - LyricsNotes
  • (Malware detected) 122.dll
  • (Malware detected) 125.dll
  • LyricsNotesUP.exe
  • Uninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) 128.dll
  • sqlite3.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • 122.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'LyricsNotes' with the class of {22A24819-5086-4ED7-9B2B-F9C34CA49EA9}.
  • 128.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'LyricsNotes' with the class of {224b0760-04a6-42a4-abf9-5adfb54cdc0f}.
  • 117.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'LyricsNotes' with the class of {22A24819-5086-4ED7-9B2B-F9C34CA49EA9}.
  • 125.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'LyricsNotes' with the class of {92BBEA3B-3AA0-4124-8CFC-17AD167DEBC7}.
Scheduled Task
  • LyricsNotesUP.exe is scheduled as a task named 'LyricsNotes Update' (runs daily at 01:30 p. m.).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • LyricsNotesUP.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsNotes Update.

How do I remove LyricsNotes?

Quickly and completely remove LyricsNotes 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 LyricsNotes 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 LyricsNotes, 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 LyricsNotes.
  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 LyricsNotes you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win Vista 6%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 77%
Keep it 23%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.47%
Windows 8 17.65%
Windows Vista 5.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 29.41%
Windows 7 Home Basic 17.65%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.65%
Windows 7 Professional 11.76%
Windows 8 5.88%
Windows 8 Single Language 5.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 25.00%
  Argentina 20.00%
  Colombia 15.00%
  Germany 15.00%
  Spain 10.00%
  Italy 5.00%
  Mexico 5.00%
  Saudi Arabia 5.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
ASUS 20.00%
Acer 13.33%
Samsung 6.67%
Medion 6.67%
Lenovo 6.67%
Dell 6.67%
Common models
Samsung RV411/RV511/E3511... 6.67%
Positivo BGH Positivo BGH 6.67%
MEDION MS-7797 6.67%
HP-Pavilion GJ280AA-ABV a... 6.67%
Hewlett-Packard p6-2400es 6.67%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.67%


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