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Should I remove LyricsParty-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 #23,353
United States Rank #13,027
Reach 0.0090%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.78 days
318.03 days >
Average installed length: 167.10 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.28.153.5 8.66%
1.28.153.3 88.98%
1.28.153.2 2.36%

LyricsParty-1

What is LyricsParty-1?

LyricsParty-1 is a web browser toolbar and extension that modifies the browsers search and home pages as well as delivers contextual based advertising. This toolbar currently supports Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. In order to provide search advertising revenue, the software is designed not only to modify the search provider but to protect it so that it remains the default browser search engine. It is typically installed via a co-bundled offer within a third-party software distribution.

What it does:
- Modifies the default search engine and search provider.
- Changes the default browser home page.
- Adds search functionality from the address bar.
- Adds alternative redirection "page not found".
- Displays contextual advertising.

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 16 files and is usually about 4.78 MB (5,012,857 bytes). LyricsParty-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
  • 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 LyricsParty-1.
utils.exe (bc286d1a15e06043da57c408048d181a) has been flagged by the following 18 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 1104 Gen:Adware.AddLyrics.1
avast! 2014.9-140126 NSIS:Adware-LH [PUP]
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14126 Trojan.Win32.VMDetector.B
Bitdefender 1.0.20.130 Gen:Adware.AddLyrics.1
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4923 HW32.CDB
Dr.Web 9.0.0.026 Trojan.Crossrider.9
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.14.01.26.01 Gen:Adware.AddLyrics
ESET-NOD32 8.9339 Win32/Packed.ScrambleWrapper.C
F-Secure 11.2014-26-01_1 Gen:Adware.AddLyrics.1
G Data 14.1.24 Gen:Adware.AddLyrics
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.01.26.01 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
McAfee 5600.7238 Artemis!BC286D1A15E0
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7238 Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious-PKR.G
MicroWorld-eScan 15.0.0.78 Gen:Adware.AddLyrics.1
Symantec 1/26/2014 rev. 1 Trojan.ADH
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.26 TROJ_GEN.R047H05AD14
VIPRE Antivirus 25820 Adware.AddLyrics (fs)
LyricsParty-1-bho.dll (3d47c4fe8c67ae6799fd55abefe10127) has been flagged by the following 26 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
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.610979
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4562 W32.Clodd68.Trojan.f258
CAT-QuickHeal 12.00 Adware.AddLyrics (Not a Virus)
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.7
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.589 Adware.Generic.610979 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9088 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.H
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.147.0 Adware/Lyckriks
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.610979
G Data 22 Adware.Generic.610979
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10294 Riskware ( 0040eff71 )
K7GW 9.174.10294 Riskware ( 0040eff71 )
Kaspersky 9.0.0.837 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!3D47C4FE8C67
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!3D47C4FE8C67
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10100 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.Generic.610979
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Adpopup
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0DKI13
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0DKI13
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 AdWare.Lyckriks
VIPRE Antivirus 23670 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsParty-1-updater.exe (41bffd21b7a847dd33b1b4fffea3657a) has been flagged by the following 21 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.AddLyrics.AK
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic_r.GS
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 HackTool.Win32.CrossRider.J
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.AddLyrics.AK
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clodab3.Trojan.6c5d
Comodo Security 17548 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.32
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Adware.AddLyrics.AK (B)
ESET-NOD32 9248 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
G Data 22 Adware.AddLyrics.AK
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.10735 Trojan ( 004731191 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 PUP-FEJ!41BFFD21B7A8
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 PUP-FEJ!41BFFD21B7A8
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.AddLyrics.AK
nProtect 2014-01-03.01 Adware.AddLyrics.AK
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Suspicious file
Sophos 4.96.0 Generic PUA ED
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_SPNV.03KB13
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_SPNV.03KB13
VIPRE Antivirus 25060 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsParty-1-enabler.exe (5296130aa899552cfcf2d88af919608c) has been flagged by the following 16 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.Clod9f5.Trojan.737b
Comodo Security 17546 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.27
ESET-NOD32 9245 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.147.0 Riskware/PUP_FEJ
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10720 Trojan ( 0048c68d1 )
K7GW 9.174.10720 Trojan ( 0048c68d1 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 PUP-FEJ!5296130AA899
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 PUP-FEJ!5296130AA899
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Suspicious file
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_SPNR.3AL213
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_SPNR.3AL213
VIPRE Antivirus 25042 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsParty-1-chromeinstaller.exe (057599386e4ab5b9467632a44d8088e9) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AIIQ
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4261 W32.Clodbf5.Trojan.701a
ESET-NOD32 8999 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!057599386E4A
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!057599386E4A
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.FindLyrics
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH05JB13
VIPRE Antivirus 22998 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsParty-1-bho64.dll (05516ee2e4d6c703e726615febf03ab9) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clodbf6.Trojan.80d1
ESET-NOD32 9251 a variant of Win64/Toolbar.Crossrider.A
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.10735 Trojan ( 0048cd061 )
K7GW 9.175.10735 Trojan ( 0048cd061 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!05516EE2E4D6
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!05516EE2E4D6
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R00UH07JO13
VIPRE Antivirus 25088 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsParty-1-codedownloader.exe (3e8f93ea91992de91c25660de4f62588) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic_r.GS
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.aM
ESET-NOD32 8943 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!3E8F93EA9199
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!3E8F93EA9199
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0926
VIPRE Antivirus 22588 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsParty-1-firefoxinstaller.exe (73fd97713af1ce5014fd5361b8a2e6ad) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 17542 UnclassifiedMalware
ESET-NOD32 9244 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 PUP-FEJ!73FD97713AF1
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 PUP-FEJ!73FD97713AF1
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Trj/CI.A
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.FindLyrics
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBB04KH13
VIPRE Antivirus 25040 Crossrider (fs)
       View all 118 all detections
LyricsParty-1 has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove LyricsParty-1.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Lyrics
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\lyricsparty-1
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\LyricsParty-1\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 4.78 MB

Program filesFiles installed by LyricsParty-1

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
Name:LyricsParty-1
LyricsParty-1 Installer
Path:C:\Program Files\lyricsparty-1\utils.exe
MD5:bc286d1a15e06043da57c408048d181a
Additional files:
  • LyricsParty-1-bg.exe (by Lyrics) - LyricsParty-1 (LyricsParty-1 exe)
  • LyricsParty-1-bho.dll (by Lyrics) - LyricsParty-1 BHO
  • (Malware detected) LyricsParty-1-bho64.dll
  • LyricsParty-1-buttonutil.exe
  • LyricsParty-1-buttonutil64.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyricsParty-1-chromeinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyricsParty-1-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyricsParty-1-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyricsParty-1-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyricsParty-1-updater.exe
  • LyricsParty-1-buttonutil.dll
  • LyricsParty-1-helper.exe
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • LyricsParty-1-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'LyricsParty-1' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411181152} (CrossriderApp0041852).
  • LyricsParty-1-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'LyricsParty-1' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411181152} (CrossriderApp0041852).
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • LyricsParty-1-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsParty-1-updater.
  • LyricsParty-1-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsParty-1-enabler.
  • LyricsParty-1-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsParty-1-codedownloader.
  • LyricsParty-1-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsParty-1-chromeinstaller.
  • LyricsParty-1-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsParty-1-firefoxinstaller.

How do I remove LyricsParty-1?

Quickly and completely remove LyricsParty-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 LyricsParty-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 LyricsParty-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 LyricsParty-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 LyricsParty-1 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win Vista (SP1) 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 54.33%
Windows 8 26.77%
Windows XP 9.45%
Windows Vista 9.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.44%
Windows 8 18.25%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.52%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.73%
Windows 7 Professional 4.76%
Windows 8.1 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.50%
  France 3.35%
  Canada 2.79%
  United Kingdom 2.23%
  AF 0.56%
  Germany 0.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 40.38%
Dell 24.04%
Acer 18.27%
Toshiba 8.65%
American Megatrends 2.88%
ASUS 1.92%
Lenovo 1.92%
Sony 0.96%
Compaq 0.96%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.64%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.73%
HP ENVY dv6 Notebook PC 2.73%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 1.82%
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 1.82%
Hewlett-Packard s5-1224 1.82%


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