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Should I remove LyricsSay-16?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,617
United States Rank #29,301
Reach 0.0043%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.61 days
253.88 days >
Average installed length: 133.40 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%


What is LyricsSay-16?

Lyrics Say is displayed to users through a co-bundle offer as a way to display lyrics when watching YouTube videos. However, the true purpose is to display search/ads through web browser hijacking. It is a potentially unwanted application that runs in the web browser as a toolbar and web extension. The program 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 (SERP) the publisher has a revenue relationship with. In doing so, the toolbar/extension performs a number of behaviors in order to maximize the potential of a user to click on sponsored advertising through search as well as other ad-supported techniques. Changes the web browser's default home page to the affiliate search portal. Changes the browser's search provider, built-in search box as well as the address bar.


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 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 4.95 MB (5,191,494 bytes). The installed file LyricsSay-16-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
  • 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 LyricsSay-16.
LyricsSay-16-chromeinstaller.exe (07e4730a257116ddc7a19fed788f928b) has been flagged by the following 22 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2013.11.18 Adware/Win32.Lyckriks
AVG 2014.0.3629 Generic5
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Bitdefender Adware.Generic.610381
Bkav FE W32.Clod023.Trojan
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.610381
ESET-NOD32 7.9058 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
F-Secure 11.2013-22-11_6 Adware.Generic.610381
G Data 13.11.22 Adware.Generic.610381
K7 AntiVirus 13.173.10217 Trojan
K7GW 13.173.10217 Trojan ( 0048c68d1 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2013.11.22.12 PUP.Optional.Adlyrics
McAfee 5600.7267 PUP-FEJ!07E4730A2571
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7267 PUP-FEJ!07E4730A2571
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Generic.610381
Sophos 4.94 Generic PUA HO
Symantec 11/22/2013 rev. 6 Adware.FindLyrics
Trend Micro 10.465.22 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0OKG13
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.326 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0OKG13
VIPRE Antivirus 23452 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsSay-16-firefoxinstaller.exe (d65065e841be455a718a8705c18cb4dd) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.CrossRider.J
ESET-NOD32 9058 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
K7 AntiVirus 9.173.10217 Trojan ( 0048c68d1 )
K7GW 9.173.10217 Trojan ( 0048c68d1 )
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Adlyrics
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 PUP-FEJ!D65065E841BE
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 PUP-FEJ!D65065E841BE
Sophos 4.94.0 Generic PUA DK
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.FindLyrics
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1H05JK13
VIPRE Antivirus 23450 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsSay-16-updater.exe (3828335fe3cf5db370791d14ab6359ea) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International HackTool.Win32.CrossRider.K
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.73
ESET-NOD32 9244 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
Fortinet FortiGate Adware/Lyckriks
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Adlyrics
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 PUP-FEJ!3828335FE3CF
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 PUP-FEJ!3828335FE3CF
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH06KB13
VIPRE Antivirus 25040 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsSay-16-enabler.exe (c5af9d56545028c104b86baefc699ec2) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG Generic5.AJKA
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.CrossRider.J
ESET-NOD32 9058 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Adlyrics
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 PUP-FEJ!C5AF9D565450
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 PUP-FEJ!C5AF9D565450
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH06KC13
VIPRE Antivirus 23452 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsSay-16-bho.dll (f1685b51235c2830555efd9c19b938f5) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG Generic5.AILH
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.AddLyrics
Bkav FE W32.Clod7ad.Trojan.8141
ESET-NOD32 9032 Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.O
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Adlyrics
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10003 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH01JV13
VIPRE Antivirus 23264 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsSay-16-codedownloader.exe (4ba00beaec2f498b965e0dea64b63c22) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Lyrics.83
ESET-NOD32 9244 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
Fortinet FortiGate Adware/Lyckriks
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Adlyrics
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH06KG13
VIPRE Antivirus 25040 Crossrider (fs)
       View all 65 all detections
LyricsSay-16 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: PassWizard
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\lyricssay-16
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\LyricsSay-16\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 4.95 MB

Program filesFiles installed by LyricsSay-16

Program executable:utils.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\lyricssay-16\utils.exe
Additional files:
  • LyricsSay-16-bg.exe (by PassWizard) - LyricsSay-16 (LyricsSay-16 exe)
  • (Malware detected) LyricsSay-16-bho.dll (by PassWizard) - LyricsSay-16 BHO
  • LyricsSay-16-bho64.dll
  • LyricsSay-16-buttonutil.exe
  • LyricsSay-16-buttonutil64.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyricsSay-16-chromeinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyricsSay-16-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyricsSay-16-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyricsSay-16-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyricsSay-16-updater.exe
  • LyricsSay-16-buttonutil.dll
  • LyricsSay-16-buttonutil64.dll
  • LyricsSay-16-helper.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • LyricsSay-16-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'LyricsSay-16' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411411158} (CrossriderApp0044158).
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • LyricsSay-16-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsSay-16-firefoxinstaller.
  • LyricsSay-16-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsSay-16-updater.
  • LyricsSay-16-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsSay-16-enabler.
  • LyricsSay-16-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsSay-16-codedownloader.
  • LyricsSay-16-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsSay-16-chromeinstaller.

How do I remove LyricsSay-16?

Quickly and completely remove LyricsSay-16 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 LyricsSay-16 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 LyricsSay-16, 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 LyricsSay-16.
  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 LyricsSay-16 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win 7 2%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 49.18%
Windows 8 31.15%
Windows XP 11.48%
Windows Vista 6.56%
Windows Server 2003 1.64%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.23%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.11%
Windows 8 11.48%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.84%
Windows 7 Professional 8.20%
Windows 8.1 6.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.29%
  Germany 14.29%
  Brazil 5.71%
  Spain 5.71%
  France 5.71%
  Italy 5.71%
  Mexico 5.71%
  South Africa 4.29%
  Canada 2.86%
  United Kingdom 2.86%
  United Arab Emirates 1.43%
  Switzerland 1.43%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Acer 18.75%
Dell 10.42%
Lenovo 10.42%
ASUS 8.33%
Samsung 6.25%
Sahara 2.08%
Medion 2.08%
Intel 2.08%
American Megatrends 2.08%
Common models
Wortmann AG MOBILE 1510 1.96%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 1.96%
TOSHIBA Satellite L20 ... 1.96%
TOSHIBA Satellite A215 1.96%
Samsung R510/P510 1.96%
Samsung 305U1A 1.96%


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