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What percent of users and experts removed it?
88% remove it12% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0004%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.30 days
245.82 days >
Average installed length: 129.16 days

LyricsSeeker

What is LyricsSeeker?

LyricsSeeker is an adware browser extension that will display banner and text-context link ads aimed to promote the installation of additional questionable content including web browser toolbars, optimization utilities and other products. It will cause random web page text is turned into hyperlinks and may also lead to the installation of other unwanted adware programs to be installed without the user's knowledge.

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). Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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). Once installed, it will add an extension to both the Firefox and Chrome web browsers. The primary executable is named LyricsSeekerpEY158.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 22 files and is usually about 1.52 MB (1,592,422 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Adds a toolbar to IE and an extension to Chrome and Firefox
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in LyricsSeeker.
LyricsSeekerpEY158.exe (2159e6cc888c74a694584991ed259227) has been flagged by the following 17 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Agent
Antiy-AVL 0.1.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
avast! 2014.9-140620 Win32:Adware-BMG [PUP]
AVG 2015.0.3438 Generic5
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14620 Adware.Win32.Agent.ACZ
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0171 Trojan.Click3.7544
ESET-NOD32 8.9845 a variant of Win32/AdWare.AddLyrics.AK
Fortinet FortiGate 6/20/2014 Adware/Agent
Kaspersky 14.0.0.3683 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
McAfee 5600.7094 Artemis!2159E6CC888C
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7094 Artemis!2159E6CC888C
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.59921 Riskware.Win32.Agent.cxapmr
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA ID
Symantec 6/20/2014 rev. 6 Trojan.Gen
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.171 TROJ_GEN.R08NH05EN14
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.26.0 AdWare.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 29570 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
LyricsSeekerpEY.exe (d5f83e0003d560de5d45e7abb449d6ea) has been flagged by the following 22 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.140080
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.AddLyrics!
Avira AntiVir 7.11.151.96 Adware/Graftor.140080.72
Antiy-AVL 0.1.0.1 Trojan/Win32.SGeneric
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
AVG 14.0.0.3950 Generic5.ARJB
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Agent.aMd
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.140080
Dr.Web 7.00.9.04080 Trojan.Revizer.24
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.599 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.140080 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9845 a variant of Win32/AdWare.AddLyrics.AJ
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.140080
G Data 24 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.140080
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 PUA.FindADeal
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.Win32.Agent.heur
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.AdLyrics.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!D5F83E0003D5
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!D5F83E0003D5
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.140080
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.59921 Trojan.Win32.Revizer.cwtqky
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.Adware.5c6
Sophos 4.98.0 AddLyrics
LyricsSeekerHlENhw.exe (383f95bd088e918a633ef7cefe378c5c) has been flagged by the following 16 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics.10
Avira AntiVir 7.11.155.148 Adware/AddLyrics.10.51
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
AVG 14.0.0.3972 Generic5.AUYA
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.AddLyrics.BAO
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics.10
Comodo Security 18592 Application.Win32.Adware.WDUnlocker.A
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.600 Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics.10 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9964 a variant of Win32/AdWare.AddLyrics.AO
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics.10
G Data 24 Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics.10
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!383F95BD088E
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!383F95BD088E
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics.10
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Trj/Genetic.gen
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Malware.QVM10.Gen
LyricsSeekerpEYCow.exe (09867f19ca1fe41385ca6fea98f4a3c2) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL 0.1.0.1 Trojan/Win32.TSGeneric
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
AVG 14.0.0.3955 Generic5.ARMT
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.AddLyrics.bAJ
Dr.Web 7.00.9.04080 Trojan.Lyrics.73
K7GW 9.178.12292 Trojan ( 050000001 )
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.60100 Trojan.Win32.Lyrics.czfsjd
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
LyricsSeekerpEY161.exe (f53226ac4a90f423e87d1e622b09994f) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Adware-BNS [PUP]
ESET-NOD32 9737 a variant of Win32/AdWare.AddLyrics.AK
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LyricsSeeker 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 LyricsSeeker.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: LyricsSeeker-software
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\lyricsseeker-soft
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\LyricsSeeker-soft\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.52 MB

Program filesFiles installed by LyricsSeeker

Program executable:LyricsSeekerpEY158.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\lyricsseeker-soft\LyricsSeekerpEY158.exe
MD5:2159e6cc888c74a694584991ed259227
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) LyricsSeekerpEYCow.exe
  • Uninstall.exe
  • 161.crx
  • 161.xpi
  • 171.dll
  • 175.crx
  • 175.dll
  • 175.xpi
  • h5LyricsSeekerYg175.dll
  • h5LyricsSeekerYg175.exe
  • J9LyricsSeekerI.exe
  • l5LyricsSeekerl72.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyricsSeekerHlENhw.exe
  • LyricsSeekeriq171.dll
  • LyricsSeekeriq171.exe
  • LyricsSeekerm13.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyricsSeekerpEY.exe
  • LyricsSeekerpEY158.dll
  • (Malware detected) LyricsSeekerpEY158.exe
  • LyricsSeekerpEY161.dll
  • (Malware detected) LyricsSeekerpEY161.exe
  • Sqlite3.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • 175.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'LyricsSeeker' with the class of {AAFB1EEF-0445-C6A5-D081-8B30D1888A18}.
  • 171.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'LyricsSeeker' with the class of {0F3BF63F-1A90-21B3-6248-950A3E1EFEC0}.
6 Scheduled Tasks
  • l5LyricsSeekerl72.exe is scheduled as a task named 'LyricsSeeker Update' (runs daily at 12:45 PM).
  • J9LyricsSeekerI.exe is scheduled as a task named 'LyricsSeeker_wd' (runs daily at 12:56 PM).
  • LyricsSeekerpEYCow.exe is scheduled as a task named 'LyricsSeeker_wd' (runs daily at 22:29).
  • LyricsSeekerm13.exe is scheduled as a task named 'LyricsSeeker Update' (runs daily at 7:54).
  • LyricsSeekerHlENhw.exe is scheduled as a task named 'LyricsSeeker_wd' (runs daily at 8:05).
  • LyricsSeekerpEY.exe is scheduled as a task named 'LyricsSeeker Update' (runs daily at 9:15 PM).
6 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • l5LyricsSeekerl72.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsSeeker Update.
  • J9LyricsSeekerI.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsSeeker_wd.
  • LyricsSeekerpEYCow.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsSeeker_wd.
  • LyricsSeekerm13.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsSeeker Update.
  • LyricsSeekerHlENhw.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsSeeker_wd.
  • LyricsSeekerpEY.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsSeeker Update.
4 Services
  • h5LyricsSeekerYg175.exe runs as a service named 'LyricsSeeker' (LyricsSeeker) "LyricsSeeker".
  • LyricsSeekerpEY161.exe runs as a service named 'LyricsSeeker' (LyricsSeeker) "LyricsSeeker".
  • LyricsSeekeriq171.exe runs as a service named 'LyricsSeeker' (LyricsSeeker) "LyricsSeeker".
  • LyricsSeekerpEY158.exe runs as a service named 'LyricsSeeker' (LyricsSeeker) "LyricsSeeker".

How do I remove LyricsSeeker?

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Or, you can uninstall LyricsSeeker 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 LyricsSeeker, 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 LyricsSeeker.
  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 LyricsSeeker you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 88%
Keep it 12%
 
MOST USED OS
~99%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

75.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 75.00%
  Germany 16.67%
  Brazil 8.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 50.00%
Sony 16.67%
Gateway 16.67%
Dell 16.67%
Common models
Sony VPCSE13FX 20.00%
Gateway MC7801U ... 20.00%
Dell Vostro 270s 20.00%
Acer Aspire 7551 20.00%
Acer Aspire 5610Z 20.00%

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