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Should I remove LyricsTab?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
75% remove it25% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,073
Reach 0.0046%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.39 days
306.63 days >
Average installed length: 161.11 days


What is LyricsTab?

LyricsTab 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. The software 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.

- Modifies the user's search engine and search provider.
- Changes the user's browser home page.
- Adds search functionality from the address bar.
- Displays contextual search advertising.


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 LycsTUPD.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 1.1 MB (1,148,733 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • 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 LyricsTab.
LycsTUPD.exe (34a9da5c33e13178d40af5d411ddd581) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-140110 Win32:AddLyrics-Z [Adw]
AVG 2015.0.3599 Skodna.Generic_r
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.AddLyrics.J
Comodo Security 16986 UnclassifiedMalware
ESET-NOD32 8.8832 a variant of Win32/Adware.AddLyrics.J
Fortinet FortiGate 1/10/2014 Riskware/AddLyrics
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.0.127 Trojan.SuspectCRC
Malwarebytes v2013.09.02.05 PUP.LyricsAd
McAfee 5600.7255 Artemis!34A9DA5C33E1
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7255 Artemis!34A9DA5C33E1
Symantec 1/10/2014 rev. 6 WS.Reputation
125.dll (6c6e735c5f9db820d2e6a0a9f0e2e984) has been flagged by the following 26 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir ADWARE/Adware.Gen
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:AddLyrics-V [Adw]
AVG Generic5.ADRC
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.AddLyrics.J
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.108504
Comodo Security 17100 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.87
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.108504 (B)
ESET-NOD32 8912 a variant of Win32/Adware.AddLyrics.J
Fortinet FortiGate Adware/Lyckriks
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.108504
G Data 22 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.108504
IKARUS anti.virus T3. Win32.SuspectCrc
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/Lyckriks.be
K7 AntiVirus 9.173.9850 Adware
K7GW Adware
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.cv
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 PUP-FCU!6C6E735C5F9D
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 PUP-FCU!6C6E735C5F9D
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.9901 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
Sophos 4.93.0 Generic PUA EM
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Trojan.Gen.2
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_SPNR.0BJ313
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_SPNR.0BJ313
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Lyckriks
VIPRE Antivirus 22346 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
120.dll (76beecd73c20e1b76393b459f3c8c778) has been flagged by the following 23 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir ADWARE/Adware.Gen
AVG Generic5.ACAY
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.AddLyrics
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.Generic.550719
CAT-QuickHeal 12.00 Adware.AddLyrics (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 17061 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.84
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.550719 (B)
ESET-NOD32 8881 a variant of Win32/Adware.AddLyrics.K
Fortinet FortiGate Riskware/AddLyrics
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.550719
G Data 22 Adware.Generic.550719
K7 AntiVirus 9.173.9789 Riskware
K7GW Riskware
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 PUP-FCU!76BEECD73C20
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 PUP-FCU!76BEECD73C20
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.9901 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Generic.550719
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0DIQ13
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0DIQ13
VIPRE Antivirus 22134 Adware.Trojan.Win32.Generic
122.dll (69d8e963250cdb144cd5b539b097a6bf) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.84
IKARUS anti.virus T3. AdWare.Win32.AddLyrics
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.9700 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
Symantec 20131.1.0.101 WS.Reputation.1
       View all 64 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\lyricstab
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\LyricsTab\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.1 MB

Program filesFiles installed by LyricsTab

Program executable:LycsTUPD.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\lyricstab\LycsTUPD.exe
Additional files:
  • 116.dll - LyricsTab
  • (Malware detected) 120.dll
  • (Malware detected) 122.dll
  • (Malware detected) 125.dll
  • LycsTUPD.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • 120.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'LyricsTab' with the class of {3FBEAF13-3559-41DC-B964-C695708A0751}.
  • 125.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'LyricsTab' with the class of {2D603099-044B-4FF3-BDD5-B505CCD80425}.
  • 122.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'LyricsTab' with the class of {3FBEAF13-3559-41DC-B964-C695708A0751}.
Scheduled Task
  • LycsTUPD.exe is scheduled as a task named 'LyricsTab Update' (runs daily at 10:33).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • LycsTUPD.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsTab Update.

How do I remove LyricsTab?

Quickly and completely remove LyricsTab 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 LyricsTab 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 LyricsTab, 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 LyricsTab.
  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 LyricsTab you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 75%
Keep it 25%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.88%
Windows XP 17.19%
Windows 8 9.38%
Windows Vista 1.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.56%
Microsoft Windows XP 17.19%
Windows 7 Home Basic 14.06%
Windows 7 Starter 14.06%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.94%
Windows 7 Professional 6.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.81% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 76.81%
  United States 13.04%
  United Kingdom 4.35%
  Argentina 1.45%
  Canada 1.45%
  Italy 1.45%
  Mexico 1.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 31.58%
Dell 21.05%
Hewlett-Packard 18.42%
Samsung 10.53%
Lenovo 10.53%
Intel 2.63%
American Megatrends 2.63%
Common models
Positivo Positivo MO... 7.41%
Samsung RV411/RV511/E3511... 5.56%
HP G42 Notebook PC 3.70%
Samsung RV415/RV515 1.85%
VS Company VS-G31T-M 1.85%
Unknow Unknow 1.85%


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