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What percent of users and experts removed it?
76% remove it24% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
United States Rank #39,673
Reach 0.0006%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 41.28 days
341.70 days >
Average installed length: 179.54 days

LyricsWatch

What is LyricsWatch?

This adware injects itself into the user's web browser (IE, Chrome and Firefox) and will display out-of context advertising on web sites that are not associated with the software or its affiliate partners. Advertisements will be displayed as banner and video ads, search related ads, transitional and in-text ads and links. The software will also periodically self-update and call home for instructions as well as additional ad feeds and reporting of how the user interacts with the software as well as what domains and web pages the user visits.

About  (from Revizer Technologies)

The Software and Services are sponsored by third party advertisements and commercial offers and may also contain links to third parties websites, advertisements, products, offers, applications and more. By downloading and using the Software you give your consent to display to you such Third Party Content (by using bann...  Read more

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). 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 main program executable is LyricsWatchUPD.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 1.09 MB (1,140,154 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in LyricsWatch.
LyricsWatchUPD.exe (11ba06e2fd261804d30c570a9470b3eb) has been flagged by the following 14 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-140109 Win32:AddLyrics-AF [Adw]
AVG 2015.0.3599 Skodna.Generic_r
Bitdefender 1.0.20.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.115705
Comodo Security 17006 Application.Win32.AddLyrics.A
Dr.Web 9.0.0.09 Adware.Plugin.90
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.14.01.09.09 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.115705
ESET-NOD32 8.8848 a variant of Win32/AdWare.AddLyrics.T
F-Secure 11.2014-09-01_5 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.115705
G Data 14.1.22 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.115705
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.0.127 AdWare.AddLyrics
Malwarebytes v2014.01.09.09 PUP.Optional.AdLyrics
MicroWorld-eScan 15.0.0.27 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.115705
Symantec 1/9/2014 rev. 5 WS.Reputation
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.9 TROJ_GEN.F47V0912
128.dll (a27fcb37e6584ca4bb904e4ce2ff5306) has been flagged by the following 26 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.111163
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 Trojan.Adware!8bfbl3uhkQg
Avira AntiVir 7.11.123.32 ADWARE/Adware.Gen
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:AddLyrics-AN [Adw]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Skodna.Generic_r.GD
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 AdWare.Win32.AddLyrics.Ab
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.111163
Comodo Security 17546 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.90
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.111163 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9245 a variant of Win32/AdWare.AddLyrics.S
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.147.0 Riskware/AddLyrics
G Data 22 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.111163
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.5.6.0 Win32.SuspectCrc
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10720 Adware ( 0048808a1 )
K7GW 9.174.10720 Adware ( 0048808a1 )
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 RDN/Generic PUP.x!b2a
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 RDN/Generic PUP.x!b2a
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.111163
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.57029 Trojan.Win32.Plugin.cjqyib
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Generic Malware
Sophos 4.96.0 Generic PUA NA
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1032 Adware.Skodna
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBB01LH13
VIPRE Antivirus 25042 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
       View all 40 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: NGMIT Software
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\lyricswatch
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\LyricsWatch\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.09 MB

Program filesFiles installed by LyricsWatch

Program executable:LyricsWatchUPD.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\lyricswatch\LyricsWatchUPD.exe
MD5:11ba06e2fd261804d30c570a9470b3eb
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe
  • 128.dll
  • (Malware detected) LyricsWatchUPD.exe
  • 133.dll
  • sqlite3.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • 128.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'LyricsWatch' with the class of {1b3ea378-2dc5-4d4f-a04c-cce775637936}.
  • 133.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'LyricsWatch' with the class of {a046c41f-b890-43a7-bb8d-b8a8b420ed18}.
Scheduled Task
  • LyricsWatchUPD.exe is scheduled as a task named 'LyricsWatch Update' (runs daily at 1:30 PM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • LyricsWatchUPD.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsWatch Update.

How do I remove LyricsWatch?

Quickly and completely remove LyricsWatch 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 LyricsWatch 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 LyricsWatch, 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 LyricsWatch.
  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 LyricsWatch you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 78%
Win Vista (SP2) 22%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 76%
Keep it 24%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.78%
Windows Vista 22.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.44%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 22.22%
Windows 7 Professional 11.11%
Windows 7 Starter 11.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

96.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 96.15%
  United Kingdom 3.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 44.44%
Dell 22.22%
Hewlett-Packard 22.22%
Sony 11.11%
Common models
Toshiba NB505 11.11%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE P500 11.11%
TOSHIBA Satellite L745 11.11%
TOSHIBA Satellite L505D 11.11%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 11.11%
Sony VGN-NW240F 11.11%

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