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What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #44,888
Reach 0.0019%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 126.71 days
548.66 days >
Average installed length: 288.28 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.28.153.5 100.00%

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a2zLyrics-15

What is a2zLyrics-15?

This is a web browser plugin that is potentially unwanted and ad-supported. In addition to displaying advertisements, as part of the installation process the publisher may offer changes to the web browser settings. Such changes may include the following:

- Modifying/changing the default home page and tab URL
- Changing the search assistance provider (built-in search box) and search pages
- Adds additional menus and buttons to the browser
- Updating some browser settings which might lower overall security
- May provide automatic updates and present the user with additional software offers

Within Internet Explorer the toolbar runs as a Browser Helper Object (BHO), in Google Chrome it is an extension and in Firefox it is an addon.

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. 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 17 files and is usually about 6.62 MB (6,942,076 bytes). The installed file a2zLyrics-15-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
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in a2zLyrics-15.
utils.exe (861990cae820d54dcdb042e70906cd6a) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-140126 NSIS:AddLyrics-W [Adw]
Bitdefender 1.0.20.130 Gen:Adware.AddLyrics.1
Dr.Web 9.0.0.026 Trojan.Crossrider.9
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.14.01.26.03 Gen:Adware.AddLyrics
F-Secure 11.2014-26-01_1 Gen:Adware.AddLyrics.1
G Data 14.1.22 Gen:Adware.AddLyrics
Malwarebytes v2014.01.26.03 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.S
MicroWorld-eScan 15.0.0.78 Gen:Adware.AddLyrics.1
a2zLyrics-15-bho.dll (9b00e773cd38fd05795d073df2ae5587) has been flagged by the following 24 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2013.11.12.00 Adware/Win32.Lyckriks
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 AdWare/Win32.Lyckriks
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AIKL
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.AG
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.Generic.600394
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4415 W32.Clodd68.Trojan.f258
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.7
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.589 Adware.Generic.600394 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9031 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.H
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.147.0 Adware/Lyckriks
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.600394
G Data 22 Adware.Generic.600394
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/Lyckriks.cu
K7 AntiVirus 9.173.10137 Riskware
K7GW 12.7.0.14 Riskware
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.S
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10003 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.Generic.600394
Norman 7.02.06 Suspicious_Gen4.FCRST
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0DJQ13
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0DJQ13
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 AdWare.Lyckriks
VIPRE Antivirus 23260 Crossrider (fs)
a2zLyrics-15-firefoxinstaller.exe (12a580e28f0fa4a08dd0850a8286e5fa) has been flagged by the following 20 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.Generic.659453
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 HackTool.Win32.CrossRider.J
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.Generic.659453
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4923 W32.Clodb8a.Trojan.1c83
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Adware.Generic.659453 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9309 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.147.0 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.659453
G Data 24 Adware.Generic.659453
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.10881 Trojan ( 0048c68d1 )
K7GW 9.175.10884 Trojan ( 0048c68d1 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.S
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!12A580E28F0F
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!12A580E28F0F
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.Generic.659453
Sophos 4.96.0 Generic PUA FK
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.FindLyrics
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 ADW_ADDLYRICS
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 ADW_ADDLYRICS
VIPRE Antivirus 25576 Crossrider (fs)
a2zLyrics-15-chromeinstaller.exe (ec5280f1c79322cc0ec33db02a2e7aa7) has been flagged by the following 18 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 AdWare/Win32.Lyckriks
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AIIQ
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 HackTool.Win32.CrossRider.J
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clod72f.Trojan.62a8
ESET-NOD32 9190 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.147.0 Adware/Lyckriks
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/Lyckriks.dm
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10656 Trojan ( 0048e4111 )
K7GW 9.174.10661 Trojan ( 0048e4111 )
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1221 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.ly
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.S
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!EC5280F1C793
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!EC5280F1C793
Sophos 4.96.0 Generic PUA FH
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.FindLyrics
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R047H05KA13
VIPRE Antivirus 24874 Crossrider (fs)
a2zLyrics-15-enabler.exe (b578789b236c40bdadcd34a59f8676fc) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AJKA
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.J
CAT-QuickHeal 12.00 Adware.AddLyrics (Not a Virus)
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.27
ESET-NOD32 9190 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10656 Trojan ( 0048e2ed1 )
K7GW 9.174.10661 Trojan ( 0048e2ed1 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.S
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10201 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 ADW_ADDLYRICS
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 ADW_ADDLYRICS
VIPRE Antivirus 24876 Crossrider (fs)
a2zLyrics-15-updater.exe (ad68c79ab653d38509a256bcb34ef394) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic_r.GS
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 HackTool.Win32.CrossRider.I
ESET-NOD32 9122 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.S
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH07JO13
VIPRE Antivirus 23960 Crossrider (fs)
a2zLyrics-15-codedownloader.exe (e1724963fcdf170ae46982d8ec102bc5) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic_r.GS
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.CrossRider.I
ESET-NOD32 9025 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.S
VIPRE Antivirus 23176 Crossrider (fs)
a2zLyrics-15-bho64.dll (c24e12c4dfa9d9c6b7581a59bf349559) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Trojan.Win32.Win64.Toolbar.Crossrider
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4415 W32.Clodbf6.Trojan.80d1
ESET-NOD32 9025 a variant of Win64/Toolbar.Crossrider.A
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.S
VIPRE Antivirus 23176 Crossrider (fs)
       View all 99 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\a2zlyrics-15
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\a2zLyrics-15\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 6.62 MB

Program filesFiles installed by a2zLyrics-15

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
Name:a2zLyrics-15
a2zLyrics-15 Installer
Path:C:\Program Files\a2zlyrics-15\utils.exe
MD5:861990cae820d54dcdb042e70906cd6a
Additional files:
  • a2zLyrics-15-bg.exe - a2zLyrics-15 (a2zLyrics-15 exe)
  • (Malware detected) a2zLyrics-15-bho.dll - a2zLyrics-15 BHO
  • (Malware detected) a2zLyrics-15-bho64.dll
  • a2zLyrics-15-buttonutil.exe
  • a2zLyrics-15-buttonutil64.exe
  • (Malware detected) a2zLyrics-15-chromeinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) a2zLyrics-15-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) a2zLyrics-15-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) a2zLyrics-15-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) a2zLyrics-15-updater.exe
  • a2zLyrics-15-helper.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • a2zLyrics-15-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'a2zLyrics-15' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411391105} (CrossriderApp0043905).
  • a2zLyrics-15-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'a2zLyrics-15' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411391105} (CrossriderApp0043905).
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • a2zLyrics-15-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named a2zLyrics-15-updater.
  • a2zLyrics-15-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named a2zLyrics-15-firefoxinstaller.
  • a2zLyrics-15-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named a2zLyrics-15-codedownloader.
  • a2zLyrics-15-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named a2zLyrics-15-chromeinstaller.
  • a2zLyrics-15-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named a2zLyrics-15-enabler.

How do I remove a2zLyrics-15?

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Or, you can uninstall a2zLyrics-15 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 a2zLyrics-15, 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 a2zLyrics-15.
  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 a2zLyrics-15 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 7 4%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.87%
Windows 8 39.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.74%
Windows 7 Professional 17.39%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.39%
Windows 8.1 13.04%
Windows 8 8.70%
Windows 8 Single Language 8.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 29.17%
  Saudi Arabia 16.67%
  Israel 12.50%
  South Africa 4.17%
  Belgium 4.17%
  Switzerland 4.17%
  New Zealand 4.17%
  IQ 4.17%
  Germany 4.17%
  DK 4.17%
  United Arab Emirates 4.17%
  Poland 4.17%
  United Kingdom 4.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.82%
Dell 22.73%
Acer 18.18%
ASUS 9.09%
GIGABYTE 4.55%
Toshiba 4.55%
Medion 4.55%
American Megatrends 4.55%
Common models
TOSHIBA SATELLITE L855 5.56%
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Packard Bell imedia S1350 5.56%
Medion E6217 5.56%
Hewlett-Packard TouchSmar... 5.56%
Hewlett-Packard p6-2417eb 5.56%

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