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Should I remove a2zLyrics-16?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,964
United States Rank #43,778
Reach 0.0072%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.92 days
174.66 days >
Average installed length: 91.77 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.29.153.0 100.00%

a2zLyrics-16

What is a2zLyrics-16?

a2zLyrics is a web browser toolbar (said to display lyrics when watching YouTube videos) 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. It is typically installed via a co-bundled offer within a third-party software distribution.

What it does:
- Modifies the default search engine and search provider.
- Changes the default browser home page.
- Adds search functionality from the address bar.
- Adds alternative redirection "page not found".
- Displays contextual advertising.

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 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 7.04 MB (7,378,073 bytes). The installed file a2zLyrics-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
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in a2zLyrics-16.
utils.exe (5bd529ee54644e7f7f08ac0766232a99) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14126 Trojan.Win32.Packed.VMDetector.B
Dr.Web 9.0.0.026 Trojan.Crossrider.9
ESET-NOD32 8.9034 Win32/Packed.VMDetector.B
Fortinet FortiGate 1/26/2014 Riskware/Generic
Malwarebytes v2014.01.26.02 PUP.Optional.TubeSing.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.26 TROJ_GEN.F47V1102
a2zLyrics-16-chromeinstaller.exe (6424cf5261cebe5ecb2a821e0d71abf7) has been flagged by the following 18 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2013.11.18.00 Adware/Win32.Lyckriks
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AIIQ
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.Generic.618459
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.589 Adware.Generic.618459 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9058 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
G Data 22 Adware.Generic.618459
K7 AntiVirus 9.173.10217 Trojan ( 0048e2ed1 )
K7GW 9.173.10217 Trojan ( 0048e2ed1 )
Kaspersky 9.0.0.837 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.ly
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!6424CF5261CE
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!6424CF5261CE
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.Generic.618459
Sophos 4.94.0 Generic PUA AO
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.FindLyrics
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R047H05JH13
VIPRE Antivirus 23450 Crossrider (fs)
a2zLyrics-16-bho.dll (15eee3e005190b15893766ae64ad6c76) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AILH
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Lyckriks.aJ
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clod7ad.Trojan.8141
ESET-NOD32 9188 Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.O
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Adware/Lyckriks
Kaspersky 9.0.0.837 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.lw
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Lyckriks.lw.(kcloud)
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 AdWare.Lyckriks
VIPRE Antivirus 24494 Crossrider (fs)
a2zLyrics-16-firefoxinstaller.exe (43e031bf6818904bcd0248b7826337a7) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2013.11.18.00 Adware/Win32.Lyckriks
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.CrossRider.J
ESET-NOD32 9058 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Kaspersky 9.0.0.837 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.ma
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.FindLyrics
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R047H05KD13
VIPRE Antivirus 23452 Crossrider (fs)
a2zLyrics-16-enabler.exe (3b197a81b2152761c88cfed3b48345c6) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AJKA
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.CrossRider.J
ESET-NOD32 9034 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH07JN13
VIPRE Antivirus 23278 Crossrider (fs)
a2zLyrics-16-codedownloader.exe (23f264735a93e49dcf731a52a99c8c5c) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.ToolBar.50
ESET-NOD32 9142 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
VIPRE Antivirus 24082 Crossrider (fs)
a2zLyrics-16-bho64.dll (32756febf1d327dbb5980afbfde491c5) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Trojan.Win32.Win64.Toolbar.Crossrider
ESET-NOD32 8980 a variant of Win64/Toolbar.Crossrider.A
VIPRE Antivirus 22830 Crossrider (fs)
a2zLyrics-16-updater.exe (978b7d2bbaebfaf252fe3379b9cf7641) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9034 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
VIPRE Antivirus 23278 Crossrider (fs)
       View all 56 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\a2zlyrics-16
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\a2zLyrics-16\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 7.04 MB

Program filesFiles installed by a2zLyrics-16

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\a2zlyrics-16\utils.exe
MD5:5bd529ee54644e7f7f08ac0766232a99
Additional files:
  • a2zLyrics-16-bg.exe - a2zLyrics-16 (a2zLyrics-16 exe)
  • (Malware detected) a2zLyrics-16-bho.dll - a2zLyrics-16 BHO
  • (Malware detected) a2zLyrics-16-bho64.dll
  • a2zLyrics-16-buttonutil.exe
  • a2zLyrics-16-buttonutil64.exe
  • (Malware detected) a2zLyrics-16-chromeinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) a2zLyrics-16-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) a2zLyrics-16-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) a2zLyrics-16-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) a2zLyrics-16-updater.exe
  • a2zLyrics-16-buttonutil.dll
  • a2zLyrics-16-buttonutil64.dll
  • a2zLyrics-16-helper.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • a2zLyrics-16-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'a2zLyrics-16' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411411168} (CrossriderApp0044168).
  • a2zLyrics-16-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'a2zLyrics-16' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411411168} (CrossriderApp0044168).
Scheduled Task
  • a2zLyrics-16-enabler.exe is scheduled as a task named 'temp_a2zLyrics-16-enabler'.
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • a2zLyrics-16-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named a2zLyrics-16-firefoxinstaller.
  • a2zLyrics-16-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named a2zLyrics-16-chromeinstaller.
  • a2zLyrics-16-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named a2zLyrics-16-updater.
  • a2zLyrics-16-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named a2zLyrics-16-enabler.
  • a2zLyrics-16-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named a2zLyrics-16-codedownloader.

How do I remove a2zLyrics-16?

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Or, you can uninstall a2zLyrics-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 a2zLyrics-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 a2zLyrics-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 a2zLyrics-16 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.41%
Windows 8 34.65%
Windows XP 3.96%
Windows Vista 1.98%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.74%
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.75%
Windows 7 Professional 6.93%
Windows 8 6.93%
Windows 8.1 6.93%
Windows 8 Pro 5.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

20.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 20.83%
  IQ 18.75%
  Saudi Arabia 10.42%
  Italy 7.29%
  Germany 6.25%
  France 6.25%
  Belgium 5.21%
  Japan 4.17%
  United Arab Emirates 3.13%
  Argentina 2.08%
  Colombia 2.08%
  NG 2.08%
  Qatar 2.08%
  Russia 2.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.50%
Dell 22.50%
Acer 16.25%
Lenovo 7.50%
ASUS 6.25%
GIGABYTE 3.75%
American Megatrends 3.75%
Samsung 2.50%
Sony 2.50%
Packard Bell 1.25%
Medion 1.25%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 5.38%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.30%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.30%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.15%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.15%
HP ProBook 4530s 2.15%

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