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What percent of users and experts removed it?
86% remove it14% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0010%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.16 days
298.62 days >
Average installed length: 156.90 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.29.153.0 100.00%

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bestLyrics-34

What is bestLyrics-34?

bestLyrics 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. It is a potentially unwanted application that runs in the web browser as a toolbar and web extension. The program is primarily designed to take control of the user's browser in order to modify the search provider and redirect web searches to what ever search engine partner the publisher has a revenue relationship with. In doing so, the toolbar/extension performs a number of behaviors in order to maximize the potential of a user to click on sponsored advertising through search as well as other ad-supported techniques.

- Changes the web browser's default home page to the affiliate search portal.
- Changes the browser's search provider, built-in search box as well as the address bar.
- Ability to modify the 'new tab' functionality to launch the modified search portal page.

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 5.75 MB (6,031,053 bytes). The installed file bestLyrics-34-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
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in bestLyrics-34.
utils.exe (cf311ba68bd45af1d307b36787a43b5a) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 HW32.CDB
Dr.Web 9.0.0.026 Trojan.Crossrider.9
ESET-NOD32 8.9151 Win32/Packed.VMDetector.B
Malwarebytes v2014.01.26.02 PUP.Optional.TubeSing.A
Symantec 1/26/2014 rev. 1 WS.Reputation
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.26 TROJ_GEN.F47V1019
bestLyrics-34-chromeinstaller.exe (6ffc8741354bba6a59bdf15d5aea12d0) has been flagged by the following 19 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
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.607531
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.589 Adware.Generic.607531 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9058 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.147.0 Adware/Lyckriks
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.607531
G Data 22 Adware.Generic.607531
K7 AntiVirus 9.173.10217 Trojan ( 0048c68d1 )
K7GW 9.173.10217 Trojan ( 0048c68d1 )
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!6FFC8741354B
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!6FFC8741354B
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.Generic.607531
Sophos 4.94.0 Generic PUA HF
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.FindLyrics
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R047H05JP13
VIPRE Antivirus 23452 Crossrider (fs)
bestLyrics-34-firefoxinstaller.exe (454b3c13824f53974c0b17c1ac287f87) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.CrossRider.J
ESET-NOD32 8999 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
K7 AntiVirus 9.173.10067 Trojan
K7GW 12.7.0.14 Trojan
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!454B3C13824F
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!454B3C13824F
Sophos 4.94.0 Generic PUA NE
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.FindLyrics
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1H05JP13
VIPRE Antivirus 23000 Crossrider (fs)
       View all 36 all detections
bestLyrics-34 has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\bestlyrics-34
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\bestLyrics-34\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 5.75 MB

Program filesFiles installed by bestLyrics-34

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\bestlyrics-34\utils.exe
MD5:cf311ba68bd45af1d307b36787a43b5a
Additional files:
  • bestLyrics-34-bg.exe - bestLyrics-34 (bestLyrics-34 exe)
  • bestLyrics-34-bho.dll - bestLyrics-34 BHO
  • bestLyrics-34-bho64.dll
  • bestLyrics-34-buttonutil.exe
  • bestLyrics-34-buttonutil64.exe
  • (Malware detected) bestLyrics-34-chromeinstaller.exe
  • bestLyrics-34-codedownloader.exe
  • bestLyrics-34-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) bestLyrics-34-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • bestLyrics-34-updater.exe
  • bestLyrics-34-buttonutil.dll
  • bestLyrics-34-buttonutil64.dll
  • bestLyrics-34-helper.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • bestLyrics-34-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'bestLyrics-34' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411421120} (CrossriderApp0044220).
  • bestLyrics-34-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'bestLyrics-34' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411421120} (CrossriderApp0044220).
Scheduled Task
  • bestLyrics-34-enabler.exe is scheduled as a task named 'temp_bestLyrics-34-enabler'.
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • bestLyrics-34-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named bestLyrics-34-firefoxinstaller.
  • bestLyrics-34-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named bestLyrics-34-updater.
  • bestLyrics-34-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named bestLyrics-34-enabler.
  • bestLyrics-34-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named bestLyrics-34-chromeinstaller.
  • bestLyrics-34-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named bestLyrics-34-codedownloader.

How do I remove bestLyrics-34?

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Or, you can uninstall bestLyrics-34 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 bestLyrics-34, 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 bestLyrics-34.
  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 bestLyrics-34 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win 8 14%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 86%
Keep it 14%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 85.71%
Windows 8 14.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 64.29%
Windows 7 Professional 14.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.14%
Windows 8 7.14%
Windows 8.1 7.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.09% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.09%
  Canada 18.18%
  Argentina 4.55%
  IQ 4.55%
  JO 4.55%
  Norway 4.55%
  Saudi Arabia 4.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.71%
Sony 21.43%
Dell 14.29%
ASUS 14.29%
Toshiba 14.29%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L675D 7.69%
TOSHIBA PORTEGE R835 7.69%
Sony VPCEH38FG 7.69%
Sony VGN-NW150J 7.69%
Sony SVS13117GAB 7.69%
Hewlett-Packard p6706f 7.69%

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