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What percent of users and experts removed it?
67% remove it33% keep it
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0007%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 53.91 days
265.94 days >
Average installed length: 139.73 days

Lyrics Kid

What is Lyrics Kid?

Lyrics Kid 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. It is typically installed via a co-bundled offer within a third-party software distribution.

- 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 main program executable is LrcsKidUpd.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 3 files.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Lyrics Kid.
LrcsKidUpd.exe (48e86c59214a181d081c2c6757f05bd7) has been flagged by the following 15 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-130828 Win32:Adware-ATG [Adw]
Bitdefender Application.Generic.568093
Dr.Web Adware.Shopper.341
ESET-NOD32 7.8731 a variant of Win32/Adware.AddLyrics.I
F-Secure 11.2013-28-08_4 Application.Generic.568093
G Data 13.8.22 Application.Generic.568093
IKARUS anti.virus Win32.SuspectCrc
K7 AntiVirus 13.170.9394 Riskware
K7GW 13.0240 Riskware
Malwarebytes v2013.08.28.05 PUP.LyricsAd
MicroWorld-eScan Application.Generic.568093
PC Tools 2013 Adware.Singalng
Symantec 8/28/2013 rev. 4 Adware.Singalng
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.240 TROJ_GEN.R011H01GQ13
VIPRE Antivirus 20908 Adware.Singalng
lkid.dll (af9194c679f8ff053dd6d5fcb8d95e26) has been flagged by the following 21 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir ADWARE/Adware.Gen
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
AVG LoudMo.L
Baidu-International AdWare.Win32.AddLyrics.AJ
CAT-QuickHeal 12.00 Adware.AddLyrics (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 17158 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Shopper.341
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.539008 (B)
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.539008
G Data 22 Adware.Generic.539008
K7 AntiVirus 9.173.9994 Riskware
K7GW Riskware
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 PUP-FCU!AF9194C679F8
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 PUP-FCU!AF9194C679F8
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10003 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Generic.539008
Sophos 4.94.0 Generic PUA EE
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Singalng
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R092C0DIN13
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R092C0DIN13
VIPRE Antivirus 22730 Adware.Singalng
       View all 36 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\lyricskid
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\LyricsKid\uninstall.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Lyrics Kid

Program executable:LrcsKidUpd.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Lyrics Kid
Path:C:\Program Files\lyricskid\LrcsKidUpd.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) lkid.dll - Lyrics Kid
  • (Malware detected) LrcsKidUpd.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • lkid.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Lyrics Kid' with the class of {BA146CF5-1875-4EA8-AAEA-A90142FC2EC9}.
Scheduled Task
  • LrcsKidUpd.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Lyrics Kid Update' (runs daily at 07:17).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • LrcsKidUpd.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Lyrics Kid Update.

How do I remove Lyrics Kid?

You can uninstall Lyrics Kid 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Lyrics Kid, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Lyrics Kid.
  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 Lyrics Kid you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win XP 7%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 67%
Keep it 33%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.14%
Windows 10 21.43%
Windows Vista 14.29%
Windows XP 7.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 57.14%
Windows 8 14.29%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.14%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 7.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.33% of installs come from Australia
Which countries install it?
  Australia 33.33%
  United States 26.67%
  United Kingdom 20.00%
  Germany 13.33%
  Norway 6.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.46%
Dell 15.38%
Acer 15.38%
Toshiba 7.69%
MSI 7.69%
Intel 7.69%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 21.43%
TOSHIBA Satellite L300 7.14%
Samsung 500T 7.14%
Packard Bell imedia S3720 7.14%
Micro-Star MS-16Y1 7.14%
Hewlett-Packard p6-2265eo 7.14%


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