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Should I remove Lyrics On?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
66% remove it34% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,529
United States Rank #43,091
Reach 0.0104%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.89 days
203.39 days >
Average installed length: 106.86 days

Lyrics On

What is Lyrics On?

Lyrics On 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.

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.


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 lrcson.dll. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 3 files. The installed file lyricupdater.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.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Lyrics On.
lrcson.dll (0d46cad71f7ef0e43d78618491dbb011) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bitdefender Adware.Generic.524628
Dr.Web Adware.Shopper.341
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.524628
F-Secure 11.2013-31-07_4 Adware.Generic.524628
G Data 13.7.22 Adware.Generic.524628
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.163.1557.0 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
Panda Antivirus Suspicious file
PC Tools 2013 Adware.Singalng
Symantec 7/31/2013 rev. 4 Adware.Singalng
Trend Micro 10.465.31 TROJ_GEN.R00UZ05G613
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.212 TROJ_GEN.R00UZ05G613
VIPRE Antivirus 19432 Adware.Singalng
lyricupdater.exe (149d133f870c78f6138e1da761fef9b8) has been flagged by the following 23 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Adware-ATG [Adw]
AVG Generic5.ACUM
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.AddLyrics.I
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.Generic.552164
Comodo Security 17007 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Shopper.341
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.552164 (B)
ESET-NOD32 8848 a variant of Win32/Adware.AddLyrics.I
Fortinet FortiGate Riskware/AddLyrics
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.552164
G Data 22 Adware.Generic.552164
K7 AntiVirus 9.172.9705 Riskware
K7GW Riskware
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.LyricsAd
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!149D133F870C
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!149D133F870C
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Generic.552164
PC Tools Adware.Singalng
Sophos 4.93.0 Generic PUA ME
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Singalng
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C9H01FL13
VIPRE Antivirus 21868 Adware.Singalng
       View all 35 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\lyricson
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\LyricsOn\uninstall.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Lyrics On

Program module:lrcson.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Lyrics On
Path:C:\Program Files\lyricson\lrcson.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) lyricupdater.exe - Lyrics On
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • lrcson.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Lyrics On' with the class of {73C1CE1A-2075-4350-A7B4-EBA78BA45FA8}.
Scheduled Task
  • lyricupdater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Lyrics On Update' (runs daily at 2:42 PM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • lyricupdater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Lyrics On Update.

How do I remove Lyrics On?

You can uninstall Lyrics On 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 On, 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 On.
  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 On you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win Vista 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 66%
Keep it 34%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 79.02%
Windows XP 10.73%
Windows 10 7.32%
Windows Vista 2.93%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 30.39%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.65%
Windows 7 Home Basic 12.25%
Windows 7 Professional 11.76%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.29%
Windows 7 Starter 7.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.04% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 81.04%
  United States 9.48%
  United Kingdom 4.74%
  Germany 2.37%
  Australia 0.47%
  France 0.47%
  Greece 0.47%
  Italy 0.47%
  Romania 0.47%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 30.28%
Hewlett-Packard 24.77%
Samsung 14.68%
Dell 11.93%
ASUS 4.59%
American Megatrends 3.67%
Intel 1.83%
NEC 1.83%
Sony 1.83%
Common models
Positivo MOBILE 7.09%
PositivoEIH61CE 2.84%
Acer Aspire 5532 2.84%
1AAAA G41T-M7 2.84%
Samsung RV411/RV511/E3511... 2.84%
Semp Toshiba Informatica ... 2.84%

comments1 comment

user comment
user comment
Mioover a year ago
This is an Adware installed when user download programs from a Brazilian site called Baixaki using Baixaki's download manager. That explains why 98% of installations are from Brazil. You should remove this from your PC... I noticed this after advertisings shown up o Google main page.