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What percent of users and experts removed it?
69% remove it31% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #28,266
United States Rank #35,031
Reach 0.0054%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.49 days
250.56 days >
Average installed length: 131.65 days

Lyrics Seeker

What is Lyrics Seeker?

This is a web browser extension and Browser helper Object (for Internet Explorer) that delivers contextual based advertising to the web browser. In addition it will modify the user's browser home and search pages as well as 'New Tab' pages to push advertising and search. The software acts as an adware type application and is typically defined as a unwanted application by various malware vendors. The software 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.

The web extension is primarily designed to take control of the user's browser in order to modify the search provider and redirect web searches to whatever search engine partner the publisher has a revenue relationship with. In doing so, the toolbar performs a number of behaviors in order to maximize the potential of a user to click on sponsored advertising through search.

- 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.
- Provides automatic updates of the toolbar without the user's initiation.


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 Lupdate.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 1023.05 KB (1,047,602 bytes). The installed file Lupdate.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
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • 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 Seeker.
Lupdate.exe (dc8e1baf3a558586d9277e2321cb3a01) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2014.0.3572 Skodna.Generic_r
Baidu-International AdWare.Win32.AddLyrics.Q
Comodo Security 16905 Application.Win32.AddLyrics.A
Dr.Web Trojan.Lyrics.3
ESET-NOD32 7.8777 Win32/AdWare.AddLyrics.Q
Malwarebytes v2013.09.27.10 PUP.Optional.AdLyrics
McAfee 5600.7210 Adware-AddLyrics!DC8E1BAF3A55
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7210 Adware-AddLyrics!DC8E1BAF3A55
Sophos 4.91 Lyrmix Agent
131.dll (d29da3596924644710089fa002cd85fc) has been flagged by the following 27 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost Adware.Lyckriks!
AhnLab-V3 2013.09.16.00 Adware/Win32.Lyckriks
Avira AntiVir Adware/AddLyrics.A.387
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:AddLyrics-AP [Adw]
AVG Generic5.AFOY
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.AddLyrics
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.Generic.569525
Comodo Security 16941 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Trojan.Lyrics.3
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.569525 (B)
Fortinet FortiGate Adware/Lyckriks
G Data 22 Adware.Generic.569525
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.cv
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Lyckriks.cv.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.AdLyrics
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 PUP-FCU!D29DA3596924
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!D29DA3596924
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.9800 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Generic.569525
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Lyrics.cenfem
Panda Antivirus Generic Malware
Sophos 4.91.0 Generic PUA OB
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Trojan.Zbot
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0EI913
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0EI913
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Lyckriks
VIPRE Antivirus 21510 Adware.Trojan.Win32.Generic
133.dll (2580c173247ab5638f9d4f81f845b526) has been flagged by the following 14 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir ADWARE/Adware.Gen
AVG Skodna.Generic_r.GP
Baidu-International AdWare.Win32.AddLyrics.T
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.115523
Bkav FE W32.HfsAuto.47c8
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.115523 (B)
ESET-NOD32 8839 a variant of Win32/AdWare.AddLyrics.T
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.115523
G Data 22 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.115523
IKARUS anti.virus T3. Win32.SuspectCrc
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.AdLyrics
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.115523
Panda Antivirus Suspicious file
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0915
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Lyrics Seeker 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

Displayed publisher: Lyris Seeker Addon
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\lyricsseeker
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\LyricsSeeker\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1023.05 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Lyrics Seeker

Program executable:Lupdate.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\lyricsseeker\Lupdate.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) Lupdate.exe
  • Uninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) 131.dll
  • 133.dll
  • sqlite3.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • 131.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Lyrics Seeker' with the class of {cefa6865-fdd0-4d22-b37a-53ece6fdbd67}.
  • 133.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Lyrics Seeker' with the class of {56a6fc3d-3f1f-4fd3-a5fe-16bbc81ba751}.
Scheduled Task
  • Lupdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Lyrics Seeker Update' (runs daily at 8:45).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Lupdate.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Lyrics Seeker Update.

How do I remove Lyrics Seeker?

You can uninstall Lyrics Seeker 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 Seeker, 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 Seeker.
  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 Seeker you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 69%
Keep it 31%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.88%
Windows 10 18.69%
Windows XP 15.89%
Windows Vista 6.54%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.52%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.24%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.33%
Windows 7 Home Basic 7.62%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.67%
Windows 8 5.71%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.54% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 45.54%
  United States 28.57%
  Brazil 24.11%
  Canada 0.89%
  Saudi Arabia 0.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.54%
Acer 18.31%
Samsung 14.08%
Dell 9.86%
Medion 8.45%
Toshiba 5.63%
Intel 4.23%
Sahara 4.23%
ASUS 2.82%
Lenovo 2.82%
Sony 2.82%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 2.22%
MEDIONPC MS-7646 2.22%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.22%
MEDIONPC MS-7501 2.22%
Samsung 350V5C/351V5C/354... 2.22%
Samsung R530/R730/P530 ... 2.22%


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