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Should I remove LyricsFinder?

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 #46,000
Reach 0.0018%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.80 days
259.71 days >
Average installed length: 136.46 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%


What is LyricsFinder?

LyricsFinder a web browser extension and toolbar that delivers contextual based advertising as well as modify the user's web browser home and search pages to provide advertising and search. The software acts as adware and is typically defined as a potentially unwanted application by various malware vendors.

What the browser extension does:
- Changes the default search engine in for web browser's search functions.
- Changes the default browser home page.
- Adds search from the address bar.
- Adds alternative redirection "page not found" and DNS errors.


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. The primary executable is named utils.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 5.8 MB (6,085,014 bytes). The installed file LyricsFinder-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
  • 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 LyricsFinder.
utils.exe (0a628a638b3999eac32e3311043f28cc) has been flagged by the following 16 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Antiy-AVL AdWare/Win32.Lyckriks
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Agent.peo
Bitdefender Gen:Adware.AddLyrics.1
Bkav FE HW32.CDB
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.73
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Adware.AddLyrics
ESET-NOD32 7.8891 Win32/Packed.ScrambleWrapper.C
F-Secure 11.2013-24-10_5 Gen:Adware.AddLyrics.1
G Data 13.10.22 Gen:Adware.AddLyrics
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2013.10.24.10 PUP.Optional.LyricsFinder.A
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Adware.AddLyrics.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.297 TROJ_GEN.R047H01H313
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Lyckriks
VIPRE Antivirus 22200 Adware.AddLyrics (fs)
LyricsFinder-enabler.exe (d74dd02630ff1b0dcc3ca3b605515395) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG Generic5.AJKA
Baidu-International HackTool.Win32.CrossRider.J
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.27
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.Generic.4593639 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9190 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
McAfee Artemis!D74DD02630FF
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious-BAY.K
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
VIPRE Antivirus 24680 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsFinder-bho.dll (1a05dfe2a21e39971ce701720635245b) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.CrossRider.H
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.1
ESET-NOD32 8889 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.H
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
McAfee Artemis!1A05DFE2A21E
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!1A05DFE2A21E
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
VIPRE Antivirus 22192 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsFinder-codedownloader.exe (f4a27f1cabd355ba6a49163f6ac3e719) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.1
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!F4A27F1CABD3
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious-BAY.K
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0729
VIPRE Antivirus 21512 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsFinder-chromeinstaller.exe (5d7b1a901a7c0ebaafa7def1f30ac775) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8891 probably a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.I
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
VIPRE Antivirus 22196 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsFinder-updater.exe (880a58c824d5bf368cae05b7ab7a2d17) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
VIPRE Antivirus 21512 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsFinder-firefoxinstaller.exe (aefbd454dcf911b55122db957dd9b581) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
VIPRE Antivirus 21162 Crossrider (fs)
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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: LyricsFinder
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\LyricsFinder
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\LyricsFinder\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Estimated size: 5.8 MB

Program filesFiles installed by LyricsFinder

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
LyricsFinder Installer
Path:C:\Program Files\LyricsFinder\utils.exe
Additional files:
  • LyricsFinder-bg.exe - LyricsFinder (LyricsFinder exe)
  • (Malware detected) LyricsFinder-bho.dll - LyricsFinder BHO
  • LyricsFinder-buttonutil.exe
  • LyricsFinder-buttonutil64.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyricsFinder-chromeinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyricsFinder-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyricsFinder-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyricsFinder-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyricsFinder-updater.exe
  • LyricsFinder-buttonutil.dll
  • LyricsFinder-buttonutil64.dll
  • LyricsFinder-helper.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • LyricsFinder-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'LyricsFinder' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110311201106} (CrossriderApp0032006).
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • LyricsFinder-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsFinder-enabler.
  • LyricsFinder-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsFinder-firefoxinstaller.
  • LyricsFinder-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsFinder-updater.
  • LyricsFinder-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsFinder-codedownloader.
  • LyricsFinder-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsFinder-chromeinstaller.

How do I remove LyricsFinder?

You can uninstall LyricsFinder 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 LyricsFinder, 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 LyricsFinder.
  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 LyricsFinder you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 46%
Win XP 9%
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 45.71%
Windows 10 37.14%
Windows Vista 8.57%
Windows XP 8.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.57%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.14%
Windows 8 17.14%
Windows 8.1 14.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.57%
Windows 8 Pro 5.71%

Distribution by countryGeography

19.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 19.44%
  Germany 16.67%
  United Kingdom 16.67%
  France 11.11%
  Spain 8.33%
  Austria 2.78%
  Australia 2.78%
  Italy 2.78%
  Jordan 2.78%
  Japan 2.78%
  Mexico 2.78%
  New Zealand 2.78%
  Qatar 2.78%
  Saudi Arabia 2.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.25%
Acer 18.75%
Lenovo 9.38%
Toshiba 9.38%
Dell 6.25%
Medion 6.25%
American Megatrends 6.25%
Sony 3.13%
Samsung 3.13%
Alienware 3.13%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5050 3.23%
Dell Inspiron 5521 3.23%
Compaq-Presario GM274AA-A... 3.23%


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