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What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
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What is LyricsMonkey?

LyricsMonkey is an adware program that integrates into the user's web browsers (IE, Chrome, Firefox) and will perform a number of functions mostly designed to generate advertising supported or affiliate revenue. In order to do so the program will display a number of different ad formats by injecting the ads directly in the user's browser based on either the activity of the user's past and present behavior or based on the context of the web page. Ads are displayed as banners, text-links, search related adverts or in many cases malvertising in order to get a user to download and install additional software, mostly bundled adware. This adware will also track and report back the user's surfing behavior including web pages and domains visited as well as the advertisements displayed and clicked.


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). Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 LyricsMonkeyspg.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 1.53 MB (1,602,450 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in LyricsMonkey.
F9LyricsMonkeyk.exe (edd1a749c084e741f7a5ebdf53e4320d) has been flagged by the following 27 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 806 Gen:Variant.Zusy.102426
AhnLab-V3 2014.09.23 Trojan/Win32.Agent
Antiy-AVL Trojan/Win32.SGeneric
avast! 2014.9-141120 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
AVG 2015.0.3284 Generic5
Avira TR/Zusy.xynynabo
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.AddLyrics.bAY
Bitdefender Gen:Variant.Zusy.102426
Comodo Security 19589 Application.Win32.Adware.WDUnlocker.A
Dr.Web Trojan.Lyrics.154
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Zusy.102426
ESET-NOD32 8.10450 a variant of Win32/AdWare.AddLyrics.AY
Fortinet FortiGate 11/20/2014 Riskware/AddLyrics
F-Secure 11.2014-20-11_5 Gen:Variant.Zusy.102426
G Data 14.11.24 Gen:Variant.Zusy.102426
K7GW 13.183.13451 Trojan ( 050000001 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.Win32.Agent
McAfee 5600.6940 PUP-FNY
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Zusy.102426
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Lyrics.ddukso
Panda Antivirus Trj/Genetic.gen
Qihoo-360 Win32/Trojan.e5c
Sophos 4.98 AddLyrics
Symantec 11/20/2014 rev. 5 Trojan.Gen
Trend Micro 10.465.20 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0PHN14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.324 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0PHN14
VIPRE Antivirus 33354 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
D8LyricsMonkeyNq175.exe (784d4d3adaead0450bb7edb5ad260de1) has been flagged by the following 17 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Gen:Variant.AddLyrics.12
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/Win32.Agent
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Adware-BUL [Adw]
AVG Generic5.BDTK
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Agent.aAbT
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.AddLyrics.12
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.AddLyrics.12 (B)
ESET-NOD32 10207 a variant of Win32/AdWare.AddLyrics.BC
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.AddLyrics.12
G Data 24 Gen:Variant.AddLyrics.12
Kaspersky not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.Win32.Agent.heur
McAfee Artemis!784D4D3ADAEA
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013.2 Artemis!784D4D3ADAEA
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.AddLyrics.12
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA MM
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Downloader.MisleadApp
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R08NH09H314
175.dll (d3cfa4332a9022304e1dd2c2b90884ff) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG Generic_r.SU
AVware Revizer.b (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.AddLyrics.BBH
Comodo Security 19479 ApplicUnwnt
ESET-NOD32 10401 a variant of Win32/AdWare.AddLyrics.BH
McAfee Artemis!D3CFA4332A90
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BehavesLike.Win32.BadFile.ch
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0821
VIPRE Antivirus 33012 Revizer.b (fs)
       View all 53 all detections
LyricsMonkey 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: LyricsMonkey-software
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\lyricsmonkey-soft
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\LyricsMonkey-soft\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.53 MB

Program filesFiles installed by LyricsMonkey

Program executable:LyricsMonkeyspg.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\lyricsmonkey-soft\LyricsMonkeyspg.exe
Additional files:
  • LyricsMonkeyspg.exe
  • LyricsMonkeyspg158.dll
  • LyricsMonkeyspg158.exe
  • LyricsMonkeyspgXpw.exe
  • Uninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) 175.dll
  • D8LyricsMonkeyNq175.dll
  • (Malware detected) D8LyricsMonkeyNq175.exe
  • (Malware detected) F9LyricsMonkeyk.exe
  • i4LyricsMonkeyC82.exe
  • Sqlite3.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • 175.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'LyricsMonkey' with the class of {6FFE48D5-BD61-56FE-1D51-5CC49EE107FD}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • LyricsMonkeyspgXpw.exe is scheduled as a task named 'LyricsMonkey_wd' (runs daily at 19:14).
  • LyricsMonkeyspg.exe is scheduled as a task named 'LyricsMonkey Update' (runs daily at 19:03).
4 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • i4LyricsMonkeyC82.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsMonkey Update.
  • F9LyricsMonkeyk.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsMonkey_wd.
  • LyricsMonkeyspgXpw.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsMonkey_wd.
  • LyricsMonkeyspg.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsMonkey Update.
2 Services
  • D8LyricsMonkeyNq175.exe runs as a service named 'LyricsMonkey' (LyricsMonkey) "LyricsMonkey".
  • LyricsMonkeyspg158.exe runs as a service named 'LyricsMonkey' (LyricsMonkey) "LyricsMonkey".

How do I remove LyricsMonkey?

You can uninstall LyricsMonkey 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 LyricsMonkey, 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 LyricsMonkey.
  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 LyricsMonkey you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win XP 33%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows XP 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.50%
  Taiwan 12.50%
  Italy 12.50%
  United Kingdom 12.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 50.00%
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%


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