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Should I remove LyricsMonkey-15?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0012%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.85 days
231.43 days >
Average installed length: 121.60 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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What is LyricsMonkey-15?

LyricsMonkey is an adware web browser extension designed to take control of the user's browser in order to redirect web searches and inject advertising. In Internet Explorer the program run as a Browser Helper Object. The add-in performs a number of behaviors that will hijack advertising on non-associated web sites as well as inject its own advertising in the form of contextual link ads, banner ads, popups and pop-overs including the hijacking of known ad serving sites. This malware is typically bundled with various third party unwanted applications as well as through web browser exploits. Although the program comes packaged with an uninstaller and is listed in the Windows Add/Remove Programs, fully removing this could be very difficult and an anti-malware product might be required.


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 main program executable is utils.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 15 files and is usually about 6.62 MB (6,945,305 bytes). LyricsMonkey-15-updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

The program is built using the Crossrider framework, a cross browser monetization platform used to deploy a toolbar and extension for modern web browsers with monetization features including browser search and homepage redirection, contextual coupons and in-line text advertising. Crossrider extensions include background processes to monitor, update and automatically download new features/code without direct user interaction.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on the Crossrider toolbar platform and potentially unwanted
  • May inject ads in the web browser
  • 'Offers' to modify the browser's home and search pages by default
  • Difficult to remove as it will reinstall itself
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in LyricsMonkey-15.
utils.exe (49261502a5dfc7fee4de16b8cacebd12) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.9
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Adware.AddLyrics
ESET-NOD32 7.8962 Win32/Packed.VMDetector.B
F-Secure 11.2013-25-10_6 Gen:Adware.AddLyrics.1
G Data 13.10.22 Gen:Adware.AddLyrics
Malwarebytes v2013.10.25.01 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.S
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Adware.AddLyrics.1
LyricsMonkey-15-chromeinstaller.exe (47edecd8286a6ae9fa8ecc640793a811) has been flagged by the following 29 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.Generic.633968
AhnLab-V3 2014.01.04.00 Adware/Win32.Lyckriks
Avira AntiVir Adware/Lyckriks.F.4
Antiy-AVL AdWare/Win32.Lyckriks
AVG Generic5.AIIQ
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Lyckriks.avQ
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.Generic.633968
Bkav FE W32.Clodbd3.Trojan.e8df
Comodo Security 17548 ApplicUnwnt
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.633968 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9248 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
Fortinet FortiGate Adware/Lyckriks
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.633968
G Data 22 Adware.Generic.633968
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/Lyckriks.dm
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.10735 Trojan ( 0048e4111 )
K7GW 9.175.10735 Trojan ( 0048e4111 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.ly
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Lyrics.S
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 PUP-FEJ!47EDECD8286A
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 PUP-FEJ!47EDECD8286A
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Generic.633968
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.PUP-FEJ.cpkisj
Sophos 4.96.0 Generic PUA KM
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.FindLyrics
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R047C0EL213
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R047C0EL213
VIPRE Antivirus 25058 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsMonkey-15-codedownloader.exe (983c52deb910beed1393569d00899e52) has been flagged by the following 25 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.AddLyrics.AH
AVG Generic_r.GS
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.CrossRider.J
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.AddLyrics.AH
Comodo Security 17545 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.19
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.AddLyrics.AH (B)
ESET-NOD32 9244 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Fortinet FortiGate Riskware/PUP_FEJ
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.AddLyrics.AH
G Data 22 Adware.AddLyrics.AH
IKARUS anti.virus T3. AdWare.AddLyrics
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10720 Trojan ( 0048c68d1 )
K7GW 9.174.10720 Trojan ( 0048c68d1 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Lyrics.S
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 PUP-FEJ!983C52DEB910
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 PUP-FEJ!983C52DEB910
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.AddLyrics.AH
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.csbfcl
Panda Antivirus Suspicious file
Sophos 4.96.0 Generic PUA FJ
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1H06LB13
VIPRE Antivirus 25042 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsMonkey-15-bho.dll (89deece1ea6c110f021f70e82caf3576) has been flagged by the following 22 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir Adware/Lyckriks.A.2
Antiy-AVL AdWare/Win32.Lyckriks
AVG Generic5.AIKL
Baidu-International AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.aQ
Bkav FE W32.Clodd68.Trojan.f258
Comodo Security 17187 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.7
ESET-NOD32 8988 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.H
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/Lyckriks.cu
K7 AntiVirus 9.173.10043 Riskware
K7GW Riskware
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.lb
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Lyrics.S
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!89DEECE1EA6C
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!89DEECE1EA6C
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10003 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
Panda Antivirus Suspicious file
Sophos 4.94.0 Generic PUA GJ
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R00JC0DJU13
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R00JC0DJU13
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Lyckriks
VIPRE Antivirus 22886 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsMonkey-15-enabler.exe (eb3eeead08c76338de73de206926b5c6) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG Generic5.AJKA
Baidu-International HackTool.Win32.CrossRider.I
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.27
ESET-NOD32 9185 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.S
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 PUP-FEJ!EB3EEEAD08C7
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1H06KE13
VIPRE Antivirus 24470 Crossrider (fs)
       View all 94 all detections
LyricsMonkey-15 has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove LyricsMonkey-15.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\lyricsmonkey-15
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\LyricsMonkey-15\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 6.62 MB

Program filesFiles installed by LyricsMonkey-15

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
LyricsMonkey-15 Installer
Path:C:\Program Files\lyricsmonkey-15\utils.exe
Additional files:
  • LyricsMonkey-15-bg.exe - LyricsMonkey-15 (LyricsMonkey-15 exe)
  • (Malware detected) LyricsMonkey-15-bho.dll - LyricsMonkey-15 BHO
  • LyricsMonkey-15-bho64.dll
  • LyricsMonkey-15-buttonutil.exe
  • LyricsMonkey-15-buttonutil64.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyricsMonkey-15-chromeinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyricsMonkey-15-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyricsMonkey-15-enabler.exe
  • LyricsMonkey-15-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • LyricsMonkey-15-updater.exe
  • LyricsMonkey-15-buttonutil.dll
  • LyricsMonkey-15-buttonutil64.dll
  • LyricsMonkey-15-helper.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • LyricsMonkey-15-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'LyricsMonkey-15' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411391110} (CrossriderApp0043910).
  • LyricsMonkey-15-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'LyricsMonkey-15' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411391110} (CrossriderApp0043910).
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • LyricsMonkey-15-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsMonkey-15-updater.
  • LyricsMonkey-15-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsMonkey-15-firefoxinstaller.
  • LyricsMonkey-15-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsMonkey-15-enabler.
  • LyricsMonkey-15-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsMonkey-15-codedownloader.
  • LyricsMonkey-15-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsMonkey-15-chromeinstaller.

How do I remove LyricsMonkey-15?

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Or, you can uninstall LyricsMonkey-15 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program LyricsMonkey-15, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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-15.
  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-15 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win 7 4%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.22%
Windows Vista 17.39%
Windows 10 13.04%
Windows XP 4.35%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.13%
Windows 7 Professional 17.39%
Windows 8 13.04%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.70%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.35%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.92% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 26.92%
  Italy 19.23%
  France 15.38%
  United Kingdom 11.54%
  Norway 7.69%
  Belgium 3.85%
  DK 3.85%
  Mexico 3.85%
  Portugal 3.85%
  Taiwan 3.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.78%
Acer 13.04%
Medion 13.04%
ASUS 13.04%
Toshiba 8.70%
Samsung 4.35%
Packard Bell 4.35%
Intel 4.35%
American Megatrends 4.35%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A300 4.76%
Samsung 3570R/370R/470R/4... 4.76%
PACKARD BELL BV EasyNote ... 4.76%
Packard Bell EasyNote TK8... 4.76%
MEDIONPC MS-7646 4.76%


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