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Should I remove LyricsSay-1?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
86% remove it14% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,852
United States Rank #20,530
Reach 0.0168%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.38 days
512.76 days >
Average installed length: 269.42 days


VersionDistribution 16.87% 21.69% 57.53% 3.92%


What is LyricsSay-1?

LyricsSay-1 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.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 utils.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 15 files and is usually about 8.35 MB (8,752,582 bytes). The installed file LyricsSay-1-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
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in LyricsSay-1.
utils.exe (5e65eb42d3607102410e7a5b6137b9a0) has been flagged by the following 14 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-131024 NSIS:Adware-LH [PUP]
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Packed.atQ
Bitdefender Gen:Adware.AddLyrics.1
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.9
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Adware.AddLyrics
ESET-NOD32 7.8948 Win32/Packed.ScrambleWrapper.C
Fortinet FortiGate 10/24/2013 Adware/Fam.NB
F-Secure 11.2013-24-10_5 Gen:Adware.AddLyrics.1
G Data 13.10.22 Gen:Adware.AddLyrics
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2013.10.24.09 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Adware.AddLyrics.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.297 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH0AJ813
VIPRE Antivirus 22616 Adware.AddLyrics (fs)
LyricsSay-1-bho.dll (c21a59a30a2b774fa81c95b19e5b779a) has been flagged by the following 23 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL AdWare/Win32.Lyckriks
AVG Generic5.AIKL
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.CrossRider.H
Bkav FE W32.Clodd68.Trojan.f258
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.7
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.602724 (B)
ESET-NOD32 8963 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.H
Fortinet FortiGate Adware/Lyckriks
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.602724
G Data 22 Adware.Generic.602724
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/Lyckriks.cu
K7 AntiVirus 9.173.9980 Riskware
K7GW Riskware
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.lb
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!C21A59A30A2B
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!C21A59A30A2B
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10003 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
Sophos 4.94.0 Generic PUA HJ
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1010
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Lyckriks
VIPRE Antivirus 22702 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsSay-1-codedownloader.exe (481a4d54f8ebd1703c2d5a014a7c7973) has been flagged by the following 19 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.AddLyrics.AH
AVG Generic_r.GS
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.aSHp
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.AddLyrics.AH
Comodo Security 17581 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.19
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.AddLyrics.AH (B)
ESET-NOD32 9271 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
G Data 22 Adware.AddLyrics.AH
IKARUS anti.virus T3. AdWare.AddLyrics
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.10794 Trojan ( 0048e2ed1 )
K7GW 9.175.10794 Trojan ( 0048e2ed1 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.AddLyrics.AH
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.csbfcl
nProtect 2014-01-09.01 Adware.AddLyrics.AH
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH06KG13
VIPRE Antivirus 25262 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsSay-1-chromeinstaller.exe (d794902b7fa2ef438ab0a700361f0d1a) has been flagged by the following 18 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL AdWare/Win32.Lyckriks
AVG Generic5.AIIQ
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BHO.45
Bkav FE W32.Clod663.Trojan.97c8
Comodo Security 17545 UnclassifiedMalware
ESET-NOD32 9244 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
Fortinet FortiGate Adware/Lyckriks
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/Lyckriks.dm
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10720 Trojan ( 0048e2ed1 )
K7GW 9.174.10720 Trojan ( 0048e2ed1 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.ly
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 PUP-FEJ!D794902B7FA2
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 PUP-FEJ!D794902B7FA2
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.FindLyrics
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_SPNR.3AKH13
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_SPNR.3AKH13
VIPRE Antivirus 25040 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsSay-1-enabler.exe (7936a4812e09efc385dd2a2b73230685) has been flagged by the following 15 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG Generic5.AJKB
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BHO.45
Bkav FE W32.Clodbec.Trojan.71fd
Comodo Security 17412 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.16
ESET-NOD32 9151 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10455 Riskware ( 0040eff71 )
K7GW 9.174.10456 Riskware ( 0040eff71 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
McAfee PUP-FEJ!7936A4812E09
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 PUP-FEJ!7936A4812E09
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.cqktcv
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH07JO13
VIPRE Antivirus 24182 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsSay-1-updater.exe (658e14cf34a75c4523d86df124dc64b5) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG Generic_r.GS
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BHO.45
Bkav FE W32.Cloda6f.Trojan.ec9c
Comodo Security 17376 UnclassifiedMalware
ESET-NOD32 9122 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10380 Riskware ( 0040eff71 )
K7GW 9.174.10380 Riskware ( 0040eff71 )
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 PUP-FEJ!658E14CF34A7
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 PUP-FEJ!658E14CF34A7
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH07JN13
VIPRE Antivirus 23960 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsSay-1-firefoxinstaller.exe (4bf0e1879d0544d182722aab76d441e9) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International HackTool.Win32.CrossRider.J
Comodo Security 17482 UnclassifiedMalware
ESET-NOD32 9190 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
K7GW 9.174.10588 Trojan ( 0048e2ed1 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
McAfee PUP-FEJ!4BF0E1879D05
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 PUP-FEJ!4BF0E1879D05
Sophos 4.96.0 Generic PUA OM
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.FindLyrics
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBB04KH13
VIPRE Antivirus 24632 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsSay-1-bho64.dll (344512a6e2995265fad53211a0eaeb78) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Win64.Toolbar.Crossrider
ESET-NOD32 8976 a variant of Win64/Toolbar.Crossrider.A
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1004
VIPRE Antivirus 22806 Crossrider (fs)
       View all 117 all detections
LyricsSay-1 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: Lyrics
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\lyricssay-1
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\LyricsSay-1\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Estimated size: 8.35 MB

Program filesFiles installed by LyricsSay-1

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
LyricsSay-1 Installer
Path:C:\Program Files\lyricssay-1\utils.exe
Additional files:
  • LyricsSay-1-bg.exe (by Lyrics) - LyricsSay-1 (LyricsSay-1 exe)
  • (Malware detected) LyricsSay-1-bho.dll (by Lyrics) - LyricsSay-1 BHO
  • (Malware detected) LyricsSay-1-bho64.dll
  • LyricsSay-1-buttonutil.exe
  • LyricsSay-1-buttonutil64.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyricsSay-1-chromeinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyricsSay-1-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyricsSay-1-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyricsSay-1-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyricsSay-1-updater.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • LyricsSay-1-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'LyricsSay-1' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411151152} (CrossriderApp0041552).
  • LyricsSay-1-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'LyricsSay-1' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411151152} (CrossriderApp0041552).
Scheduled Task
  • LyricsSay-1-enabler.exe is scheduled as a task named 'temp_LyricsSay-1-enabler'.
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • LyricsSay-1-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsSay-1-enabler.
  • LyricsSay-1-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsSay-1-updater.
  • LyricsSay-1-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsSay-1-firefoxinstaller.
  • LyricsSay-1-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsSay-1-codedownloader.
  • LyricsSay-1-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsSay-1-chromeinstaller.

How do I remove LyricsSay-1?

You can uninstall LyricsSay-1 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 LyricsSay-1, 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 LyricsSay-1.
  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 LyricsSay-1 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 86%
Keep it 14%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.23%
Windows 10 31.02%
Windows XP 7.23%
Windows Vista 4.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.65%
Windows 8 14.20%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.06%
Windows 8.1 7.85%
Windows 7 Professional 7.55%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 29.73%
  Germany 20.42%
  Italy 9.91%
  United Kingdom 5.41%
  Mexico 4.80%
  Brazil 4.20%
  Spain 3.30%
  Netherlands 3.00%
  Colombia 2.70%
  France 2.70%
  Australia 2.70%
  Canada 2.40%
  Belgium 1.80%
  Argentina 1.80%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.53%
Acer 21.97%
Dell 8.97%
ASUS 8.97%
Toshiba 8.52%
Medion 4.93%
Lenovo 2.24%
American Megatrends 1.35%
Intel 1.35%
Samsung 1.35%
Sony 1.35%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.69%
Dell Inspiron 3521 3.13%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.13%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.34%
TOSHIBA Satellite L655D 1.56%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq CQ... 1.56%


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