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Should I remove LyricsShow?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #37,351
United States Rank #28,508
Reach 0.0029%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.78 days
317.96 days >
Average installed length: 167.06 days


What is LyricsShow?

LyricsShow is 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. 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.


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 128.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 906.66 KB (928,421 bytes). The installed file showupdater.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
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in LyricsShow.
showupdater.exe (53d21f80f8ca717fdc0449f175e87b1b) has been flagged by the following 30 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 1121 Adware.Generic.575710
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Adware.Lyckriks
Avira AntiVir ADWARE/Adware.Gen
avast! 2014.9-140109 Win32:AddLyrics-AF [Adw]
AVG 2015.0.3599 Skodna.Generic_r
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Lyckriks.aHuF
Bitdefender Adware.Generic.575710
Bkav FE W32.Clodf79.Trojan
Comodo Security 17546 Application.Win32.AddLyrics.A
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.90
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.575710
ESET-NOD32 8.9245 a variant of Win32/AdWare.AddLyrics.T
Fortinet FortiGate 1/9/2014 Adware/Lyckriks
F-Secure 11.2014-09-01_5 Adware.Generic.575710
G Data 14.1.22 Adware.Generic.575710
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.2.29 Win32.SuspectCrc
Jiangmin KV140109 AdWare/Lyckriks.cd
K7 AntiVirus 13.174.10720 Adware
K7GW 13.174.10720 Adware ( 0048747a1 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks
Malwarebytes v2014.01.09.06 PUP.Optional.AdLyrics
McAfee 5600.7255 PUP-FDO!53D21F80F8CA
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7255 PUP-FDO!53D21F80F8CA
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Generic.575710
Rising Antivirus PE:Adware.AddLyrics!6.9FE
Sophos 4.96 Generic PUA PJ
Symantec 1/9/2014 rev. 5 WS.Reputation
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.9 TROJ_GEN.R047H07IQ13
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Lyckriks
VIPRE Antivirus 25042 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
133.dll (e7e572d8167efe664d99ecf5cc30bc4d) has been flagged by the following 29 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.115523
Agnitum Outpost Riskware.AdWare!
Avira AntiVir ADWARE/Adware.Gen
AVG Skodna.Generic_r.GP
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.AddLyrics.T
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.115523
Bkav FE W32.Clodcc4.Trojan.d061
Comodo Security 17558 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Trojan.Lyrics.11
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.115523 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9255 a variant of Win32/AdWare.AddLyrics.T
Fortinet FortiGate Riskware/AddLyrics
G Data 22 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.115523
IKARUS anti.virus T3. Win32.SuspectCrc
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/Lyckriks.de
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.10735 Riskware ( 0040f01a1 )
K7GW 9.175.10735 Riskware ( 0040f01a1 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.AdLyrics
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 RDN/Generic PUP.x!b2a
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 RDN/Generic PUP.x!b2a
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.115523
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Lyrics.crvbsj
Panda Antivirus Generic Malware
Sophos 4.96.0 Generic PUA OD
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.F0C2C00LO13
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F0C2C00LO13
VIPRE Antivirus 25126 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
126.dll (219385ede8f1e61a14412d3cc8f5ef9e) has been flagged by the following 25 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.111163
Agnitum Outpost Adware.AddLyrics!o+6fyOdhw64
AhnLab-V3 2014.01.03.02 Adware/Win32.AddLyrics
Avira AntiVir ADWARE/Adware.Gen
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:AddLyrics-AD [Adw]
AVG Generic5.AGGJ
Baidu-International AdWare.Win32.AddLyrics.au
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.111163
Comodo Security 17546 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.90
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.111163 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9245 Win32/Adware.AddLyrics.M
Fortinet FortiGate Riskware/AddLyrics
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.111163
G Data 22 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.111163
IKARUS anti.virus T3. Win32.SuspectCrc
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10720 Adware ( 00482ad11 )
K7GW 9.174.10720 Adware ( 00482ad11 )
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 RDN/Generic PUP.x!bmw
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 RDN/Generic PUP.x!bmw
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.111163
Sophos 4.96.0 Generic PUA PD
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R01TB01L113
VIPRE Antivirus 25042 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: ShaiderVaid
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\lyrics-show
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Lyrics-Show\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 906.66 KB

Program filesFiles installed by LyricsShow

Program module:128.dll
Path:C:\Program Files\lyrics-show\128.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) showupdater.exe
  • Uninstall.exe - LyricsShow
  • (Malware detected) 126.dll
  • (Malware detected) 133.dll
  • sqlite3.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • 133.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'LyricsShow' with the class of {e2083d71-2660-424b-a251-fcd62ffca4b5}.
  • 128.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'LyricsShow' with the class of {607a5efe-4c56-4742-8c7b-b01aadfcf83a}.
  • 126.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'LyricsShow' with the class of {e790f63d-4aa7-4d60-9ebd-1e4cac4c6e97}.
Scheduled Task
  • showupdater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'LyricsShow Update' (runs daily at 12:46 PM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • showupdater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsShow Update.

How do I remove LyricsShow?

You can uninstall LyricsShow 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 LyricsShow, 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 LyricsShow.
  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 LyricsShow you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 10 41%
Win 7 3%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 43.10%
Windows 10 41.38%
Windows Vista 8.62%
Windows XP 6.90%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8 25.86%
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.79%
Windows 8.1 12.07%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.90%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.49% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.49%
  United Kingdom 21.92%
  Iran 6.85%
  Canada 2.74%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.09%
Acer 15.79%
Dell 12.28%
Sony 10.53%
Lenovo 7.02%
Toshiba 5.26%
Samsung 3.51%
American Megatrends 3.51%
ASUS 3.51%
MSI 1.75%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.57%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.57%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro L35... 1.79%
TOSHIBA Satellite L855 1.79%
TOSHIBA Satellite C875D 1.79%
Sony VPCSA31FX 1.79%


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