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Should I remove LyricsTube?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,441
United States Rank #19,570
Reach 0.0118%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.81 days
407.40 days >
Average installed length: 214.06 days


What is LyricsTube?

LyricsTube is a web browser extension that changes the browsers search and home pages as well as delivers. 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 bundled offer within a third-party software distribution. As for distribution, the toolbar is typically bundled with 3rd party publishers in order to try to maximize install revenue as typically payouts per installation is between a few cents and a couple dollars depending on the geographical location of the host.

What the toolbar does:
- Change of the default search engine, including the Browser's built-in search box, and address bar.
- Change of the default Home Page and/or New Tabs, and protect your search settings.
- Addition of alternative error page functionality, such as “Page Not Found”.


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 main program executable is lrcstube.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 3 files.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Loads into the web browser
  • 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 LyricsTube.
lrcstube.dll (540dd7bbd5b44c5d5a1428a3fe496b74) has been flagged by the following 20 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir ADWARE/Adware.Gen
avast! 2014.9-131101 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
AVG 2014.0.3607 Generic5
Baidu-International AdWare.Win32.AddLyrics.aJ
Comodo Security 17155 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Shopper.341
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.518866
F-Secure 11.2013-01-11_6 Adware.Generic.518866
G Data 13.11.22 Adware.Generic.518866
K7 AntiVirus 13.173.9994 Riskware
K7GW Riskware
McAfee 5600.7245 PUP-FCU!540DD7BBD5B4
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7245 PUP-FCU!540DD7BBD5B4
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.163.1557.3 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Generic.518866
Panda Antivirus Suspicious file
Sophos 4.94 Generic PUA JG
Symantec 7/3/2013 rev. 4 Adware.Singalng
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.305 TROJ_GEN.R0C1H01H313
VIPRE Antivirus 22720 Adware.Singalng
updlrct.exe (bb2d9ee117720dd65fcf13a2d78b7f9d) has been flagged by the following 19 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Adware-ATG [Adw]
Baidu-International AdWare.Win32.AddLyrics.Ad
Comodo Security 17154 Application.Win32.AddLyrics.A
Dr.Web Adware.Shopper.341
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.AddLyrics.C (B)
ESET-NOD32 8964 a variant of Win32/Adware.AddLyrics.I
Fortinet FortiGate Riskware/AddLyrics
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.AddLyrics.C
G Data 22 Adware.AddLyrics.C
K7 AntiVirus 9.173.9980 Riskware
K7GW Riskware
Malwarebytes PUP.LyricsAd
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!BB2D9EE11772
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!BB2D9EE11772
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.AddLyrics.C
Sophos 4.94.0 Generic PUA KC
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Singalng
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH05JH13
VIPRE Antivirus 22706 Adware.Singalng
       View all 39 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\lyricstube
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\LyricsTube\uninstall.exe

Program filesFiles installed by LyricsTube

Program module:lrcstube.dll
Path:C:\Program Files\lyricstube\lrcstube.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) updlrct.exe - LyricsTube
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • lrcstube.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'LyricsTube' with the class of {B399EDE8-1525-458C-8DD9-31EADF632D06}.
Scheduled Task
  • updlrct.exe is scheduled as a task named 'LyricsTube Update' (runs daily at 1:52 PM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • updlrct.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsTube Update.

How do I remove LyricsTube?

Quickly and completely remove LyricsTube from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall LyricsTube 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 LyricsTube, 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 LyricsTube.
  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 LyricsTube you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win 8 1%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.11%
Windows 8 10.24%
Windows XP 7.23%
Windows Vista 5.42%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 48.19%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.66%
Windows 7 Professional 7.83%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.23%
Windows 8 4.82%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.22%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.56%
  Germany 13.71%
  United Kingdom 6.60%
  France 4.57%
  Italy 4.57%
  Australia 2.03%
  South Africa 2.03%
  United Arab Emirates 1.52%
  Belgium 1.52%
  Brazil 1.52%
  Israel 1.52%
  India 1.52%
  Iran 1.52%
  Norway 1.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.59%
Dell 20.33%
Acer 13.01%
ASUS 6.50%
Medion 4.07%
Toshiba 3.25%
Lenovo 2.44%
Samsung 2.44%
Intel 1.63%
Apple 0.81%
Alienware 0.81%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.57%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.57%
ASUSTeK K53E 1.79%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.79%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq CQ... 1.79%
Acer Aspire X3400 1.79%


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