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Should I remove LyricsViewer-2?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #45,144
United States Rank #34,519
Reach 0.0019%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.64 days
461.52 days >
Average installed length: 242.49 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.29.153.2 100.00%

LyricsViewer-2

What is LyricsViewer-2?

Lyrics Viewer 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. It is a potentially unwanted application that runs in the web browser as a toolbar and web extension. The program is primarily designed to take control of the user's browser in order to modify the search provider and redirect web searches to whatever search engine partner (SERP) the publisher has a revenue relationship with. In doing so, the toolbar/extension performs a number of behaviors in order to maximize the potential of a user to click on sponsored advertising through search as well as other ad-supported techniques. Changes the web browser's default home page to the affiliate search portal. Changes the browser's search provider, built-in search box as well as the address bar.

Overview

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 7.1 MB (7,444,068 bytes). LyricsViewer-2-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
  • Starts automatically
  • 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
  • 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 LyricsViewer-2.
utils.exe (53e2af32ea00d3ae61fbb7480856ecba) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14126 Trojan.Win32.VMDetector.B
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 HW32.CDB
Dr.Web 9.0.0.026 Trojan.Crossrider.9
ESET-NOD32 8.9284 Win32/Packed.VMDetector.B
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.01.26.02 PUP.Optional.TubeSing.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.26 TROJ_GEN.F47V1027
LyricsViewer-2-bho.dll (a121f787215cad191bdf43e03b2706f6) has been flagged by the following 15 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.114.224 Adware/Lyckriks.E.2
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 HackTool.Win32.CrossRider.H
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.AddLyrics.W
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4562 W32.Cloda6b.Trojan.a007
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.589 Adware.AddLyrics.W (B)
ESET-NOD32 9076 probably a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.H
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.AddLyrics.W
G Data 22 Adware.AddLyrics.W
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10263 Trojan ( 0048c18f1 )
K7GW 9.174.10263 Trojan ( 0048c18f1 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!A121F787215C
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!A121F787215C
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.AddLyrics.W
VIPRE Antivirus 23574 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsViewer-2-enabler.exe (4ac5b2bbc9447fc50622a9256c4b1b26) has been flagged by the following 14 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 HackTool.Win32.CrossRider.K
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clodedd.Trojan.c452
Comodo Security 17482 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web 7.00.7.12100 Trojan.Crossrider.28
ESET-NOD32 9190 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/PUP_FEJ
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10588 Trojan ( 0048e2021 )
K7GW 9.174.10588 Trojan ( 0048e2021 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
McAfee 6.0.4.564 PUP-FEJ!4AC5B2BBC944
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 PUP-FEJ!4AC5B2BBC944
Sophos 4.96.0 Generic PUA II
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.R00UH06KO13
VIPRE Antivirus 24630 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsViewer-2-firefoxinstaller.exe (5ea03ea4c80f4716aa42aef192fbab96) has been flagged by the following 14 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 HackTool.Win32.CrossRider.J
Comodo Security 17558 UnclassifiedMalware
ESET-NOD32 9253 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.147.0 Riskware/PUP_FEJ
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.10735 Trojan ( 0048c68d1 )
K7GW 9.175.10735 Trojan ( 0048c68d1 )
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 PUP-FEJ!5EA03EA4C80F
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 PUP-FEJ!5EA03EA4C80F
Norman 7.03.02 Suspicious_Gen4.FKKMW
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Suspicious file
Sophos 4.96.0 Generic PUA MA
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBB01A214
VIPRE Antivirus 25116 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsViewer-2-chromeinstaller.exe (3008e9b2e5cdba083f8886edf697bd36) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.J
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clode05.Trojan.7bcd
ESET-NOD32 9253 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.147.0 Riskware/PUP_FEJ
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.10735 Trojan ( 0048c68d1 )
K7GW 9.175.10735 Trojan ( 0048c68d1 )
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 PUP-FEJ!3008E9B2E5CD
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 PUP-FEJ!3008E9B2E5CD
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Suspicious file
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH06KG13
VIPRE Antivirus 25116 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsViewer-2-updater.exe (294b319ec97010b50327a099f922dfcb) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9059 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.147.0 Riskware/PUP_FEJ
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 PUP-FEJ!294B319EC970
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 PUP-FEJ!294B319EC970
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1H06KC13
VIPRE Antivirus 23462 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsViewer-2-codedownloader.exe (10bcecb48a564f42db931ca334dd6d92) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9019 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
VIPRE Antivirus 23140 Crossrider (fs)
LyricsViewer-2-bho64.dll (b873cc659408972de1a74c2ae69fe2e5) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8998 a variant of Win64/Toolbar.Crossrider.A
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
VIPRE Antivirus 22982 Crossrider (fs)
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Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\LyricsViewer-2
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\LyricsViewer-2\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 7.1 MB

Program filesFiles installed by LyricsViewer-2

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\LyricsViewer-2\utils.exe
MD5:53e2af32ea00d3ae61fbb7480856ecba
Additional files:
  • LyricsViewer-2-bg.exe - LyricsViewer-2 (LyricsViewer-2 exe)
  • (Malware detected) LyricsViewer-2-bho.dll - LyricsViewer-2 BHO
  • (Malware detected) LyricsViewer-2-bho64.dll
  • LyricsViewer-2-buttonutil.exe
  • LyricsViewer-2-buttonutil64.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyricsViewer-2-chromeinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyricsViewer-2-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyricsViewer-2-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyricsViewer-2-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) LyricsViewer-2-updater.exe
  • LyricsViewer-2-buttonutil.dll
  • LyricsViewer-2-buttonutil64.dll
  • LyricsViewer-2-helper.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • LyricsViewer-2-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'LyricsViewer-2' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411191162} (CrossriderApp0041962).
  • LyricsViewer-2-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'LyricsViewer-2' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411191162} (CrossriderApp0041962).
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • LyricsViewer-2-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsViewer-2-updater.
  • LyricsViewer-2-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsViewer-2-firefoxinstaller.
  • LyricsViewer-2-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsViewer-2-enabler.
  • LyricsViewer-2-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsViewer-2-codedownloader.
  • LyricsViewer-2-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LyricsViewer-2-chromeinstaller.

How do I remove LyricsViewer-2?

Quickly and completely remove LyricsViewer-2 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 LyricsViewer-2 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 LyricsViewer-2, 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 LyricsViewer-2.
  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 LyricsViewer-2 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 7 3%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.33%
Windows 10 36.11%
Windows XP 5.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.67%
Windows 8.1 13.89%
Windows 10 Home 11.11%
Windows 7 Professional 11.11%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.56%
Windows 8 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.67%
  United Kingdom 8.33%
  Germany 6.25%
  United Arab Emirates 4.17%
  France 4.17%
  Australia 2.08%
  Switzerland 2.08%
  DK 2.08%
  Mexico 2.08%
  Norway 2.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Dell 27.27%
Toshiba 12.12%
Acer 9.09%
ASUS 6.06%
Sony 3.03%
Medion 3.03%
Lenovo 3.03%
GIGABYTE 3.03%
Common models
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