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77% remove it23% keep it
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Play Lyrics

What is Play Lyrics?

Play Lyrics is an adware style application that runs in the web browser as a potentially unwanted toolbar and web extension. The web extension is primarily designed to take control of the user's browser in order to modify the search provider and redirect web searches to what ever search engine partner the publisher has a revenue relationship with. In doing so, the toolbar performs a number of behaviors in order to maximize the potential of a user to click on sponsored advertising through search. This includes but not limited to:

- Changing the web browser's default home page to the affiliate search portal.
- Changing the browser's search provider, built-in search box as well as the address bar.
- Ability to modify the 'new tab' functionality to launch the modified search portal page.
- Provide automatic updates of the toolbar without the user's initiation.
- Adds an alternative error page and page not found functionality.
- Adds additional functionality that is designed to protect the search and home page settings.
- Access the HTML of all pages visited as well as capture URLs of the pages and search terms.
- In many cases can inject advertising in the form of context ads, pop-ups and pop-unders.


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 plryics.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 3 files.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates 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 Play Lyrics.
plryics.dll (0ec2a9a07210cabb88821152cdfdde4c) has been flagged by the following 18 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-131030 Win32:AddLyrics-F [Adw]
AVG 2014.0.3606 Generic5
Bitdefender Adware.Generic.511033
Comodo Security 16818 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Shopper.341
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.511033
F-Secure 11.2013-30-10_4 Adware.Generic.511033
G Data 13.10.22 Adware.Generic.511033
McAfee 5600.7244 Artemis!0EC2A9A07210
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7244 Artemis!0EC2A9A07210
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.163.1557.0 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Generic.511033
Panda Antivirus Trj/Dursg.G
PC Tools 2013 Adware.Singalng
Sophos 4.91 Generic PUA DK
Symantec 10/30/2013 rev. 4 Adware.Singalng
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.303 TROJ_GEN.R47H1EU13
VIPRE Antivirus 20850 Adware.Singalng
       View all 18 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\playlyrics
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\PlayLyrics\uninstall.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Play Lyrics

Program module:plryics.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Play Lyrics
Path:C:\Program Files\playlyrics\plryics.dll
Additional files:
  • PLyricsUpd.exe - Play Lyrics
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • plryics.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Play Lyrics' with the class of {87859DA0-ABE6-45D5-A03B-7B7A280CD8A4}.
Scheduled Task
  • PLyricsUpd.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Play Lyrics Update' (runs daily at 12:25 a.m.).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • PLyricsUpd.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Play Lyrics Update.

How do I remove Play Lyrics?

You can uninstall Play Lyrics 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 Play Lyrics, 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 Play Lyrics.
  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 Play Lyrics you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 10 20%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 77%
Keep it 23%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.00%
Windows 10 20.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 40.00%
Windows 8 Single Language 20.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.00%
  Argentina 30.00%
  France 10.00%
  Mexico 10.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 50.00%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
ASUS 25.00%
Common models
Positivo BGH C500 25.00%
Packard Bell imedia S1300 25.00%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 25.00%
Gigabyte H55M-S2V 25.00%


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