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Should I remove Show-Lyrics?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
76% remove it24% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
United States Rank #32,522
Reach 0.0014%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.07 days
267.57 days >
Average installed length: 140.59 days


What is Show-Lyrics?

Show-Lyrics 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.


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 ShwLrcs.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 1.17 MB (1,224,066 bytes).
  • 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 Show-Lyrics.
ShwLrcs.exe (50f89a401d24000741fc2eace0f1756d) has been flagged by the following 16 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-130829 Win32:AddLyrics-O [PUP]
AVG 2014.0.3544 Generic5
Bitdefender Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics.2
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics
ESET-NOD32 7.8613 a variant of Win32/Adware.AddLyrics.I
F-Secure 11.2013-29-08_5 Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics.2
G Data 13.8.22 Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. Win32.AddLyrics
Malwarebytes v2013.08.29.09 PUP.LyricsAd
McAfee 5600.7182 Artemis!50F89A401D24
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7182 Artemis!50F89A401D24
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics.2
Panda Antivirus Generic Malware
Symantec 8/29/2013 rev. 5 WS.Reputation
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.241 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH01GO13
VIPRE Antivirus 19906 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
116.dll (f2501ddd92e957675465ded0faf0bf39) has been flagged by the following 20 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir ADWARE/Adware.Gen
AVG Generic5.ABVF
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.AddLyrics
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.Generic.551606
Comodo Security 16986 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.84
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.551606 (B)
ESET-NOD32 8835 a variant of Win32/Adware.AddLyrics.K
Fortinet FortiGate Riskware/AddLyrics
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.551606
G Data 22 Adware.Generic.551606
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 PUP-FCU!F2501DDD92E9
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 PUP-FCU!F2501DDD92E9
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.9901 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Generic.551606
Sophos 4.93.0 Generic PUA PH
SUPERAntiSpyware Trojan.Agent/Gen-AddLyrics
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_SPNR.0BGT13
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_SPNR.0BGT13
VIPRE Antivirus 21744 Adware.Trojan.Win32.Generic
124.dll (2d26f511594b59577ea4eec34fa0aa9a) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:AddLyrics-V [Adw]
AVG Generic5.AEHN
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.108504
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.87
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.108504 (B)
ESET-NOD32 8700 a variant of Win32/Adware.AddLyrics.J
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.108504
G Data 22 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.108504
IKARUS anti.virus T3. Win32.SuspectCrc
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.9700 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.108504
Symantec 20131.1.0.101 WS.Reputation.1
122.dll (93ea2b43944191e79bf9795bec76ed76) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG Generic5.ACLJ
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.84
IKARUS anti.virus T3. AdWare.Win32.AddLyrics
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.9700 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
Panda Antivirus Suspicious file
       View all 53 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\showlrcs
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\ShowLrcs\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.17 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Show-Lyrics

Program executable:ShwLrcs.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\showlrcs\ShwLrcs.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) 116.dll - Show-Lyrics
  • (Malware detected) 122.dll
  • (Malware detected) 124.dll
  • (Malware detected) ShwLrcs.exe
  • Uninstall.exe
  • sqlite3.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • 122.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Show-Lyrics' with the class of {983C2E91-67F3-4341-9135-B31ED8884FC9}.
  • 124.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Show-Lyrics' with the class of {983C2E91-67F3-4341-9135-B31ED8884FC9}.
  • 116.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Show-Lyrics' with the class of {27AB345A-D195-4A83-8E37-EE2DF36F5070}.
Scheduled Task
  • ShwLrcs.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Show-Lyrics Update' (runs daily at 12:13 PM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • ShwLrcs.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Show-Lyrics Update.

How do I remove Show-Lyrics?

You can uninstall Show-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 Show-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 Show-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 Show-Lyrics you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Vista 4%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 76%
Keep it 24%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.26%
Windows 10 18.52%
Windows XP 11.11%
Windows Vista 11.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 51.85%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.11%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.11%
Windows 7 Professional 7.41%
Windows 8 7.41%
Windows 8.1 7.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.48% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.48%
  United Kingdom 4.76%
  Hong Kong 2.38%
  Italy 2.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 40.00%
Toshiba 16.00%
Dell 8.00%
American Megatrends 8.00%
Samsung 8.00%
Acer 8.00%
Sony 4.00%
ASUS 4.00%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 7.41%
TOSHIBA Satellite L645 7.41%
TOSHIBA Satellite A665 3.70%
TOSHIBA Satellite A135 3.70%
Sony VPCCB3P1E 3.70%
Samsung RF511/RF411/RF711 3.70%


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