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Should I remove oLyrics-3?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
88% remove it12% keep it
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How common is it?
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VersionDistribution 100.00%


What is oLyrics-3?

OLyrics is a web browser extension that injects display advertising in the user's browser. Ads are displayed in the form of banners and contextual text-links and are both injected in white space areas of the HTML page or over existing ads of the underlying web site. These ads are typically for PC optimization utilities, other bundled malware or other types of malvertising.


In the Google Chrome browser, it will add an extension. The primary executable is named utils.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 2.27 MB (2,383,356 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in oLyrics-3.
utils.exe (c502fd74b4fd346f85e47dd210fee254) has been flagged by the following 21 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 807 Gen:Adware.AddLyrics.1
avast! 2014.9-141120 NSIS:Adware-LH [PUP]
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.VMDetector.B
Bitdefender Gen:Adware.AddLyrics.1
Bkav FE HW32.CDB
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.9
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Adware.AddLyrics
ESET-NOD32 8.9244 Win32/Packed.ScrambleWrapper.C
Fortinet FortiGate 11/20/2014 W32/Generic
F-Secure 11.2014-20-11_5 Gen:Adware.AddLyrics.1
G Data 14.11.22 Gen:Adware.AddLyrics
K7 AntiVirus 13.174.10720 Trojan
K7GW 13.174.10720 Trojan ( 0048bd0f1 )
Malwarebytes v2014.11.20.02 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
McAfee 5600.6941 Artemis!C502FD74B4FD
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6941 Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious-PKR.G
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Adware.AddLyrics.1
Panda Antivirus Suspicious file
Symantec 11/20/2014 rev. 5 WS.Reputation
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.324 TROJ_GEN.F47V1119
VIPRE Antivirus 25036 Adware.AddLyrics (fs)
       View all 21 all detections
oLyrics-3 has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Lyrics
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\olyrics-3
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\oLyrics-3\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Estimated size: 2.27 MB

Program filesFiles installed by oLyrics-3

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
oLyrics-3 Installer
Path:C:\Program Files\olyrics-3\utils.exe
Additional files:
  • 42278.crx
  • oLyrics-3-buttonutil.dll
  • oLyrics-3-helper.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

How do I remove oLyrics-3?

You can uninstall oLyrics-3 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 oLyrics-3, 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 oLyrics-3.
  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 oLyrics-3 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win Vista (SP2) 50%
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Uninstall it 88%
Keep it 12%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 50.00%
Windows 7 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 50.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.43%
  Brazil 14.29%
  United Kingdom 14.29%


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