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Boby Lyrics

Also Known As: Boby Lyrics Ads
Type: Adware
Damage level: Moderate

What is Boby Lyrics?

The Boby Lyrics browser add-on displays the lyrics of a song heard (and/or watched) on YouTube. This browser add-on is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox.

Whilst this added functionality may seem legitimate, Internet users should be aware that this browser add-on is bundled with various adware causing "Ads not by this site" intrusive advertisements and in-text ads (provided by Nav-links). It also generates other pop-up ads.

Developers of Boby Lyrics use the deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to acquire users for this software. Commonly, Internet users install this browser plugin without their consent together with free software downloaded from the Internet.

Boby Lyrics

Today, the majority of free software download websites (such as download.com, soft32.com, etc.) use 'download clients' to monetize their free services. Download clients are used to manage the download process of free software and offer installation of additional promoted browser add-ons.

Internet users who do not pay close enough attention to the download steps of their chosen freeware, can inadvertently install various potentially unwanted applications on their Internet browsers.

Boby Lyrics is bundled with "Ads not by this site" adware. You can read more about this adware here.

Screenshot of "Boby Lyrics" homepage:

Boby Lyrics homepage screenshot

Boby Lyric is not a virus or malware, however, it is categorized as adware. Note that having this browser plugin installed on your Internet browsers will cause various unwanted ads and may lead to installation of other potentially unwanted programs or even malware.

Advertisements generated by Boby Lyrics originate from dubious ad networks, which are commonly exploited by cyber criminals. Thus, you are strongly advised to remove this browser add-on from your computer.

Nav-Links adware causing text-link advertisements (comes bundled with Boby Lyrics):

Nav Links adware (comes bundled with Boby Lyrics)

Pop-up ads generated by Boby Lyrics:

Boby Lyrics generating intrusive pop-up ads

To avoid installation of Boby Lyrics or other potentially unwanted applications, Internet users should be attentive when downloading free software. If your download is managed by a download client, decline installation of all the promoted browser add-ons.

When installing free software, choose the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' installation options, rather than 'Quick' or 'Typical' - this will allow you to opt-out of installation of any 'hidden' toolbars or other adware. If you have already installed Boby Lyrics, use the removal instructions provided to eliminate this adware from your computer.

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Quick menu:

Boby Lyrics removal:

Windows 11 users:

Accessing Apps and Features in Windows 11

Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.

Windows 10 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

macOS (OSX) users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

Boby Lyrics uninstall

In the uninstall programs window, look for "BobyLyrics-1", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling Boby Lyrics, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.

Remove Boby Lyrics from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Boby Lyrics removal from Internet Explorer

Click on the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "BobyLyrics-1" and disable it.

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the boby lyrics ads, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Boby lyrics removal from Google Chrome

 

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Tools" and click on "Extensions".  Locate: "BobyLyrics-1", select it and click on the trash can icon.

If the "Boby Lyrics" extension is greyed-out and you cannot remove it ("This extension is managed and cannot be removed of disabled"), follow this removal guide - how to remove a managed Google Chrome extension?

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the boby lyrics ads, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:

Boby Lyrics removal from Mozilla Firefox

Click on the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable this add-on: "BobyLyrics-1".

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with boby lyrics ads removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the boby lyrics ads, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

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Tomas Meskauskas

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Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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