Lyrics Ads

Also Known As: Lyrics adware
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Lyrics adware removal instructions

What is Lyrics?

Lyrics adware is a general term used to describe all potentially unwanted browser applications that display song lyrics on YouTube and are distributed using free software downloads. Although these browser plug-ins are not technically viruses or malware, they install on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without users' consent, cause various unwanted ads, and may lead to serious privacy issues. Free software websites are a common source of Lyrics-related adware, which uses 'download clients' to manage the process of offering freeware for download.

Lyrics virus

Today, most free software download websites (including download.com, soft32.com, filewin.com, etc.) employ download clients to monetize their websites. Many download clients use deceptive tactics to trick Internet users into installing promoted (potentially unwanted applications) on their computers. They often hide the 'decline' button (which can be used to opt-out of installation of advertised browser extensions) or prevent download of chosen freeware, unless the user agrees to install additional programs.

After successful installation, Lyrics-related browser add-ons cause Ads not by this site, Nav-links, pop-up, and other unwanted advertisements whilst browsing the Internet. These browser plug-ins also cause diminished browser performance and privacy issues. Note that the developers of Lyrics add-ons continually release new plug-ins with identical functionality under different names - this is to avoid detection by legitimate antivirus and anti-spyware programs. These browser add-ons add no significant value for users and cause many problems - having them installed on your browsers can lead to virus infections and identity theft. The best way to avoid installation of rogue Lyrics-based browser plug-ins is to be attentive when downloading free software. If your download is managed by a download client, decline installation of any promoted browser add-ons. If you are unable to continue downloading after opting-out of promoted programs, cancel the download process and search for additional download sources (downloading freeware directly from developers' websites is usually preferable). If you observe various pop-up ads and "Ads by Lyrics..." advertisements when browsing the Internet, use the removal instructions provided to eliminate Lyrics-related adware from your computer.

Intrusive pop-up ads in Internet browsers after installation of Lyrics Adware:

Example 1:

Lyrics virus generating pop-up ads

Example 2:

Lyrics virus generating pop-up ads example 2

In-text ads (Nav-links) caused by Lyrics virus:

Lyrics virus causing in-text ads (nav-links)

Coupon ads in online shopping websites ('brought by Lyrics'):

lyrics coupon ads sample 1 lyrics coupon ads sample 2

List of known Lyrics related adware (if you have any additional information, please post it in our comments section):

Allyrics     
Auto-Lyrics      
B Lyrics    
Boby Lyrics     
CoolLyrics      
electroLyrics      
FoxyLyrics      
FunkLyrics      
LyricsArt      
Lyrics Bot
LyricsSpeaker
LyricsTab
Lyrics Penguin
Lyrics Buddy
PassWidget
Re-markit
Show-Password
Lyrics-Fan      
LyricsFolder      
Lyrics-Monkey    
LyricsNotes      
Lyrics-Pal
LyricsParty      
LyricsShow      
LyricsSing      
LyricsSmart
ShoutLyrics     
SingTube     
TubeSing
You Lyrics
Lyrics Launcher
Video-Saver
ViewPassword
MarkKit
LyricsViewer
LyricsWoofer
Lyrics Seeker
Lyrmix
OpenLyrics
O-To-Lyrics
Play-Lyrics
Lyrics View
Super Lyrics
LyricsContainer
LyricsDroid
LyricsWatch
Lyrics Plus
TubeSaver
slyrics
oLyrics
Generic Addon
find-a-deal

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Quick menu:

Lyrics adware removal:

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.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 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.

Mac 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.

Lyrics virus uninstall

In the uninstall programs window, look for any Lyrics removal entries, select them and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling Lyrics-related adware, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. recommended malware removal software.

Remove Lyrics ads from Internet browsers:

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

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Lyrics virus removal from Internet Explorer step 1

Click on the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". Look for Lyrics-related browser add-ons and disable them.

Lyrics virus removal from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the lyrics adware, 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:

Lyrics virus removal from Google Chrome step 1

 

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate Lyrics-related browser add-ons, select each and click the trash can icon.

Lyrics virus removal from Google Chrome step 2

If any browser add-ons you wish to remove are greyed-out and you cannot remove them ("This extension is managed and cannot be removed or 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 lyrics adware, 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 plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Lyrics virus removal from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions" and disable any add-ons related to Lyrics.

Lyrics virus removal from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with lyrics adware 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 lyrics adware, 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.

Removal assistance:
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove lyrics adware from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.

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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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