Thursday, 10 October 2013

Remove "Ads by LyricsSay" Virus (Removal Guide)

"Ads by LyricsSay" is a new bit of adware for Windows but it may work just fine on Mac too. This adware install a web browser extension (add-on) and begins to display ads on web sites that normally do not contain those ads, including popular sites like Youtube, Facebook or Ebay. The same malicious extension may display inline advertisements, you know when words get underlined and hovering over them shows popup ads, for example Monstermarketplace. It's difficult to say whether it is legit or not but unfortunately it's not detected by many anti-virus programs. However, it think it should be. No one likes adware, especially when annoying ads are injected without your knowledge or agreement. The LyricsSay extension for instance which is used to load those ads is useless. Even though, it claims to display lyrics for pretty much every song on Youtube the only thing I've seen so far is a bunch of ads. This particual adware that displays "Ads by LyricsSay" ads is closely related to browser hijacker. It may pop up whenever you open a new tab or click on a link. Each ad displayed by LyricsSay adware can be disabled by visiting, at least this is what adware creators say. However, I don't think you should simply disable adware and think that your computer is perfectly fine now. It would be a lot better if you uninstalled it and ran a full malware scan. As you may already know, such applications are very often bundled with toolbars, browser hijackers and even spyware. If you find yourself infected with "Ads by LyricsSay" virus, please follow the removal instructions below.

At one time or another we've all been targeted by these nuisances but the fifty million dollar question is, how do they get on to our computers in the first place - and how can we stop them? "Ads by LyricsSay" has a number of unwelcome traits. One being that it will normally download additional adware onto your computer and as most of us know, it can be intensely annoying thanks to its pop up advertising windows. If you've been infected you may well be wondering how the LyricsSay wormed its way onto your PC or laptop in the first place. Well I hate to break it to you but you might actually have installed it yourself. Ads by LyricsSay is usually bundled with freeware which means that anything you download without paying for can put you at risk. The big question is, how do you avoid doing this and how can you ensure you're not inadvertently exposing yourself to adware or something that can cause even more harm?

Anti-malware, anti-malware, anti-malware! We can't say it enough - using your PC without having anti-malware software installed is like playing Russian roulette! But that aside, you can also help yourself by being a little more wary about what you install on your computer. If you're thinking of downloading something from a website that is covered in spammy looking adverts and dodgy links then stop and ask yourself whether you could be downloading the software from somewhere more reputable. Also check the end user license agreement when you download something as PUPs come packaged with other programs. Most agreements make reference to ‘other applications’ so don’t just click ‘OK’ or ‘Continue’ but read the agreement and uncheck any boxes that were already opting you in for an (unwanted) added extra. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur,

"Ads by LyricsSay" removal instructions:

1. First of all, download recommended anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.

2. Remove LyricsSay and related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.

If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".

Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.

3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • LyricsSay
  • LyricXeeker
  • DownloadTerms
  • HD-Plus
  • and any other recently installed application

Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove "Ads by LyricsSay" on Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.

2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove LyricsSay, DownloadTerms, LyricXeeker, HD-Plus and other extensions that you do not recognize.

Remove "Ads by LyricsSay" on Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.

2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove LyricsSay, DownloadTerms, LyricXeeker, HD-Plus and other extensions that you do not recognize.

Remove "Ads by LyricsSay" on Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.

2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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