|Short Description||The application offers lyrics for the videos the user is watching online.|
|Symptoms||Numerous advertisements may be generated.|
|Detection tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By SongLyrics|
SongLyrics is yet another ad-supported application that promises to serve the user but instead it only floods his browser with ads. Once SongLyrics is installed, you may start witnessing Ads by SongLyrics. The displayed ad-generated content may reflect your browsing preferences – an indication for tracking cookies added to your
SongLyrics may be described as an application that generates lyrics for the videos you are watching for karaoke purposes. Even though it serves its purpose, the app may obtain information from you. Collected user data is often given to affiliates or sold to third party digital advertisers.
The longer SongLyrics is running, the more vulnerable your browser and system will be.
SongLyrics Distribution Path
The application may be promoted on various freeware pages or may have a download button on its official website. However, most cases scenario is that the application cannot be downloaded from there. Thus, it is mostly distributed in the installers of freeware and shareware products.
This is what usually happens: by opting for the automatic installer, the user deprives himself of the opportunity to uncheck additional software. Other software is typically listed as ‘recommended’ and is optional. Thus, always opting for the custom installation option is what the user should have done in the first place.
However, being careful when going through the software installer may not be enough. Many third party developers decide to use silent or unattended bundlers. Silent bundling means that the user will not be notified of additional software. Unattended bundling doesn’t require user interaction at all.
What you can do is always research free software prior to installing it on your PC.
SongLyrics Removal Options
You are presented with two removal choices:
- Automated removal via trusted AV software.
- Manual removal via following the instructions below the article.
Keep in mind that if the developers of SongLyrics have used a silent or unattended bundler, you may have more PUPs running in the background. That is why security specialists always recommend using professional assistance when dealing with unwanted programs. Unless, of course, you are a professional yourself.
Step 1: Remove/Uninstall SongLyrics in Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall SongLyrics.
Step 2: Remove SongLyrics from your browser
Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu
Select SongLyrics and click “Remove”
After SongLyrics is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
Select SongLyrics to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.
After SongLyrics has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.
From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
In the new window select ‘Extensions’
Click once on SongLyrics
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall SongLyrics. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the SongLyrics will be removed.
Step 4: Remove SongLyrics automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.
To clean your computer you should download an updated anti-malware program on a safe PC and then install it on the affected computer in offline mode. After that you should boot into safe mode and scan your computer to remove all SongLyrics associated objects.