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Uninstall SongLyrics PUP and Stop Ads

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TypePUP, Adware
Short DescriptionThe application offers lyrics for the videos the user is watching online.
SymptomsNumerous advertisements may be generated.
Distribution MethodBundling.
Detection toolDownload 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. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
  • uninstall-virus-fig1

  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
  • uninstall-virus-fig2

  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
  • uninstall-virus-fig3

    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall SongLyrics.

    Step 2: Remove SongLyrics from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window


    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.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu


  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
  • uninstall-fig8

  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate SongLyrics and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
  • uninstall-fig9

  • After SongLyrics is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
  • uninstall-fig10

  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
  • uninstall-fig11

    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.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.

    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on SongLyrics
    Click ‘Uninstall’


    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.

    NOTE! Substantial notification about the SongLyrics threat: Manual removal of SongLyrics requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.

    Milena Dimitrova

    An inspired writer and content manager who has been with SensorsTechForum for 4 years. Enjoys ‘Mr. Robot’ and fears ‘1984’. Focused on user privacy and malware development, she strongly believes in a world where cybersecurity plays a central role. If common sense makes no sense, she will be there to take notes. Those notes may later turn into articles! Follow Milena @Milenyim

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