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How to Get Rid of Ads by LyricsBuddy? (LyricsBuddy Removal Guide)

 

You are suffering from overwhelming pop-up ads by LyricsBuddy and want to find out how to rid your internet browser of these ads? Then read on this post to figure out this computer infection and follow the provided instructions to remove it.

 

 

What Is LyricsBuddy?

 

 

Similar to LyricsSay, LyricsBuddy is an adware detected as PUP (potentially unwanted program) by most of antivirus or antimalware programs. On its official websites, LyricsBuddy is promoted as an application that can find any lyrics on YouTube and display them alongside the music video you listen to. It also promises to enhance your music experience by enabling you to search your favorite song on YouTube, sing and enjoy. However, it does far more than that.

LyricsBuddy

 

Once installed, LyricsBuddy will display ads on popular websites like YouTube, Facebook and so on. It not only distributes advertisements labeled with “Ads by LyricsBuddy” and “Ads not by this site”, but also redirects you to advertising platform Dfo.donemace.net, Web.longfintuna.net which may expose your computer to further malware or adware infection.

 

LyricsBuddy can be downloaded and installed willingly from its official website, but all too often it comes bundled with other free downloads. That’s probably why you are unaware of how and when it got into your computer and why people regard it as a computer virus.

 

 

How to Remove LyricsBuddy and Stop Pop-up Ads? (Removal Guide)

 

                                                                                                            

Outline of the removal guide:

Step 1 > Run a system scan to remove malicious files by LyricsBuddy

Step 2 > Uninstall LyricsBuddy from your computer

Step 3 > Remove LyricsBuddy extension, plugin and add-on from IE/FF/Chrome

Recommended—Clean up and speed up your PC with Cloud System Booster

Malware Prevention Tips

                                                                                                            

 

Step 1 > Run a system scan to remove malicious files by LyricsBuddy

 

LyricsBuddy creates malicious files and overwrites registry entries when get installed. And, as mentioned above, it may exposes your computer to other horrible computer infections, so we strongly recommend you to scan your computer with an antivirus or antimalware program to make sure that your computer is safe and clean. Anvi Smart Defender is such a program that you can make use of.

 

1. Download and install Anvi Smart Defender from the link below.

Anvi Smart Defender free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_asd.html

 

2. Launch Anvi Smart Defender → click on the gear icon → check the Scan rootkits item → click on the Apply and OK button to complete the setting

ASD-settings

 

3. Go to Scan tap → perform a Full Scan to detect malicious files → after the scan completes, click on the Remove button

ASD-scan result

 

 

Step 2 > Uninstall LyricsBuddy from your computer

 

For Windows 8 Users:

Move the mouse pointer to the right side corner → select Search → search for “control panel” to get Control Panel→ click on Uninstall a Program → locate LyricsBuddy or any related suspicous program → click on Uninstall button

Or, you can access the Control Panel by right clicking on the bottom left hot corner Hot button and select Control Panel from the list.

 

For Windows 7/Vista Users:

Click on Start button → Select Control Panel → Click on Uninstall a Program / Programs and Features →locate LyricsBuddy or any related suspicous program → Click on Uninstall button

LyricsBuddy -uninstall 1

 

For Windows XP Users:

Click on Start button → Select Control Panel → Click on Add/Remove Programs → locate LyricsBuddy or any related suspicous program → Click on Remove button

 

Chances are that you may see a notification similar to the below one when uninstall LyricsBuddy. That means Anvi Smart Defender has removed LyricsBuddy from your computer. Click on and exit Control Panel, then proceed on with next step.

LyricsBuddy -Removed

 

 

 

Step 3 > Remove LyricsBuddy extension, plugin and add-on from IE/FF/Chrome

 

If you are still encountering pop-up ads by LyricsBuddy after removing LyricsBuddy and relate malicious programs, you should go through the following guides to check your browser and remove LyricsBuddy leftovers on your web browser.

 

For Internet Explorer Users:

To remove extension: click on the gear icon or Tools → select Manage Add-ons → go to Toolbars and Extensions tab → right click on LyricsBuddy and any other suspicious extensions → choose Disable in the drop-down menu → close the window and click on OK button

LyricsBuddy on IE

 

 

For Mozilla Firefox Users:

To remove extensions and plugins: click on the orange Firefox button firefox button on the upper left corner of the browser → hit Add-ons → go to Extensions tab → Remove suspicious extensions (LyricsBuddy)

LyricsBuddy on Firefox

Switch to Plugins tab → Disable suspicious plugins

 

For Google Chrome Users:

To remove extension: Click on Customize icon (Wrench or 3 bar icon) > Tools > Extensions → locate LyricsBuddy and any unwanted or unknown extension → click the Recycling Bin to remove it

LyricsBuddy on Chrome

 

 

Recommended—Clean up and speed up your PC with Cloud System Booster

 

Please note that after uninstall malicious programs, there will be many residual files – like invalid registry entries still on your computer. These junk files occupy disk space of your computer and may degrade your computer performance over time. It is complicated to delete them manually, so you may need the help of a system cleaner or system optimizer. We recommend you Cloud System Booster.

 

1. Download and install Cloud System Booster.

Cloud System Booster free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

 

2. Launch Cloud System Booster and click on Boost button to scan and clear residual files.

Cloud System Booster-home

 

3. Click on Clean button when scan finished.

CSB-clean

 

 

 

Malware Prevention Tips

 

As mentioned above, LyricsBuddy sneaks into your computer by being bundled in the installer of other free software, so you should be attentive when install such programs and always opt for custom/advanced installation.

If you always encounter the problems such as pop-up ads and redirecting, you can make use of Anvi Ad Blocker to further guard your online activities and create a clean online environment. It can block pop up ads and prevent you from landing on malicious websites.

Anvi Ad Blocker free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_adb.html (expires in 15 days)

Anvi Ad Blocker purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/adbupgrade.php

 

Good luck and be safe online.