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How to Get Rid of “Ads by LyricsSearch” Pop-up Ads? (Adware Removal Guide)

 

Your internet browser is overwhelmed by Ads by LyricsSearch? 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 LyricsSearch?

 

 

Similar to SuperLyricsLyricsSing, and LyricsBuddyLyricsSearch is an adware detected as PUP (potentially unwanted program) by most of antimalware programs. On its official websites, LyricsSearch 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.

 

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

LyricsSearch pop-up ads 1

 

LyricsSearch 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 LyricsSearch and Stop Pop-up Ads by LyricsSearch? (Removal Guide)

 

                                                                                                            

Outline of the removal guide:

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

Step 2 > Uninstall LyricsSearch from your computer

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

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Malware Prevention Tips

                                                                                                            

 

 

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

 

LyricsSearch 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

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

AddLyrics-Anvi Smart Defender scan result

 

 

 

Step 2 > Uninstall LyricsSearch from your computer

 

For Windows 8 Users:

Move mouse pointer to the bottom right corner of the screen.

Go to Charms bar Settings Control Panel Uninstall a program

Uninstall LyricsSearch and related malicious programs

 

For Windows 7/Vista Users:

Go to Start button > Control Panel > Uninstall a program / Programs and Features

Uninstall LyricsSearch and related malicious programs

AddLyrics-uninstall

 

For Windows XP Users:

Go to Start button >  Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs

Remove LyricsSearch and related malicious programs

 

 

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

 

If you are still encountering pop-up ads by LyricsSearch after removing LyricsSearch and relate malicious programs, you should go through the following guides to check your browser and remove LyricsSearch 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 LyricsSearch and any other suspicious extensions → choose Disable in the drop-down menu → close the window and click on OK button

AddLyrics 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 (LyricsSearch)

AddLyrics 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 LyricsSearch and any unwanted or unknown extension → click the Recycling Bin to remove it

AddLyrics 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

 

1. Keep an eye on what you are agree to install and do not just click on Next blindly.

As mentioned above, LyricsSearch 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.

 

2. Turn on the security settings of your installed web browser.

If you always encounter the problems such as pop-up ads and redirecting, you may need to check if the available security settings of your web browser are on. You can view Turn on Security Features of Internet Browsers for Safer Surfing Online for tutorial.

And you can make use of Anvi Ad Blocker to block malicious URLs, phishing websites, pop-up/flash ads as well as your unwanted websites that cannot be distinguished and detected by the browser itself.

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

 

3. Keep a professional antivirus or antimalware program on and perform system scan regularly.

Adware like LyricsSearch may lead you to malicious websites and your computer may be exposed 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.

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

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