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How to Remove Ads Brought by BobyLyrics? (Adware Removal Guide)


Get confused by the “Ads by BobyLyrics” pop-ups on any webpage that you open, especially those of online merchants? And you are worried about the security of your PC? In fact, your computer is infected by an adware called BobyLyrics. Read on to learn how to get rid of those pop-ups.



What Is BobyLyrics?



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

BobyLyrics adware


Once installed, BobyLyrics will display ads on popular websites like YouTube, Facebook and so on. It not only distributes advertisements labeled with “Ads by BobyLyrics” and “Ads not by this site” to boost advertisement revenue, but also turns text into hyperlinks that lead to malicious websites such as, which may expose your computer to further malware or adware infection.

BobyLyrics ads


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



Outline of the removal guide:

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

     Step 2 > Uninstall BobyLyrics from your computer

     Step 3 > Remove BobyLyrics 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 BobyLyrics


BobyLyrics 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:


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



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

FoxyLyrics-Anvi Smart Defender scan result



Step 2 > Uninstall BobyLyrics 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 BobyLyrics and related malicious programs


For Windows 7/Vista Users:

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

Uninstall BobyLyrics and related malicious programs



For Windows XP Users:

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

Remove BobyLyrics and related malicious programs

When uninstall BobyLyrics from Control Panel, you may see a confirmation window similar to the one below. That means Anvi Smart Defender has remove BobyLyrics successfully. Please click on Yes and proceed to next step.




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


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

BobyLyrics 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 (BobyLyrics)

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

BobyLyrics on Chrome



Optional Troubleshoot—Repair your installed browser with Cloud System Booster


Slim Toolbar featured in the system cleaner and optimizer Cloud System Booster enables you to manage toolbars and extentions on Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome simultaneously.


Cloud System Booster free download link:


Click on the up arrow on the Home tab of Cloud System Booster to go to Slim Toolbar, then remove BobyLyrics add-on and other suspicious extensions and plugins.

CSB 3.0-Slim Toolbar


When you are not on the Home tab, you can find Toolbar Manager on the right side.

Cloud System Booster-toolbar manager

BobyLyrics extension remove



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:


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

Cloud System Booster-home


3. Click on Clear button when scan finished.

Cloud System Booster-scan



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, BobyLyrics 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.


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

Adware like BobyLyrics 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:



There is an Anvi Ad Blocker integrated in Anvi Smart Defender, which can 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. If you are pro version user of Anvi Smart Defender, it is free to use for you. Also, you can download its trial version to create you a clean and secure online environment.

Anvi Ad Blocker free download link: (expires in 15 days)