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How to Remove “Ads by LyricShow” Pop-ups? (Adware Removal Guide)

 

“Ads by LyricShow” labeled ads show up everywhere on the webpage that you are visiting? Wondering where those ads come from and want to know how to get rid of those ads? In this article, we tell the whole story about LyricShow and offer removal guide for your reference.

 

Table of content:

What Is LyricShow?
How to Remove LyricShow and Stop Pop-up Ads by LyricShow? (Removal Guide)
How Did LyricShow Infect Your Computer?
How to Prevent Being Infected by Malware?

 

 

What Is LyricShow?

 

 

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

LyricShow adware

 

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

Ads by LyricShow

 

In essence, LyricShow is a browser add-on or plugin that is compatible with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. To remove it, you need first uninstall the main program, and then remove its extensions from your installed web browser and leftovers of the program. Below we offer detailed removal instructions on how to do it specifically for your reference.

 

 

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

 

                                                                                                            

Outline of the removal guide:

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

     Step 2 > Uninstall LyricShow from your computer

     Step 3 > Remove LyricShow 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 LyricShow

 

LyricShow 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

FoxyLyrics-Anvi Smart Defender scan result

 

 

Step 2 > Uninstall LyricShow from your computer

 

For Windows 8 Users:

Right-click on the screen’s bottom-left corner Programs and Features

win8-Programs and Features

Uninstall LyricShow and related malicious programs

 

For Windows 7/Vista Users:

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

Uninstall LyricShow and related malicious programs

uninstall LyricShow

 

For Windows XP Users:

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

Remove LyricShow and related malicious programs

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

BobyLyrics-removed

 

 

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

 

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

IE manage add-on

 

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 (LyricShow)

Firefox add-ons1

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

Chrome-Extensions

 

 

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: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

 

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

Cloud System Booster-Slim Toolbar

 

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

Cloud System Booster 3.1-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.

 

Go to Disk Cleaner and check the items you want Cloud System Booster to clear.

Cloud System Booster 3.1-cookies removal

 

Switch to Home tab → click Quick Care button → click Clear button after scan finished

Cloud System Booster 3.1-Clear

 

 

How Did LyricShow Infect Your Computer?

 

Many a computer user complains that they can’t recall the installation of LyricShow. That’s because, in most cases, LyricShow comes bundled with other free downloads from the Internet as a special offer or pre-checked item in their installer. You may also get LyricShow installed with an unwitting click on malicious websites or compromised websites. Cybercriminals also distribute the bothering app via links and attachments containing in spam emails.

 

 

How to Prevent Being Infected by Malware?

 

As mentioned above, computer infections like LyricShow sneak into your computer though being bundled with other free downloads, malicious or compromised websites and spam emails, so to make your computer more resistant to harm, you should be attentive on following tips.

-Make sure that the Windows Firewall is enabled.

-Keep your Windows system and installed programs up-to-date and patched timely.

-Keep an eye on what you are agreeing to install when install a program especially free software from the Internet.

-Never open unsolicited email attachments or click through links from unknown sources and use caution even if they are from a “trusted” source.

-Turn on the security settings of your installed web browser. You can view Turn on Security Features of Internet Browsers for Safer Surfing Online for tutorial.

Apart from above, security software is an absolute must. Run system scan regularly and keep your security software on to protect you from virus and malware. 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

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

 

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

Anvi Smart Defender-scan result

Besides, the real-time offers you additional protection when you work on your computer or surf the web.