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How to Remove LyricsFriend Pop-up Ads from IE/Firefox/Chrome? (Adware Removal Guide)

 

Your internet browser is overwhelmed by “Ads by LyricsFriend” Pop-ups? 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 LyricsFriend?

 

 

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

LyricsFriend adware

 

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

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

 

                                                                                                            

Outline of the removal guide:

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

Step 2 > Uninstall LyricsFriend from your computer

Step 3 > Remove LyricsFriend 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 LyricsFriend

 

LyricsFriend 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

LyricsFriend-Anvi Smart Defender scan result

 

 

Step 2 > Uninstall LyricsFriend 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 LyricsFriend and related malicious programs

 

For Windows 7/Vista Users:

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

Uninstall LyricsFriend and related malicious programs

LyricsFriend-uninstall

 

For Windows XP Users:

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

Remove LyricsFriend and related malicious programs

 

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

LyricsFriend removed

 

 

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

 

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

LyricsFriend 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 (LyricsFriend)

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

LyricsFriend on Chrome

 

 

Optional Troubleshoot—Repair your installed browser with Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

Anvi Slim Toolbar can detect malicious extensions and plugins added to your installed web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome). With Anvi Slim Toolbar, you can manage extensions and plugins on Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome simultaneously.

 

1. Download and install Anvi Slim Toolbar by clicking the link below.

Anvi Slim Toolbar free download link: http://www.anvisoft.com/software/ast/

Anvi Slim Toolbar Guard Anvi Slim Toolbar Guard 1

 

Anvi Slim Toolbar will automatically detect and remove malicious browser extensions and plugins while being launched.

 

2. Delete unwanted and suspicious extension and add-ons:

Launch Anvi Slim Toolbar → Switch to Manage tab → Chech or tick unwanted and suspicious extension and add-ons → hit Remove button

LyricsFriend-Anvi Slim Toolbar scan result

 

3. Empty trash bin:

The removed toolbars and extensions are placed in the trash bin in case you want them back, so you need to empty the trash bin regularly.

Click on the trash bin icon, then you can restore or remove toolbars and extensions there.

LyricsFriend-Anvi Slim Toolbar restore center

 

 

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, LyricsFriend 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 LyricsFriend 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

ASD

 

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: http://www.dotfab.com/download_adb.html (expires in 15 days)