February 9, 2016

Remove LyricSpeaker virus. How to stop pop-up ads

Lyric Speaker virus or LyricSpeaker is an adware infection that brings a lot of spam content and advertisements to your computer. It is actually a corrupt extension designed for Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet explorer and other web browsers and it offers some extra features for your browser, i.e websearch, music download, etc. But once a user installs LyricSpeaker, this vicious application silently modifies internet settings, it replaces default search engine and startpage URL with some bogus websites. From now on, LyricSpeaker pop-up ads will also keep appearing on infected computer again and again. All those popups are loaded with commercial ads, at first you might ignore it but soon you,ll realize the LyricSpeaker is causing too much disturbance in your routine work. It also affects system performance and makes it slow down. Besides spamming, the LyricSpeaker malware is used to track victim`s browsing habits and to collect personal information which is lately used for malicious purposes. You are advised to uninstall Lyric Speaker plugin/add-on or any of its components lurking in your computer.

Common Symptoms of LyricSpeaker infection:

→ This kind of malwares usually change your Homepage, Search provider, Desktop Background.
→ They can display bunch of unstoppable pop-ups advertisements.
→ Computer performs slower then usual, browser may crash over and over.
→ Strange websites are automatically opened on the computer after a frequent interval.
→ Disabled Folder options, Task manager, Registry editing tools.
→ Advertisements from stranger companies start to appear out of nowhere.
→ Unexpected browser behaviors such as URL/link redirects.
→ Unwanted and unknown Plugin/extension or add-ons attached with browser.
→ Useless shortcuts on desktop or creepy websites added to favorites/bookmarks without your knowledge.

How to uninstall LyricSpeaker

Remove toolbars, plugins, extensions, add-ons
Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox users:
Go to TOOLS and then click MANAGE ADD-ON, From there, select Extensions, Toolbars and remove the LyricSpeaker if found. Make sure Google is set as default search Provider.

Google Chrome Users:
Click SETTINGS icon and select SETTINGS, then open Extensions, toolbar, search provider options, remove the LyricSpeaker if listed there. Make sure Google is set as default search Provider.

Uninstall from Control Panel
Open CONTROL PANEL, then ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS or “Programs and Features”, now lookup for LyricSpeaker and uninstall if it is listed.

How to delete LyricSpeaker manually:
If the malware did not go away after uninstall procedure, try these steps. Please note, the manual removal method is a bit complex and it can go wrong if you perform its tasks incorrectly. It is advised to run an automatic virus removal software for safe and easy solutions. However, if you are good with Manual removal, do the steps below.

Possibly corrupt registry keys:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “DisableTaskMgr” = 1

Delete files:
Open then following folders or search for LyricSpeaker in My Computer and delete if found files associated with this bug.

C:\program files
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\

LyricSpeaker virus removal tool

It is always good and safe to use an automatic software to detect and eliminate viruses and malwares. The programs below are best for removing malwares.

1: Malware Bytes (Mbam)

2: Hitman