- Annoying Pop-up's
- Shows commercial adverts
- Installs itself without permissions
LyricsViewer is an adware application that could be rather useful if you often watch music videos on YouTube and ten to sing along. However, computer security experts recommend removing LyricsViewer from the computer, because this application might expose you to potentially unwanted and even dangerous content. If you do not know how to remove LyricsViewer from your computer, then scroll down to the bottom of this article for manual removal instructions.
In general, there is nothing new or shocking about LyricsViewer, because it belongs to the Lyrics family adware. Other similar applications include Lyrics Fan, Lyrics Monkey, Boby Lyrics and many other adware applications. Consequently, all these apps are known to be related to Jollywallet Adware, Ad.yieldmanager, Xtendmedia and other advertising systems. Therefore, although LyricsViewer presents itself as a tool that can turn your YouTube music video viewing into personal karaoke sessions (after all, it DOES display lyrics next to the music videos), the main concern regarding LyricsViewer definitely involves constant exposure to commercial advertisements.
Although it is possible to download and install LyricsViewer from the official website, you cannot rule out the possibility that this adware application might also arrive bundled with freeware. All the applications from Lyrics family are known to be distributed via bundled downloads. This way, the responsibility for installing LyricsViewer onto the PC partially falls on the user as well, because it is very likely that you can easily opt out of installing the application, if you remain attentive during freeware installation, and read all the options carefully.
The problem is that LyricsViewer needs to display these commercial advertisements you see on various websites in order to remain a free application. Subsequently, it cannot be held responsible for the ads content, because it does not generate it. The content is generated based on your web browsing habits, so that the ads would be related to your likes and preferences, as it increases the possibility of you clicking the advertisement.
However, if a malevolent third party embeds its content into LyricsViewer ads, after one single stray click, you could get redirected to a malicious website, or even worse – get infected with malware. Although that is not a definite outcome, you need to consider all the potential security risks, and then remove LyricsViewer from your computer.
If you think that you may have other potentially unwanted applications installed, scan your PC with SpyHunter free scanner, and then invest in a licensed antimalware tool if need be. Just like it has been mentioned above, it is not hard to remove LyricsViewer manually, but you should always check for any potential leftovers, that may prove to be troublesome later on. Your computer security should be your utmost priority.
Manual LyricsViewer Removal
Windows Vista & Windows 7
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