The Ads by LyricsDroid is a recently discovered adware infection that is wisely designed by the cyber crooks to gain the commercial benefits. Once this malicious application enters in the system, it multiplies itself, and creates thousands of variants to destroy every part of your computer separately. You will see the keywords that are underlined, and hyperlinked when you took your mouse over them. Once installed on any computer, it changes the parameters of the resource usage, and consumes a high percentage of the CPU due to which the speed of the system degrades manifold. This malicious application is capable of recording your browsing activity, and display targeted pop-up ads. Most of these ads are for the commercial purposes to promote certain products and services. The hackers use this adware to promote some rogue applications, and run commercial advertisement campaigns to make money from affiliate sales as well as pay per click programs.
Removal of Ads by LyricsDroid
The Ads by LyricsDroid is one of the most destructive adware program that can make your system completely useless if not removed in time. There are a number of automatic tools available to get rid of this infection within just a few clicks of the mouse. The manual removal of this malicious application is a tough ask for the novice computer users, and described below:-
Change the Mode of Operation from Normal to Safe Mode
Restart the infected system from the Start menu, and strike the F8 key repeatedly while the system is restarted to access the boot options. Select the safe mode option from the list before pressing the Enter key to access the system in the safe mode.
End the Malicious Processes
Another important step of this manual removal process is, killing the associated processes of the Ads by LyricsDroid. In this regard, you have to hold the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys together to open the windows task manager, and click on the Processes tab under the task manager window. End the following associated processes of this nasty adware program:-
- %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].ex
Remove the Associated Data
After completing the removal of the associated processes, it is time to get rid of the associated data of this infection. Remove the following suspicious files from the system files folder with the help of the Delete key:-
Reverse the Modification in the Windows Registry
You have to open the registry editor by executing the Regedit command through the Run option available in the Start menu. Once the registry editor is accessed, you have to remove the following associated entries of the Ads by LyricsDroid from the windows registry before closing the registry editor:-
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\LyricsDroid\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\LyricsDroid\UninstallString “%AppData%[RANDOM CHARACTERS][RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\LyricsDroid\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\LyricsDroid\DisplayName LyricsDroid
Restart the system in the normal mode to see how effectively you are able to follow the instructions, and run a complete system scan after updating your existing antivirus.