The Adware.LyriXeeker is a computer infection which is developed by the hackers for commercial purposes to promote certain products or websites. There are different levels of this infection, and some are extremely severe for the health of your PC resources as well as data stored. This malicious application installed as a browser helper object along with your browser, and then starts recording your online activities. Whenever you try to search anything, it will be redirected towards unwanted websites where you are encouraged to buy some unknown products. It also blocks you to access some of your crucial web resources, and system utilities like task manager, and registry editor. This dangerous worm has the ability to replicate itself by changing the name and location to avoid any detection through normal antivirus program. This virus sneaks in the computers while performing unsafe browsing, downloading freeware from unauthentic sources, clicking on the corrupt social media links, and sharing resources with other infected computers on the same network.
The Manual Removal of Adware.LyriXeeker
After knowing that the computer is compromised to the Adware.LyriXeeker virus, you have to find a way to get rid of this virus. If you are a novice user, choose any automatic removal tool to remove this virus as it is easier as well as effective. Besides that, the manual removal is also available that consists of the following steps:-
Change the Mode of Operation from Normal to Safe Mode
Before going through the complicated steps of the manual removal, you need to restart the computer, and access the boot options menu by using the F8 key repeatedly. Once the boot options are accessed, select the safe mode option and hit the Enter key to reboot the computer in the safe mode.
End the Malicious Processes
After accessing the safe mode of operation, you can start the manual removal process of the Adware.LyriXeeker infection by getting rid of the associated processes of this virus. Hold the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys together to access the windows task manager, and select on the processes tab to see the list of processes running in the background of the system. Remove the following associated processes of this infection:-
- %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
Remove the Associated Data
You have to get rid of the following corrupt associated files with the help of the Delete key:-
Reverse the Modification in the Windows Registry
Access the registry editor through the RegEdit command which you need to execute through the Run option available in the Start menu. Once the registry editor is accessed, you have to delete the following suspicious entries associated with the Adware.LyriXeeker, and close the registry editor:-
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Adware.LyriXeeker\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Adware.LyriXeeker\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\Adware.LyriXeeker\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Adware.LyriXeeker\DisplayName Adware.LyriXeeker
Restart the PC in the normal mode to see the effect of changes you have made recently, and run a complete system scan through an updated version of any reliable antivirus software.