Do you know anything about adware Lyrics-Monkey? You may have found that your computer has become super slow but don’t know the reason. You believe you have a well-known antivirus program installed on the computer and it is able to protect your computer from any cyber threat. So you’re surprised to see the antivirus program reports that the computer is infected with adware Lyrics-Monkey. Why antivirus program cannot delete it? Is there any way to completely deal with the nasty infection? Yes, now there is an effective manual method to get you out of the trouble. You can get your answer below.
Lyrics-Monkey is classified as unwanted adware that is widely spreading on the internet via advertisement online and social communication. You may think it is a friendly implication at the first sight as it disguises itself so well to convince users it is able to highly improve music experience. Don’t be tricked by its hypocrisy. Actually LyricsMonkey is only a kind of hazardous adware. It is capable to destroy more than 50 files on the infected computer which makes the system under a dangerous situation. It also has the ability to bundle with other malicious viruses into the targeted computer to mess up the computer together. Furthermore, the infection can change the default home page or default toolbar without your permission. In most cases, when you are visiting online shopping store, ads and coupons related to Lyrics Monkey will pop up crazily. And cyber criminals will be able to collect useful information like the contents of your chat or your passwords in order to achieve their evil goals by flooding you with precise advertisements.
The Lyrics-Monkey software is typically defined as an unwanted application created by malware vendors who try to gain profit by luring people to visit their commercial websites which show many tempting deals and offers. If you click negligently one of them, a lot of trouble will come consequently. The adware can sneak into your computer secretly if you visit a malicious website, open a spam email attachment or download a malware onto your computer. After it is installed automatically, you will find that Lyrics-Monkey adware alters the web pages you browse and ends up with advertisements. As a matter of fact, when you launch the browser and try to surf the internet as usual, it can block you from viewing the websites you want, instead Lyrics-Monkey adware pop up annoyingly. Although it keeps stating that it is useful software which can save you time and money. Be careful with this temptation. In this case, what you need to do is to get rid of it as early as possible before it further damages your system.
Adware infection like Lyrics-Monkey pop-up may enter your system as an add-on for your browser or bundled-up with some free software. Most of time, it can be downloaded from a website you visited, something you clicked on, or a pop-up that you did not request to view. It can redirect your Internet searches to random sites, disallow you from visiting certain Web sites, and change your Internet home page. In addition, it is able to slow your computer, decrease your available memory, and flood your computer with popup advertisements. When you detect the presence of such malicious hijacker, a complete removal is needed without any hesitation.
1. It can not only change your web pages, but also alter other settings to add toolbars, pop-up advertisements, and bookmarks that you did not create.
2. It can modify the homepage settings of your web browser, more commonly by reducing your internet security options. And the worse thing is it prevents you from changing them back.
3. New toolbars or Favorites are installed that give you icons and links to web pages that you don’t want.
4. It may block you from visiting certain website you’d like to visit and show an error page instead.
5. It will display constant pop-up ads, sometimes in such large amounts that you are not able to close neither the ads nor the browser.
Lyrics-Monkey Pop-up hijacks your browser to redirect your web search results and changes the homepage and browser settings. To completely uninstall it from an infected system, manual removal is the first choice because sometimes antivirus software cannot pick up the exact computer threat timely or remove it permanently. Now most browser hijackers are quite similar to spyware and adware threats and therefore cannot be removed with the help of popular antivirus products. Users can follow the manual guide here to get rid of this browser hijacker completely.
1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies” button
2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once Lyrics-Monkey is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.
(The name of the virus process can be random.)
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window：
3. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
4. Remove all the malicious files related to Lyrics-Monkey Pop-up manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
Once Lyrics-Monkey sneaks into your computer successfully, it is able to modify system registry settings and files immediately. What is worse, it can bypass many antivirus programs, and users cannot delete the adware by simply scanning and removing. It is really a splitting headache for many computer users. Therefore, the manual removal process can be a more effective measure to remove the Lyrics-Monkey adware completely.
Published by & last updated on September 23, 2014 6:31 am