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101 Lyrics Virus

Posted: April 8, 2014

Threat Metric

Ranking: 1,114
Threat Level: 1/10
Infected PCs: 4,567
First Seen: April 8, 2014
Last Seen: October 11, 2021
OS(es) Affected: Windows

The 101 Lyrics Virus is a Potentially Unwanted Program which lays claim to a portion of your hard drive by appearing to offer lyrical features for major streaming sites. Like all similar lyrics-based PUPs that malware experts have seen, the 101 Lyrics Virus is less functional as a musical assistant than the 101 Lyrics Virus is as a purveyor of advertisements and other, equally undesirable browser functions. Even though the 101 Lyrics Virus cannot be considered a true virus, the 101 Lyrics Virus's deletion continues to be a recommendation that should require little thought before enacting with reliable anti-adware products.

The Earworm Whose Lyrics are Advertisements

The 101 Lyrics Virus is a member of one of the broadest categories of Potentially Unwanted Programs: the music video lyrics assistant. Although the 101 Lyrics Virus does implement its stated feature of providing sing-along lyrics to music videos for sites like YouTube, the 101 Lyrics Virus also includes several, unrelated features that have no benefits to its user base. Currently, malware researchers have confirmed that these features focus on providing advertising content through pop-up windows, injected hyperlinks and other browser changes. These types of advertisements may be initial sources of attacks against vulnerable PCs, and are especially well-known for distributing fraudulent software updates that carry various forms of threats.

A lesser but not-negligible function of the 101 Lyrics Virus is its potential for installing new updates to itself automatically. Auto-updating functions may allow the 101 Lyrics Virus to conduct other browser modifications, which often entail homepage changes or search hijacks. Overall, with poor value for its benefits, the 101 Lyrics Virus is classified as another PUP whose deletion should require little thought, assuming that you have dependable anti-adware utilities on your computer.

Bringing the Song of Unwanted Advertisements to a Screeching Halt

The 101 Lyrics Virus does not infect files as a virus would, but the 101 Lyrics Virus may try to conceal some of its components or block your efforts at removing its Web-browsing alterations. Most anti-malware products also should provide some features for eliminating adware like the 101 Lyrics Virus, while specialized anti-adware tools should be especially able to identify and delete the 101 Lyrics Virus specifically, rather than heuristically (based on its general behavior as unwanted software). As usual, malware experts see no cause for recommending to keep a PUP installed that causes more problems than it provides benefits.

The distribution techniques being used by the 101 Lyrics Virus are being investigated, but show signs of using bundles and social engineering strategies that could install a 101 Lyrics Virus automatically. Any doubts about the safety of a potential installer of a 101 Lyrics Virus can be resolved by appropriate file-scanning security software, and malware analysts also would encourage avoiding sites with particularly firm histories of promoting unwanted advertising add-ons.

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