Quite often even the applications that are supposed to be useful can eventually turn out to be harmful to your system. Lyricspack Ads is a simply browser add-on that is classified as adware application. Its initial function is to display lyrics next to YouTube videos. However, in order to “survive” (as Lyricspack Ads service is free) the program indulges into displaying tons of commercial advertisements. That is something the majority of computer users wish to avoid, but the mere display of pop-ups and their number is not the main reason why you should remove Lyricspack Ads from the system.
The main problem lies within the fact that Lyricspack Ads can be easily exploited by malware. Naturally, it is not a definite outcome in case of the Lyricspack Ads installation, but such plugins are highly vulnerable to third party exploitation, because in order to display the aforementioned pop-up ads, the app needs to make use of a third party advertising network. In other words – it DOES NOT generate the ads itself and it digs into a sort of a database that belongs to a third party. Consequently, Lyricspack Ads does not review the content of the ads it displays, and therefore, sooner or later it may display an advertisement with suspicious content.
Accidental clicking on an advertisement that contains an outgoing link to an unfamiliar website might eventually lead to either a malware infection or a money theft. Do not forget that nowadays the main objective of cyber crooks is money, and there are hundreds of scams that are devised in order to trick users into spending their money for nothing. Swindling you out of your money may not be the main objective of Lyricspack Ads application, but indirectly it may become a part of a cyber criminal act.
Thus, how to avoid Lyricspack Ads? For starters, you need to avoid all the other plugins from the Lyrics family that includes Lyrics Monkey, Adware.AddLyrics, Lyrics Fan and so on. These applications do not have an official website from which you could download them, but Lyricspack Ads and others usually arrived bundled with freeware. It means that you need to be absolutely careful whenever you install new software apps on your PC, especially if you have downloaded them from third party (non-official) websites.
Luckily, it is not hard to uninstall Lyricspack Ads via Control Panel, but once you have gotten rid of the plugin, you need to scan your PC with SpyHunter free scanner to check for other potential threats. As it has been mentioned above, the app comes with other freeware which may also turn out to be potentially harmful. Do take your computer security seriously, and safeguard it against various threats.
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