Help with removing this annoying thing

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  1. RenderCat
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    Hey guys,
    I have a question and i was really hoping that you could help me. I noticed that you write here a lot, so i think that someone might have an answer to my question.

    well, here is the thing... a couple of days ago a strange add on appeared in my browser (i use Firefox) i really don't know how and why it got there, but I want to remove it... Its called Adware.AddLyrics and it says i can search for lyrics for youtube videos. I don't want it. Does anyone now how to get rid of this thing? I tried to remove it from the add ons list but nothing happened :(
     
  2. Veho

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    See if it's installed itself somewhere else too. Open the "add/remove programs" menu and check.
    EDIT: You might need an adware remover program to fully remove it.
     
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    Wouldn't you just have to go into extensions and turn it off
     
  5. captain_corona

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    go into extensions (or use chrome which is much better)
     
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    Go into the Mozilla folder in your hard drive and delete the file(s) you want from the extensions folder. If you're in Windows 7 (and I hope you are), then there will be these folders: ProgramData and Program Files.
     
  7. RenderCat
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    Hi again , thank you all for helping !!!​
    It turned out that it isn't dangerous, but still it's recommended to be removed. I found a guide that says how to remove it http://www.xp-vista.com/spyware-removal/adware-addlyrics-removal-guide but that wasn't enough.. I also had to download an antimalware tool and an antivirus program (as Veho said). I chose those two and I really hope they are a good decision http://www.malwarebytes.org http://www.avira.com/en/index
    yusuo, captain_corona, calmwaters , I already had done that, it was the first thing i thought of..​
    Thank you guys :)