Help with removing this annoying thing

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by RenderCat, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. RenderCat

    RenderCat Newbie

    Oct 16, 2013
    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

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Former Staff
    Apr 4, 2006
    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.
  3. TehSkull

    TehSkull Living the life

    Nov 29, 2009
    United States
  4. yusuo

    yusuo GBAtemp Addict

    Oct 19, 2006
    Wouldn't you just have to go into extensions and turn it off
  5. captain_corona

    captain_corona Member

    Oct 10, 2013
    United States
    New York
    go into extensions (or use chrome which is much better)
    Coltonamore likes this.
  6. calmwaters

    calmwaters Cat's best friend

    May 27, 2013
    United States
    happy land
    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

    RenderCat Newbie

    Oct 16, 2013
    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 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
    yusuo, captain_corona, calmwaters , I already had done that, it was the first thing i thought of..​
    Thank you guys :)
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