If an unknown site called LearnTheLyrics keeps showing up as your homepage or search engine then you need to know that your machine has become a victim of the hijacker. It is able to hijack your internet browser such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge to its webpage. You’ll notice that the internet browser homepage, search provider by default and new tab page have modified to LearnTheLyrics. Whenever you search for anything in Google (Bing or Yahoo) you will get redirected to other search engines that are 100% commercial. Please read this article below for more troubleshooting info. Here’s the complete guide that would help remove LearnTheLyrics from your web browser.
The LearnTheLyrics hijacker infection takes over your web browser’s default search provider and controls what will be displayed to you whenever you do a searching. Other than the search results, it also provides lots of undesired advertisements on the search page. Some of these advertisements created to force you into buying certain questionable products and programs. Moreover, sometimes, those advertisements could reroute you to misleading or harmful sites.
Often, the system which has been infected with LearnTheLyrics hijacker, will be also affected by adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) that opens a large number of various advertisements. It can be pop-ups, text links in the web pages, banners where they never had. What is more, the adware can replace the legitimate advertisements with malicious advertisements that will offer to download and install malicious software and unwanted software or visit the various dangerous and misleading sites.
We advise you to free your personal computer of hijacker as quickly as possible. Use the step-by-step guidance below which will assist to remove LearnTheLyrics homepage and ‘ad-supported’ programs, which can be installed onto your PC system along with it.
Remove LearnTheLyrics from Google Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge
We are presenting a few methods to remove LearnTheLyrics from the Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Firefox using only internal Windows functions. Most of hijackers and PUPs can be removed via these processes. If these steps does not help to get rid of LearnTheLyrics, then it is better to use a free malicious software removal utilities linked below.
To remove LearnTheLyrics, use the following steps:
- How to get rid of LearnTheLyrics manually
- Scan your personal computer and delete LearnTheLyrics with free utilities
- Run AdBlocker to block LearnTheLyrics and stay safe online
- How can you prevent your computer from the attack of LearnTheLyrics hijacker
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How to get rid of LearnTheLyrics manually
The useful removal instructions for the LearnTheLyrics home page. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to get rid of LearnTheLyrics redirect let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Uninstall LearnTheLyrics associated software by using MS Windows Control Panel
First method for manual hijacker infection removal is to go into the Windows “Control Panel”, then “Uninstall a program” console. Take a look at the list of apps on your PC and see if there are any suspicious and unknown programs. If you see any, you need to delete them. Of course, before doing so, you can do an World Wide Web search to find details on the program. If it is a potentially unwanted program, ad supported software or malware, you will likely find information that says so.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then click Windows button, next click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then click “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will display the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will show a list of all programs installed on the machine.
- Scroll through the all list, and uninstall questionable and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort software by date.
See more details in the video guidance below.
Remove LearnTheLyrics start page from Firefox
Resetting your Firefox is first troubleshooting step for any issues with your internet browser application, including the redirect to LearnTheLyrics web site. Essential information such as bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, cookies, auto-fill data and personal dictionaries will not be removed.
Run the Mozilla Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the web browser screen. Next, press the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will open the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you are unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown in the following example.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation dialog box. The Mozilla Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the browser hijacker which alters browser settings to replace your newtab page, home page and default search engine with LearnTheLyrics site. After, it’s finished, press the “Finish” button.
Delete LearnTheLyrics search from Microsoft Internet Explorer
In order to restore all web-browser start page, default search engine and new tab you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the MS Windows was installed on your computer.
First, open the IE, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will show the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, press the “Reset” button as shown on the screen below.
After the task is finished, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and restart your system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your browser’s start page, search engine and new tab page to default state.
Remove LearnTheLyrics from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings can help you solve some problems caused by hijacker and get rid of LearnTheLyrics from start page, search provider by default and newtab. This will also disable malicious plugins as well as clear cookies and site data. It’ll keep your personal information such as browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and web form auto-fill data.
- First, run the Google Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will open the Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed add-ons. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google Chrome menu once again, press the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Advanced” link, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset settings prompt as shown on the screen above.
- Confirm the web-browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Scan your personal computer and delete LearnTheLyrics with free utilities
If you are not expert at computers, then we recommend to run free removal tools listed below to remove LearnTheLyrics redirect for good. The automatic method is highly recommended. It has less steps and easier to implement than the manual method. Moreover, it lower risk of system damage. So, the automatic LearnTheLyrics removal is a better option.
Automatically remove LearnTheLyrics search with Zemana AntiMalware
Zemana Free is a tool which can get rid of adware, potentially unwanted apps, browser hijackers and other malicious software from your computer easily and for free. Zemana is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under MS Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of system resources.
Now you can install and run Zemana AntiMalware to remove LearnTheLyrics start page from your web-browser by following the steps below:
Click the following link to download Zemana Anti-Malware installation package called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your machine. Save it on your Windows desktop.
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Run the setup file after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to setup this tool on your machine.
During installation you can change certain settings, but we suggest you do not make any changes to default settings.
When setup is done, this malicious software removal tool will automatically launch and update itself. You will see its main window like below.
Now click the “Scan” button to detect browser hijacker responsible for LearnTheLyrics homepage. Depending on your computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the tool is scanning, you can see number of objects and files has already scanned.
Once the checking is finished, Zemana will create a list of unwanted programs ad supported software. Review the scan results and then click “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will remove hijacker that responsible for web-browser redirect to the annoying LearnTheLyrics web-site. After the process is done, you can be prompted to restart your personal computer to make the change take effect.
Delete LearnTheLyrics browser hijacker infection and malicious extensions with HitmanPro
HitmanPro is a completely free (30 day trial) utility. You don’t need expensive methods to get rid of browser hijacker which cause LearnTheLyrics web page to appear and other malicious programs. HitmanPro will uninstall all the undesired apps such as adware and hijacker infections for free.
Installing the Hitman Pro is simple. First you will need to download Hitman Pro by clicking on the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Once downloading is complete, open the file location. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the Hitman Pro desktop icon. When the utility is started, you will see a screen as displayed on the image below.
Further, click “Next” button to begin scanning your PC system for the browser hijacker that causes web-browsers to display unwanted LearnTheLyrics web page. Depending on your machine, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. When the scan is complete, you’ll be shown the list of all detected threats on your PC like below.
Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and click “Next” button. It will show a prompt, click the “Activate free license” button.
Automatically remove LearnTheLyrics homepage with Malwarebytes
Manual LearnTheLyrics homepage removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the browser hijacker infection can be not completely removed. We recommend that use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your PC system of hijacker. Moreover, the free program will help you to remove malware, potentially unwanted software, adware and toolbars that your PC can be infected too.
Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of MalwareBytes for Windows. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop or in any other place.
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After the downloading process is done, close all apps and windows on your computer. Double-click the setup file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as displayed below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you set up MalwareBytes Free on your PC system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is finished successfully, click Finish button. MalwareBytes AntiMalware will automatically start and you can see its main screen as displayed on the screen below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) program will scan through the whole PC for the hijacker which cause LearnTheLyrics webpage to appear. This process may take some time, so please be patient. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is done.
After the scan is complete, you can check all threats found on your personal computer. When you’re ready, click “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will remove browser hijacker that changes internet browser settings to replace your search engine, newtab page and home page with LearnTheLyrics page and add threats to the Quarantine. After that process is complete, you may be prompted to reboot the system.
We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes to get rid of adware, hijacker infection and other malicious software.
Run AdBlocker to block LearnTheLyrics and stay safe online
One of the worst things is the fact that you cannot block all those unwanted websites such as LearnTheLyrics using only built-in MS Windows capabilities. However, there is a application out that you can use to block undesired browser redirects, advertisements and popups in any modern web browsers including Chrome, Edge, IE and Mozilla Firefox. It is called Adguard and it works very well.
Download AdGuard on your MS Windows Desktop from the link below.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
When the download is done, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown in the figure below.
Follow the prompts. After the installation is complete, you will see a window like below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop advertisements, web sites such as LearnTheLyrics, as well as other malicious or misleading web sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which can be found on your desktop.
How can you prevent your computer from the attack of LearnTheLyrics hijacker
Now your computer should be free of the browser hijacker infection that responsible for web-browser redirect to the annoying LearnTheLyrics web-site. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop ups and unwanted malicious pages) and Zemana Free (to periodically scan your computer for new hijackers and other malware). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of LearnTheLyrics redirect from the Microsoft Edge, IE, Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, then ask for help here here.