Most antivirus programs classify 116.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: e.g. WS.Reputation.1 (detected by Symantec), and Adware:Win32/AddLyrics (detected by Microsoft). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated Lyrics-Pal software, it's no surprise. In most cases, this kind of adware is installed on the side when you install a freeware product like a Youtube Downloader or a PDF Converter. In the following selection, you can read more about Lyrics-Pal and how to get rid of it.
Description: 116.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The 116.dll file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)" (common is C:\Program Files (x86)\LyricsPal\ or C:\Program Files (x86)\LyricsFolder\).
The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 185,856 bytes.
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your web browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as part of the browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO include AF252F2C-0F44-47A7-89B9-3AFF5A17DEB2 or 463B0ED4-8AFA-404B-90E7-4063A0708050 or 5 more variants. The program has no visible window. The 116.dll file is able to monitor web browsers. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous.
Recommended: Identify 116.dll related errors
Important: You should check the 116.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Lyrics-Pal has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active 116 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the 116.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.
Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.