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What percent of users and experts removed it?
56% remove it44% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,657
United States Rank #7,674
Reach 0.1123%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.57 days
252.87 days >
Average installed length: 132.87 days


VersionDistribution 0.05% 53.66% 2.30% 0.95% 25.97% 17.07%

Splashtop Connect IE

What is Splashtop Connect IE?

Splashtop Connect is a browser extension for Internet Explorer bundled with Splashtop Remote.

About  (from Splashtop)

Introducing Splashtop Connect, the browser extension for Internet Explorer, now available for FREE download. Splashtop Connect lets you Search via your favorite search engine, quickly access your most visited sites and easily keep up with the most popular keywords. Like all Splashtop products, Splashtop Connect is desi...  Read more


Splashtop Connect IE is a software program developed by Splashtop. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named STCAgent.exe. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 18.4 MB (19,295,196 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 23% of users of Splashtop Connect IE come from the United States, it is also popular in Egypt and Iran.
  • Starts automatically
  • Integrates into the web browser
Bundled relationships

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.splashtop.com/connect
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Splashtop\Splashtop Connect IE\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{418D77E2-7B60-48F8-B016-30A32699EE74}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 18.4 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Splashtop Connect IE

Program executable:STCAgent.exe
Name:Splashtop Connect IE
Splashtop Connect IE Agent.
Path:C:\Program Files\Splashtop\Splashtop Connect IE\STCAgent.exe
Additional files:
  • STCRes.dll - Splashtop Connect for IE Extension
  • STCActivate.exe - Splashtop Connect IE.
  • AddressBarSearch.dll - Splashtop Connect IE (Addressbar search extention.)
  • LowerHelper.exe - Lower Helper Application.
  • STC.dll - Splashtop Connect IE Extension.
  • stcagent.exe - Splashtop Connect IE Agent.
  • STCHelper.exe - Splashtop Connect IE Helper.
  • STCWB.dll - Splashtop Connect IE Sina Weibo Extension.

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • STC.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Splashtop Connect VisualBookmark' with the class of {0E5680D1-BF44-4929-94AF-FD30D784AD1D}.
Internet Explorer Bar
  • STC.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Splashtop Connect SideBar' with a class of {42262EC6-50E2-43B1-B0EF-A07DEEF7E241}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • AddressBarSearch.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Splashtop Connect SearchHook' with a class of {0F3DC9E0-C459-4a40-BCF8-747BD9322E10} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • STCActivate.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FA374F7F-796E-429D-A77A-921F64AD77E2}' (runs on registration).
  • STCHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DC6ECCE6-94BF-4E15-A0D6-BC86B75631A6}' (runs on registration).
  • STCAgent.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CC75083D-DD2A-4C50-BD70-50650181CAA3}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • STCAgent.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'STCAgent' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Splashtop\Splashtop Connect IE\STCAgent.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.04 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0078726026%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00623524%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00163736%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Splashtop Connect IE?

You can uninstall Splashtop Connect IE from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Splashtop Connect IE, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Splashtop Connect IE.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Splashtop Connect IE you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 72%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 56%
Keep it 44%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 89.30%
Windows XP 5.28%
Windows 10 5.10%
Windows Vista 0.27%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 43.75%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.37%
Windows 7 Professional 16.03%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.25%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.17%
Windows 10 Home 2.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.96% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 22.96%
  Egypt 10.15%
  Iran 9.32%
  Germany 6.51%
  DZ 4.72%
  Australia 3.65%
  United Kingdom 2.86%
  France 2.45%
  Israel 2.40%
  Taiwan 2.32%
  Brazil 1.99%
  Russia 1.74%
  BD 1.70%
  Poland 1.41%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 16.54%
ASUS 5.31%
Hewlett-Packard 4.73%
Dell 4.28%
Lenovo 1.08%
Samsung 0.51%
Alienware 0.51%
MSI 0.11%
Common models
Gigabyte G41MT-S2PT 12.55%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2P 6.72%
Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 4.94%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P 3.29%
Gigabyte G41M-Combo 3.16%
Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 2.74%

About Splashtop

Splashtop's product Splashtop OS, is an ‘instant-on’ computing platform designed for fast, efficient computing.
Publisher URL: www.splashtop.com


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