What is the STC.dll component needed for?Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.
The STC.dll process is also known as Splashtop Connect IE Extension and is a part of Splashtop Connect IE or, as the case may be, Splashtop Connect for IE. This software is produced by Splashtop. An obsolete or defective version of STC.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Splashtop Connect IE Extension has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Splashtop Connect IE Extension has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- STC.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module STC.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about STC.dll Splashtop Connect IE Extension
STC.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file STC.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 345,968 bytes.
This DLL file is a browser plug-in. This could mean that your Internet Explorer has been given additional useful capabilities. However, not all such plug-ins are worthwhile. Some just display advertisements or surreptitiously change your browser settings. The unique identifer of the browser plug-in is 0E5680D1-BF44-4929-94AF-FD30D784AD1D. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It can analyze your Internet behavior, since it acts like an Internet Explorer plug-in. It has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. The service has no characteristics or description of its own. This is unusual. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. You can use Windows Control Panel (Programs icon) to completely remove the software. The file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. For this reason, 36% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves STC.dll. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about STC?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Splashtop Connect IE or Splashtop Connect for IE
To remove Splashtop Connect IE Extension from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Splashtop Connect IE or Splashtop Connect for IE in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if STC.dll (Splashtop Connect IE Extension) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Splashtop Connect IE Extension. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Splashtop Connect IE Extension or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or STC.dll is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.