Remove Splashtop Connect IE

Splashtop Connect IE is an adware browser program, that displays pop-up ads and advertisements on web pages. The “Ads by Splashtop Connect IE” advertisements will be shown as various coupons, as underlined keywords, pop-up ads or advertising banners. Splashtop Connect IE is advertised as software that displays coupons for sites you are visiting and competitive prices when you are viewing product pages at sites like ebay and Amazon. Though this may sound like a useful thing, the Splashtop Connect IE program is very intrusive and displays ads whether you want them to or not.
Remove Splashtop Connect IE
When installed, the Splashtop Connect IE browser extension will display advertising banners, pop-up advertisements and in-text ads, stating that they are brought to you by “Splashtop Connect IE”. The ads will have different text under the pop-up such as “Powered by Splashtop Connect IE” or “Ads by Splashtop Connect IE”. These ads are aimed to promote the installation of additional questionable content including web browser toolbars, optimization utilities and other PUPs (potentially unwanted programs), all so the Splashtop Connect IE publisher can generate pay-per-click revenue.

When infected with Splashtop Connect IE the common symptoms include:
  • Advertising banners are injected with the web pages that you are visiting.
  • Splashtop Connect IE will inject pop-up ads, advertising banners and in-text ads within your web browser
  • Random web page text is turned into hyperlinks.
  • Browser popups appear which recommend fake updates or other software.
  • Other unwanted adware programs might get installed without the user’s knowledge.

How did Splashtop Connect IE get installed on my computer?

Splashtop Connect IE is an adware program that is commonly bundled with other free programs that you download off of the Internet. Unfortunately, some free downloads do not adequately disclose that other software will also be installed and you may find that you have installed Splashtop Connect IE without your consent. You should always pay attention when installing software because often, a software installer includes optional installs, such as this Splashtop Connect IE adware. Be very careful what you agree to install and always opt-out. Always opt for the custom installation and deselect anything that is not familiar, especially optional software that you never wanted to download and install in the first place.

How to Remove Splashtop Connect IE

ByteFence Anti-Malware is a free removal program designed to remove Splashtop Connect IE as well as other malware and adware on your computer. ByteFence scan and removal is 100% free. Please follow the steps below to allow ByteFence to automatically find and remove any traces of malware.

Step 1. Download ByteFence Anti-Malware from the link below. Save the file named bytefence-installer.exe to your Desktop so that we can easily access the file.

Download ByteFence AntiMalware

Step 2. After downloading, navigate to the file bytefence-installer.exe and double-click it. This will start the installation procedure. User Account Control will prompt if you want to run the program, click Yes to continue.

ByteFence Anti-Malaware install icon

Step 3. On initial launch of the ByteFence program, it will display a welcome screen as shown in the image below. Click Next to start the installation procedure.

ByteFence Anti-Malaware installer setup welcome screen

Step 4. Next, you need to accept the license agreement before ByteFence Anti-Malware can be installed onto the computer. Choose ‘I accept the terms in the license agreement’. Then, click Next button.

ByteFence Anti-Malaware installer license screen

Step 5. On the next prompts, please click appropriate button to proceed. At the end of the installation process, it will display ByteFence Anti-Malware Setup Completed. Just leave the Launch ByteFence checked and, click Finish.

ByteFence Anti-Malaware install er setup complete

Step 6. Once launched, ByteFence will begin scanning your computer for Splashtop Connect IE along with other malware, worms, Trojans, spyware, adware and potentially unwanted software. The initial scan will take about 5 to 10 minutes depending on the size of your computer. During this scan process you can close or minimize the window. Once the scan has completed it will notify you.

ByteFence Anti-Malaware scanning for Splashtop Connect IE

Step 7. After the scan completes you will be presented with a a number of detected malware if your computer turns out to be infected with Splashtop Connect IE along with other risks. You can scroll through the list of all risks detected and check all risks that you would like ByteFence to automatically remove from your computer. (Please not the screen below will be dependent of what risks are found on your computer.)

ByteFence Anti-Malaware detection of Splashtop Connect IE

Step 8. In the bottom right hand corner of the window click the Removed Checked button to begin the removal process. This should take only a few moments.

ByteFence Anti-Malaware removing Splashtop Connect IE

Step 9. Once complete your computer will be risk free and Splashtop Connect IE should be completely removed. if you have run a quick scan you might want to run a full scan afterwards to make sure any left-over items are removed as well (although items are no longer active you might want to remove them too).

Step 10. Just keep ByteFence installed and its real-time protection and schedule scans will keep your computer safe from now on.

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