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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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VersionDistribution 100.00%

USB to Serial Bridge Controller

What is USB to Serial Bridge Controller?

USB to Serial Bridge Controller provides a convenient simple solution for connecting an full-duplex asynchronous serial device (TX-RX only) to any Universal Serial Bus (USB) capable host.


During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 534.39 KB (547,214 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.alcormicro.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Hornet\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\8\Intel 32\IDriver.exe /M{B39C475A-77A7-446D-B423-8051E976D910} /l1033
Estimated size: 534.39 KB

Program filesFiles installed by USB to Serial Bridge Controller

  • InstHrnt.exe - Hornet Install Package (Hornet Driver Installer)
  • MntrHrnt.exe - Hornet Device Monitor
  • SkipWHQL.exe - WHQL Warning Dialog Skipper
  • UninHrnt.exe - Hornet Driver Uninstaller
  • softctrl.sys - Hornet (Flow Control Driver - Generic RS232)
  • HlprHrnt.dll
  • usbser.sys (by Microsoft) - USB Modem Driver

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • MntrHrnt.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HornetMonitor' which loads as C:\Program Files\Common Files\Hornet\MntrHrnt.exe.

How do I remove USB to Serial Bridge Controller?

You can uninstall USB to Serial Bridge Controller 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 USB to Serial Bridge Controller, 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 USB to Serial Bridge Controller.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win XP 20%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.00%
Windows XP 40.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 40.00%
Windows 7 Professional 40.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.00%
  Belgium 10.00%
  Canada 10.00%
  France 10.00%
  Israel 10.00%
  Singapore 10.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 40.00%
Sahara 20.00%
MSI 20.00%
Apple 20.00%
Common models
Micro-Star EX720 20.00%
Dell Latitude E5520 20.00%
Dell Inspiron 530 20.00%
Apple Inc. MacBookPro4,1 20.00%
Acer Aspire 5600 20.00%

About (from Alcor Micro Corp.)

Established in 1996, Alcor Micro Corporation is a Taiwan based, fabless IC Design Company with operations located globally.
Publisher URL: www.alcormicro.com


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