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USB to UART Bridge Controller

What is USB to UART Bridge Controller?

This driver enables the PC to read and write to supported removable storage cards and is required to connect the reader the PC.


USB to UART Bridge Controller is a software program developed by Alcor Micro. 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 8 files and is usually about 894.7 KB (916,173 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 89% of users of USB to UART Bridge Controller come from the United States, it is also popular in BG and Canada.

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: 894.7 KB

Program filesFiles installed by USB to UART Bridge Controller

  • InstHrnt.exe - Hornet Install Package (Hornet Driver Installer)
  • MntrHrnt.exe - Hornet Device Monitor
  • SkipWHQL.exe - WHQL Warning Dialog Skipper
  • CleanEvro.exe - CleanEvro Application (Clean Hornet Environment)
  • UninHrnt.exe - Uninstaller Application (Uninstaller MFC Application)
  • AutoLaunch.exe (by Walter Oney Software) - AutoLaunch (AutoLaunch Service for Windows 2000 & Windows 98)
  • HlprHrnt.dll
  • StartService.dll

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 UART Bridge Controller?

You can uninstall USB to UART 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 UART 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 UART Bridge Controller.

Win 7 (SP1) 43%
Win 8.1 14%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 42.86%
Windows XP 28.57%
Windows 10 28.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.86%
Microsoft Windows XP 28.57%
Windows 10 Pro 14.29%
Windows 8.1 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 88.89%
  BG 5.56%
  Canada 5.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 16.67%
Toshiba 16.67%
Lenovo 16.67%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L555D 20.00%
LENOVO 20217 20.00%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 20.00%
Gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2H 20.00%
Dell Dell DXP061 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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