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USB to UART Bridge Controller Driver


USB to UART Bridge Controller Driver is a program developed by Alcor Micro. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 790.75 KB (809,728 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 7 (SP1). While about 71% of users of USB to UART Bridge Controller Driver come from the United States, it is also popular in Netherlands and Poland.

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: 790.75 KB

Program filesFiles installed by USB to UART Bridge Controller Driver

  • InstHrnt.exe - Hornet Install Package (Hornet Driver Installer)
  • MntrHrnt.exe - Hornet Device Monitor
  • SkipWHQL.exe - WHQL Warning Dialog Skipper
  • UninHrnt.exe - Hornet Driver Uninstaller
  • CleanEvro.exe - CleanEvro Application (Clean Hornet Environment)
  • softctrl.sys - Hornet (Flow Control Driver - Generic RS232)
  • HlprHrnt.dll
  • StartService.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 UART Bridge Controller Driver?

You can uninstall USB to UART Bridge Controller Driver 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 Driver, 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 Driver.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

71.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.43%
  Netherlands 14.29%
  Poland 14.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
MSI 50.00%
Lenovo 50.00%

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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