Srptm.exe is reported to be a part of the snap.do browser hijacker that has been around for quite some time. A prevalent number of AV solutions have detected the executable file as a PUA/Linkury.Gen2, Adware.Linkury, and TR/Trash.Gen. Srptm.exe may be considered a potentially unwanted program that may launch the browser hijacker and other ad-supported applications. The prolonged presence of srptm.exe in the system may cause several issues varying from mild to severe.
Srptm.exe Distribution Path and Description
Browser hijackers and ad-supported software are often bundled with legitimate applications. That is why AV tools may not detect them as threats – the primary software product ‘hides’ the unwanted one. Even though adware is not malicious, it may become a gateway to further troubles. The same goes for browser hijackers known to replace the home page and search provider so that sponsored and often malicious search results are displayed. Such third party software is also known to inject suspicious advertisements in the form of:
- Pop-up/ pop-under windows.
- In-text ads.
Some users have also complained that random texts on the pages they visit have been turned into hyperlinks. The method is employed to increase the possibility of clicking a corrupted link that redirects to pages loaded with Trojans and spyware.
The descriptions given above may fit srptm.exe entirely or partially. The conclusion is that the user should proceed towards the removal of the executable file since it may seriously compromise his online safety and overall PC condition.
Other issues associated with the presence of adware in a system:
- Addition of tracking cookies to the browser. Adware usually affects widely used browsers such as Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome.
- Collection of private data – personally identifiable information consisting of login details, IP addresses, browsing habits.
- Slowing down the Internet speed and PC performance by causing browser/ system crashes and freezes.
Srptm.exe Removal Options
Adware applications may be removed with the help of a trustworthy AV tool to perform a full system scan and delete all threats. Expert users have the option to try and fix the issue manually – by following the step-by-step guide provided below.
N.B. Remember that bundling of software that probably led to the download of srptm.exe may be avoided by going for the advanced software installer. Under the advanced option, users may uncheck additional pieces of software.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter