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
- Guide 1: How to Remove Srptm.exe from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Srptm.exe from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Srptm.exe from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Srptm.exe from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Srptm.exe from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Srptm.exe from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Srptm.exe from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Srptm.exe from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Srptm.exe
Step 2: Uninstall Srptm.exe and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Srptm.exe on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Srptm.exe there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Srptm.exe from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Srptm.exe and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Srptm.exe via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Srptm.exe files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Srptm.exe, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Srptm.exe from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Srptm.exe from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Srptm.exe from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Srptm.exe from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Srptm.exe will be removed.
Eliminate Srptm.exe from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.