- Shows commercial adverts
- Annoying Pop-up's
Some people consider such applications as SerialTrunc computer viruses, but that is very far from the truth. If one must attribute some negative features to this program than it would adware qualities. That is the worst you can expect of SerialTrunc, but if this is an adware application it means that it does not enter your computer surreptitiously. You may install the program unwittingly, but you are the one who triggers the installation, and therefore, it means that you can also remove SerialTrunc whenever you deem it fit.
At first glance SerialTrunc does not strike like something dangerous. In fact, it even has an official website at serialtrunc.com, which makes it seem like a genuine browser add-on, but the problem is that it is impossible to download the application from the official web page. The download link is dead and if you click it you simply get redirected to a blank page. This is actually a common feature of all the adware applications from the same group, including LemurLeap, Xaven, Browse Beyond and many others. They cannot be downloaded at official websites, but their distribution still takes place via third parties.
SerialTrunc can be easily bundled with various downloaders and installers. For instance, it is known to travel bundled with GoForFiles freeware. You do not even need to download third party applications at various file hosting pages for the application to have additional freeware in its setup. If you download GoForFiles from its official page at goforfiles.com, the application will be installed on your computer bundled with SerialTrunc and even MoboGenie application. It should be pointed out that you are not given a choice to choose which applications to install or leave out. Nevertheless, even so the installation is not initiated unless you give the permission to.
You may not even notice that you have SerialTrunc on your computer until a number of commercial advertisements increases above the common norm. Since this adware is compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer web browsers, you can expect a series of pop-ups, in-text advertisements, coupons and even discount offers appear on your browser each time you access the Internet. Although there is nothing malicious about such practice, you need to remember that SerialTrunc is not responsible for the content displayed, and it relies on a third party advertising network for the pop-ups content.
Hence if a malicious third party embeds corrupted links into pop-up ads and SerialTrunc ends up displaying it, there is a possibility that you could get infected with malware, or your personally non-identifiable information could get leaked to third parties for marketing purposes. There are all sorts of security risks associated with SerialTrunc, and that is why computer security experts recommend removing this application from the PC.
How to Uninstall SerialTrunc
Windows Vista & Windows 7
After manual removal you should run a full system scan with SpyHunter free scanner, because that is the best way to ensure that you have removed all the potentially unwarned applications from your PC. Acquire a powerful antimalware tool if necessary, to safeguard your system against dangerous threats.
How to manually remove SerialTrunc
Files associated with SerialTrunc infection:
SerialTrunc DLL's to remove:
SerialTrunc processes to kill: