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Should I remove OPSWAT GEARS Uninstall only?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,997
United States Rank #23,759
Reach 0.0093%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.15 days
33.90 days >
Average installed length: 17.81 days


VersionDistribution 11.54% 5.38% 3.85% 6.92% 2.31% 6.92% 2.31% 3.08% 3.08% 0.77% 5.38% 5.38% 2.31% 3.08% 2.31% 7.69% 3.85% 3.08% 1.54% 0.77% 0.77% 2.31% 3.85% 0.77% 0.77%
7.0.335.0 1.54%
7.0.321.0 0.77% 0.77% 5.38% 1.54%

OPSWAT GEARS Uninstall only


OPSWAT GEARS Uninstall only is a software program developed by OPSWAT. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The setup package generally installs about 29 files and is usually about 10.92 MB (11,453,434 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 33% of users of OPSWAT GEARS Uninstall only come from the United States, it is also popular in Netherlands and Saudi Arabia.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\opswat\gears client
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\OPSWAT\GEARS Client\GearsInstaller.exe /u
Estimated size: 10.92 MB

Program filesFiles installed by OPSWAT GEARS Uninstall only

  • GearsSdkInstaller.exe - OPSWAT GEARS SDK Installer
  • GearsInstaller.exe - OPSWAT GEARS Installer (OPSWAT GEARS Installer)
  • GearsAgentService.exe - OPSWAT GEARS Client (GEARS Agent)
  • GearsHelper.exe - OPSWAT GEARS Helper (GEARS Helper)
  • Gears.exe - OPSWAT GEARS
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • libcurl.dll (by The cURL library, http://curl.haxx.se/) - The cURL library (libcurl Shared Library)
  • Dash.dll
  • MetaScan.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Gears.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named GEARS.
2 Services
  • GearsHelper.exe runs as a service named 'OPSWAT GEARS Helper' (OPSWATGEARSHelper) "GEARS Client sends computer status info to your OPSWAT Servers".
  • GearsAgentService.exe runs as a service named 'OPSWAT GEARS Client' (OPSWATGEARSClient) "GEARS Client sends computer status info to your OPSWAT Servers".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Gears.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'GEARS' which loads as C:\Program Files\OPSWAT\GEARS Client\GEARS.exe -hide.

How do I remove OPSWAT GEARS Uninstall only?

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Or, you can uninstall OPSWAT GEARS Uninstall only 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program OPSWAT GEARS Uninstall (only), click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 OPSWAT GEARS Uninstall only.

Win 8 53%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 53.08%
Windows 7 46.15%
Windows Vista 0.77%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.69%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.92%
Windows 10 Pro 15.38%
Windows 8.1 12.31%
Windows 10 Home 8.46%
Windows 7 Professional 6.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.33%
  Netherlands 8.16%
  Saudi Arabia 4.76%
  France 4.08%
  DZ 3.40%
  United Kingdom 3.40%
  Sweden 3.40%
  Belgium 2.72%
  South Africa 2.72%
  Taiwan 2.04%
  Hungary 2.04%
  India 2.04%
  Germany 2.04%
  IQ 2.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.50%
Dell 20.00%
ASUS 13.75%
Acer 12.50%
Lenovo 11.25%
Toshiba 6.25%
Apple 3.75%
Samsung 1.25%
Sony 1.25%
Common models
HP Pro 3130 Microtower PC 4.46%
Dell Inspiron 7720 2.68%
HP 15 TS Notebook PC 2.68%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.68%
Dell OptiPlex 7010 1.79%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.79%


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