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Should I remove USB GEAR?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0005%


1.02.0 57.14%
1.01.1 42.86%

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USB GEAR is a program developed by Panasonic. The most used version is 1.02.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is dectwinapp.exe. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 8.8 MB (9,225,495 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 42% of users of USB GEAR come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: panasonic.co.jp/pcc/cs/en/telecom/tel/download.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Panasonic\USB GEAR
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\10\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{0
Estimated size: 8.8 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by USB GEAR

Program executable:dectwinapp.exe
Name:USB GEAR Software
Path:C:\Program Files\panasonic\usb gear\dectwinapp.exe
Additional files:
  • OLUTIL.dll - Outlook Utility Software
  • udfpdll.dll - Panasonic USB DLL
  • mfc42.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft (R) Visual C++ (MFCDLL Shared Library - Retail Version)
  • msvcrt.dll (by Microsoft) - Windows NT CRT DLL

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • DECTWinApp.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DECTWinApp' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Panasonic\USB GEAR\DECTWinApp.exe" /S.

How do I remove USB GEAR?

Quickly and completely remove USB GEAR from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall USB GEAR 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 USB GEAR, 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 USB GEAR.

Win 7 (SP1) 86%
Win XP 14%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 85.71%
Windows XP 14.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 28.57%
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.57%
Windows 7 Home Basic 14.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.67%
  Germany 33.33%
  United Kingdom 16.67%
  Russia 8.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 50.00%
Medion 16.67%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
ASUS 16.67%
Common models
Packard Bell ixtreme M574... 16.67%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 16.67%
HP EliteBook 8460p 16.67%
Gigabyte GA-MA785GT-UD3H 16.67%
Acer Veriton M430 16.67%
Acer Aspire M7720 16.67%

Publisher URL: www.panasonic.com


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