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Should I remove GEAR 32bit Driver Installer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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2.011.2 1.64%
2.005.1 89.78%
2.004.2 0.41%
2.003.2 1.84%
2.002.8 5.73%
1.000.6 0.61%

GEAR 32bit Driver Installer

What is GEAR 32bit Driver Installer?  (from GEAR Software)

GEAR licenses our CD/DVD recording 'drivers' to many companies to add CD/DVD recording capabilities to their software products. This driver interface provides the connection between their software application and the user's operating system and hardware.


GEAR 32bit Driver Installer is a program developed by GEAR Software. The most used version is 2.005.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 741 KB (758,784 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 29% of users of GEAR 32bit Driver Installer come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gearsoftware.com
Help link: www.gearsoftware.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\GEAR Software, Inc.\My Product Name\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{E89B484C-B913-49A0-959B-89E836001658}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 741 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by GEAR 32bit Driver Installer

  • cddbcmsig_1_2.dll (by Gracenote) - Gracenote CddbCMSig_1_2 (CddbCMSig_1_2)
  • cddbfpx1.dll (by Gracenote) - Gracenote CddbFP1x (CddbFP1x)
  • gearaspiwdm.sys - CD DVD Filter

How do I remove GEAR 32bit Driver Installer?

You can uninstall GEAR 32bit Driver Installer 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program GEAR 32bit Driver Installer, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 GEAR 32bit Driver Installer.

Win 7 (SP1) 34%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 38.29%
Windows XP 28.92%
Windows Vista 25.46%
Windows 10 7.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 28.84%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 21.58%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.01%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.20%
Windows 7 Professional 5.39%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.49%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.63% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 28.63%
  United States 17.10%
  Italy 6.96%
  United Kingdom 5.17%
  Spain 3.98%
  Netherlands 3.38%
  Greece 2.39%
  France 2.19%
  Belgium 1.99%
  Czech Republic 1.79%
  Sweden 1.59%
  Canada 1.59%
  Switzerland 1.39%
  Brazil 1.19%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.95%
Dell 18.18%
Acer 17.39%
Medion 8.70%
Toshiba 7.91%
American Megatrends 4.74%
Sahara 4.35%
Intel 3.95%
Samsung 2.77%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7502 4.64%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 2.65%
MEDIONPC MS-7318 2.65%
MEDION WIM2140 1.99%
Samsung R530/R730 1.99%


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