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Should I remove GEAR driver installer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #27,486
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.92 days
97.20 days >
Average installed length: 51.07 days


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GEAR driver installer

What is GEAR 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 driver installer is a software program developed by GEAR Software. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 886 KB (907,264 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 22% of users of GEAR driver installer come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gearsoftware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\GEAR Software\My Product Name\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{0590062B-1E79-4717-B1AC-45B6DCA43B36}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 886 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by GEAR driver installer

  • difxapi.dll (by Microsoft) - Driver Install Frameworks API (DIFxAPI) (Driver Install Frameworks for API library module)
  • difxinstall32.exe - DIFx Driver Installer (32bit DIFx Driver Installer)
  • difxinstall64.exe - 64bit DifX Driver Installer
  • gearaspi.dll - GEAR Software GEARAspi (GEARAspi (x86))
  • gearaspi64.dll - GEARAspi (x64)

How do I remove GEAR driver installer?

Quickly and completely remove GEAR driver installer from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall GEAR 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program GEAR driver installer, 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 GEAR driver installer.

Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.61%
Windows 10 30.00%
Windows Vista 3.48%
Windows XP 3.48%
Windows Server 2003 0.43%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.02%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.30%
Windows 10 Home 11.84%
Windows 7 Professional 9.21%
Windows 8.1 5.26%
Windows 10 Pro 4.82%

Distribution by countryGeography

21.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 21.86%
  United Kingdom 14.98%
  Germany 12.15%
  France 6.07%
  Italy 3.64%
  Netherlands 3.64%
  Spain 3.24%
  Poland 3.24%
  Canada 2.83%
  Australia 2.43%
  Finland 2.02%
  Brazil 1.62%
  Sweden 1.62%
  Austria 1.21%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.50%
ASUS 21.67%
Acer 21.67%
Dell 11.67%
Toshiba 4.17%
MSI 3.33%
Intel 1.67%
Lenovo 1.67%
Samsung 1.67%
Sony 1.67%
Common models
ASUS All Series 3.67%
HP ENVY 15 Notebook PC 1.83%
Acer Aspire 5750G 1.83%
Acer Aspire 5745G 1.83%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.83%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.83%


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