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Should I remove GEAR driver installer?

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7% remove it93% keep it
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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 16% of users of GEAR driver installer come from United Kingdom, it is also popular in Germany and the United States.

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 71.98%
Windows 8 19.23%
Windows Vista 4.40%
Windows XP 4.40%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.67%
Windows 7 Professional 10.56%
Windows 8.1 5.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.44%
Windows 10 Home 3.89%

Distribution by countryGeography

16.40% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 16.40%
  Germany 15.34%
  United States 15.34%
  France 6.35%
  Spain 3.70%
  Netherlands 3.70%
  Poland 3.70%
  Australia 3.17%
  Canada 3.17%
  Italy 3.17%
  Sweden 2.12%
  Brazil 1.59%
  Switzerland 1.59%
  Finland 1.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 26.53%
Hewlett-Packard 20.41%
ASUS 19.39%
Dell 12.24%
Toshiba 5.10%
Intel 2.04%
Samsung 2.04%
Sony 2.04%
Common models
ASUS All Series 2.86%
HP ENVY 15 Notebook PC 1.90%
Acer Aspire 5750G 1.90%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.90%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.90%
MEDIONPC MS-7658 1.90%


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