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Should I remove GEAR driver installer for x86 Win2K?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #31,205
United States Rank #20,477
Reach 0.0045%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 153.82 days
946.06 days >
Average installed length: 497.08 days


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GEAR driver installer for x86 Win2K

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What is GEAR driver installer for x86 Win2K?  (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 for x86 Win2K is a program developed by GEAR Software. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 15 files and is usually about 745.5 KB (763,392 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 77% of users of GEAR driver installer for x86 Win2K come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gearsoftware.com
Help link: www.gearsoftware.com/support
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\{8cd7f5af-ecfa-4793-bf40-d8f42dbff906}\x86
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{33286B63-B749-4D54-AA04-5631319B168D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 745.5 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by GEAR driver installer for x86 Win2K

  • difxinstall32.exe - DIFx Driver Installer (32bit DIFx Driver Installer)
  • gearaspi.dll - GEAR Software GEARAspi (GEARAspi (x86))
  • gearaspiwdm.sys - CD DVD Filter
  • cuemix fx.exe
  • cuemixmackieconfig.exe - MOTU CueMix Mackie Surface Config
  • difxapi.dll (by Microsoft) - Driver Install Frameworks API (DIFxAPI) (Driver Install Frameworks for API library module)
  • mfwakeys.exe
  • mfwamidi.sys (by Mark of the Unicorn) - MOTU MIDI Driver (mfwamidi)
  • mfwawave.sys (by Mark of the Unicorn) - MOTU Multimedia Audio
  • motu audio console.exe (by MOTU, Inc) - MOTU Audio Console
  • motu smpte console.exe - MOTU SMPTE Console
  • motubus.sys - Motubus
  • motudnsresponder.exe (by MOTU) - MOTU_ZeroConf (MOTU_ZeroConf Service)
  • motufwa.sys - Mark of the Unicorn FireWire
  • motumackieplugin.dll (by MOTU, Inc) - MOTU CueMix Mackie Control Surface

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • motudnsresponder.exe runs as a service named 'MOTU_ZeroConf' (MOTU_ZeroConf) "Enables hardware devices and software services to automatically configure themselves on the network and advertise their presence.".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • motudnsresponder.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\MOTU\motuDNSResponder.exe'.

How do I remove GEAR driver installer for x86 Win2K?

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Or, you can uninstall GEAR driver installer for x86 Win2K 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 for x86 Win2K, 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 for x86 Win2K.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.22%
Windows 10 18.39%
Windows Vista 11.49%
Windows XP 6.90%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.47%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.47%
Windows 7 Professional 8.14%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.98%
Windows 10 Home 5.81%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.34% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 77.34%
  Germany 2.34%
  France 2.34%
  United Kingdom 2.34%
  Japan 1.56%
  Sweden 1.56%
  Argentina 0.78%
  Austria 0.78%
  BY 0.78%
  Canada 0.78%
  DK 0.78%
  Spain 0.78%
  Honduras 0.78%
  Israel 0.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.93%
Dell 27.59%
Acer 17.24%
Toshiba 6.90%
Gateway 3.45%
American Megatrends 1.72%
Common models
ASUSTeK U50A 2.86%
Acer Aspire V3-572P 2.86%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.86%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.86%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.86%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.86%


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