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Should I remove GearHeadConnect?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
United States Rank #28,733
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VersionDistribution 94.74% 5.26%



GearHeadConnect is a program developed by GearHead Connect. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The software installer includes 3 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: gc.gearheadsupport.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\apps\2.0\o2b5j3ep.j3p\ctmbtkm5.j0y\gear..tion_fde307937765bfe0_0001.0000_db0ea3436bd2f0c6
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Apps\2.0\O2B5J3EP.J3P\CTMBTKM5.J0Y\gear..tion_fde307937765bfe0_0001.0000_db0ea3436bd2f0c6\uninstall.exe" uninstall

Program filesFiles installed by GearHeadConnect

  • uninstall.exe - CustomizedClickOnce.Uninstall
  • CustomizedClickOnce.Common.dll - CustomizedClickOnce.Common
  • GearHeadConnect.exe (by Netgear) - Netgear GearHead Connect (Netgear GearHead)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • GearHeadConnect.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'GearHeadConnect' and executes as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Apps\2.0\CJP0062X.QVB\W2JH8D6Y.3P5\gear..tion_66571dc17f945768_0001.0000_03d1fc2ddbf3289e\GearHeadConnect.exe.

How do I remove GearHeadConnect?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 37%
Win Vista (SP2) 26%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 36.84%
Windows 8 36.84%
Windows Vista 26.32%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.05%
Windows 8.1 21.05%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 15.79%
Windows 7 Professional 10.53%
Windows 8 5.26%
Windows Vista Business 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.29%
Hewlett-Packard 29.41%
Lenovo 11.76%
Acer 11.76%
Toshiba 5.88%
Intel 5.88%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 11.11%
TOSHIBA Satellite L675D 5.56%
powerspec G210 5.56%
LENOVO 205545U 5.56%
LENOVO 20299 5.56%
HP-Pavilion NC715AA-ABA a... 5.56%


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