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Information about GearSec.exe file

File: GearSec.exe
Name: DVD & CD copy engine
Product: GEAR.wrks Toolkit
Manufacturer: Gear Software
Risk factor (Virus/Trojan/Spyware):

"GearSec.exe" ia a engine which is used to copy DVDs",CDs", etc. GEAR Software's recording engine is used in several other products.

You can obtain detailed information about GearSec.exe and any other processes running in the background using a tool like Anti-Spy.Info. Please note that malware files are often named like well-known files to cover up its true intentions. So it's recommended to validate the file and the file's location on your computer. If you find the file belonging to a "non-Microsoft" process in your Windows folder, then it could be malware.

User feedback

There were 2210 user requests for that file. 49 users classify it as harmless. 4 users classify it as not so dangerous. 20 users classify it as neutral. 1 user considered the file to be suspicious. 6 users classify it as bad and recommend to delete GearSec.exe. 9 users didn't classify it ("don't know").

supports handling of dvd's used by several programs
It is part of DVDxCOPY or other DVD burning software. Span
Die gearsec.exe gehört zu Davideo Produkten (DVD Kopie oder was es da alles gibt). globbi
DVD burning software  link for more info Brett Ulrich
It is installed with DVD X Copy Twackedontwack
PART OF ITUNES! trust me really i installed itunes and then this is in my task list  link for more info
Part of DVD X Copy - leave alone
part of itunes
part of DVD copy program devildog
this is used by the program group of Davideo
Part of PowerQuest (Symantec) Drive Image 7.0  link for more info
Kommt von Davideo und anderen Programmen  link for more info Philipp Wietzke
sneaks in unawares, but don't know how or when! ZA
part of MixMiester Pro 5 (required to record DJ mixes to CD) igntion-mix
Used in DIFFERENT DVD copy programs besides xcopy
GData DaViDeo Prozess samsamsen
Gear Software's Recording Engine may not be a virus, adware or spyware, but it slowed my system considerably. It makes Windows Media Player jumpy and unstable, and even when WMP is not playing, my system was bogged down. MeanderingMan
Wird von Gearsoftware entwickelt
Controls which application can use Gear.wrks CD writing engine John Markus
Part of PowerQuest (Symantec) Drive Image 7.0
Have cd burning software and no problem until XP SP2 Roger
dont know much but i have several (probably 30) dvd progs and it could have come from any of them NDeangiver
Installed with iTunes
This file is not a virus. Lots od CD/DVD recording software uses this file. It looks like a good tool for recording, but if slows down the system a lot! In fact, it's easy to solve this problem! Go to the "Control Panel" -- "Administrative Tools" -- "Services". Find a service called GEARSecurity. Right-click on it and select "Properties". On the "General" tab click the "Stop" button, and set the "Startup type" to Manual. Click OK, and you should have no more problems with that again. Max Damage
Davideo kann gut sein, wundere mich seit gestern über diesen Prozess und gestern habe ich auch DaviDeo installiert.  link for more info Userxx
It starts as a service !??? Why !? to be able to handle the writing of files on a DVD disk in a more secure way ? Dexter P.
Knocked out my system every time I started it. Hard to remove, but maybe diff. ver.? cardoxx
Definitely part of Drive Image 7, that uses the Gearsec library hucklberry
Don't have itunes, yet it exist here! Abu
Runs with Norton Ghost 9.0 MrBugman
PowerQuest Drive Image 2000 Wolle
Installed with Norton Ghost Anuller
Part of Norton Ghost 9.0
Part of Norton Ghost zeugene
probably itunes
Installed with Movie Clone (DVD copy software). Has little or no detrimental effect on my system.
it is part of trial program GEAR PRO MASTERING edition 6.05 . Cheese
Comes with ITunes and PowerQuest Drive Image. Harmless, can be deactivated to save resources. If you use the burning function of these programs, dont deactivate it. sgtSummoner
when I close this file windowsXP shuts down
no idea where it came from - don't have DVD software or Drive Image installed on that machine... Richard
Think it's part of Norton Ghost as well TylerD75
ok, even they (Gear sw) says it is part of itunes. See link for more info (apparently you may be able to replace the service with drivers)  link for more info d-con
Part of DVD X-Copy Platinum Install  link for more info Lenyon73
think i got it with nero software lurch
I do have a problem with media player jumping and it did start after Norton Ghost was installed. I just noticed gearsec.exe tonight - due to its 147 byte size I thought it was possibly bad - but I am afraid to disable it because I use ghost regularly. ßèmìTgìß ©
Had itunes, gearsec.exe didn't show up until I installed Norton Ghost 9.0 d-con
blockiert Internetzugang über drahtloses Netzwerk Werner
Installed along with i-tunes
Part of PowerQuest (Symantec) V2i Protector
Installed with Acoustica MP3 CD Burner, .... MMCE
Appeared after installing Norton System Works Premiere Retsisrepus
It apart of itunes. itunes come wen u install real1 Anonomuos
On my sytem it is a part of Mix Meister Pro OZgur
Go to They have a link to GEAR. On GEAR, they explain all about it and tell how to fix the problem. John G
Gearsec.exe wird bei Norton Ghost oder Norton SystemWorks 2005 als Brennmodul mitinstalliert. Der Prozess verursacht häufig Konflikte mit anderer Brennsoftware. Es kommt zu nicht reproduzierbaren Fehlern während des Brennens von CD's/DVD's (Nero 6, CloneDVD 2, usw.) The Preacher
Definitely part of Symantec DriveImage 7, but March 1, 2004 update patch removed the 'gearsec.exe startup issue' immediately after it was installed.  link for more info Chuck
i installed dvd Xcopy on my computer slowed and seems to have corrupted some files... windows alert: gearsec encountered problems will shut down.. my mouse dosnt click right and even my virus scan shuts down..???... i am uninstalling this junk..  link for more info hologram
Norton Ghost 9.0 instlls this file, its for Volume backups etc.. .  link for more info NICKTHEDISK
Made by Gear Software lisc. to 3rd. party cd burining s/w manuf.  link for more info RAG
Seems to come with Norton Ghost, my guess is it's for the CD backup part of the program.  link for more info Knight Chat X
In Windows XP, click start-- Run --- type services.msc and then choose the gearsec.exe service, goto properties, and disable it, then restart, it no longer starts up Storm
Comes with Norton's Ghost under SystemWorks2005 Kay
maybe and probably it's installed when i installed symantec livestate system recovery!
denke auch dass es zu norton ghost gehört. thomas
Uninstalled PowerQuest (Symantec) Drive Image 7.0 and it went away. Brcobrem
I Just did a fresh install of Windows XP to verify, it definitely installed with NortonGhost 9.. It is possible other applications may install it, but it installed with NortonGhost 9 in this case, and this was after installing 20+ basic popular programs and carefully monitoring. After Ghost, gearsec popped in memory. I say disable the service via computer management untill you really need it. A. Kuilan
Installed w/ Norton Ghost, but Ghost runs just fine w/o it enabled. And since it gets in the way of Win Media Player, I disabled it in Services. Sundrops
Lief bei mir schon immer im Hintergrund. Habe keine Probleme damit Andreas
I don't have Norton Ghost, or itunes. But I have DVD Xcopy Express. Slowed my computre down. Gunner
It could have installed with either Norton Ghost or iTunes, but after Ghost my computer slowed down considerably. Especially when booting but I don't know if this is the file that caused it Yosef
Installed as part of iTunes Andy
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