What is the Gears.dll component needed for?Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.
The Gears.dll process is also known as These are the Gears that power the tubes! :-) and is a part of Google Gears. This software is produced by Google (toolbar.google.com). An obsolete or defective version of Gears.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Gears.dll has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Gears.dll has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Gears.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module Gears.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about Gears.dll Gears.dll
Gears.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file Gears.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 2,121,728 bytes.
This DLL file is a browser plug-in. This could mean that your Internet Explorer has been given additional useful capabilities. However, not all such plug-ins are worthwhile. Some just display advertisements or surreptitiously change your browser settings. The unique identifer of the browser plug-in is E0FEFE40-FBF9-42AE-BA58-794CA7E3FB53. It can analyze your Internet behavior, since it acts like an Internet Explorer plug-in. This Gears.dll process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. You can use Windows Control Panel (Programs icon) to completely remove the software. Gears.dll is capable of interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 44% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves Gears.dll. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about Gears?
|a firefox extension, has been known to cause firefox to freeze up when clicked on (further information...) |
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How to uninstall Google Gears
To remove Gears.dll from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Google Gears in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if Gears.dll (Gears.dll) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Gears.dll. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Gears.dll or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or Gears.dll is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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