sunny staines 18:21 10 Feb 2008

winpatrol picked up this program running on my system.not sure if connected with spyware or not. google takes me to "gear software" which i do not have. but i do have bbc iplayer ,channel4 player, nero6 installed and recently deleted realplayer could it be connected with any of these.

  Marko797 18:24 10 Feb 2008

the program is??

  sunny staines 18:29 10 Feb 2008

the program is gear.exe as the title of the thread, i should have mentioned i the thread sorry.

  Totally-braindead 18:33 10 Feb 2008

Is gear software not something to do with copy protection on games?

I think I've heard of it but maybe I have the wrong end of the stick and am thinking of the wrong thing.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:34 10 Feb 2008

gear software often gets packaged with other downloads its a game type thing but full of adware.

Do a spyware scan and get rid of it.

  sunny staines 18:34 10 Feb 2008

totally brained

i do not have any games installed.

  mfletch 18:41 10 Feb 2008


Do a search for gear.exe and then scan it with your AV and AS programs,


  sunny staines 18:44 10 Feb 2008

thanks everyone going to run a few scans now.

  sunny staines 15:03 11 Feb 2008

ran a scan with norton, A2, SAS, Adaware2007,Spybot S&D. all negative. now wondering if its from rightmove web site i have been viewing houses there and some have a video of the interiors.

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