How to Remove “GEARSec.exe”

What is GearSec.exe?


GEARSec.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as GEARSec. It belongs to software Norton Ghost and was developed by GEAR Software. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. Malware programmers or cyber criminals write different types of malicious programs and name it as GEARSec.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS
 

How to check if your computer is infected with GEARSec.exe malware?       


Each malware is different and causes unique problems to the system. You will notice one or several of the following symptoms if your system is infected with GEARSec.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • GEARSec.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • System performance is very low
  • Browser is redirected to some strange websites
  • Interference of annoying popup ads
  • Other malwares infiltrate into the system


To further establish the malware infection, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the GEARSec.exe and open the file location


If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then it is likely that the system is affected with GEARSec.exe malware.

How to remove GEARSec.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Ideally, replacing the existing GEARSec.exe file on your computer with a different version procured from the internet is advisable. To remove the file using Comodo's trusted and effective antivirus software, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download the award-winning Comodo Free Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Once the Installation is Finished, restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove GEARSec.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 11 September 2009 at 9:55 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 601d2ee9330c1821
c9a8d1a94db294a8
5522ed0c
6e989101f9478cee
7cee1ed745cb2d83
TrojWare.Win
32.FakeAV.BO
RG
No N/A N/A Ukraine N/A
2 GEAR Software Executable aac3e714908f24c3
62e3ac42121bf4eb
557238e9
cf924417fea8c30f
d4d2a6239a5f981d
Virus.Win32.
Parite.~B
No 1, 0, 0, 6 1, 0, 0, 6 Barbados N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 05 June 2008 at 11:07 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 GEAR Software Executable 641bebfaed63d17c
afc2fd5c8a9012dd
20f33c5b
b6e01969246fcb67
470e87e6957ee147
No 1, 0, 0, 6 1, 0, 0, 6 Internal Submission
2 GEAR Software Executable 44b0e0a00f39b92a
43ebb18962378908
9aeb3e3f
c6e88204d8458369
457d3dd89748e4b9
No 1, 0, 0, 6 1, 0, 0, 6 United States
3 GEAR Software Executable b10ac2dcf3411c94
08f549887a678138
e8c537b6
17b77d83c53ae007
c11ed811d992e727
No 1, 0, 0, 3 1, 0, 0, 3 Czech Republic
4 GEAR Software Executable b10ac2dcf3411c94
08f549887a678138
e8c537b6
17b77d83c53ae007
c11ed811d992e727
No 1, 0, 0, 3 1, 0, 0, 3 United States
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