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What is gearsec.exe?

Part of gearsec by GEAR Software

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How does gearsec.exe run?

Service - gearsec.exe runs as a background Windows service (GEARSecurity). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the gearsec.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of gearsec.exe users, 15.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is gearsec.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00001% CPU65.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
 276 KB RAM1.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         4 GDI objects2.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6001.65536)
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File details

File name: gearsec.exe
Publisher: GEAR Software
Name: gearsec
Description: gearsec
Version: 1, 0, 0, 6
Size: 52 KB
Original file name: gearsec.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000130340%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000065170%
User CPU: 0.00000651698485%
Privileged CPU time: 10.01 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 11.2 MB
Peak committed memory: 11.21 MB
Paged memory: 276 KB
Peak paged memory: 280 KB
Paged system memory: 13.05 KB
Non-paged system memory: 1.29 KB
Working set memory: 128 KB
Peak working set memory: 1.2 MB
Min working set memory: 76 KB
Private memory: 276 KB
Page faults: 332
Page faults /min: 1
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 4
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 176 Bytes
Read transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total write operations: 4
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 156 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 43
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 884 Bytes
Other Transfer /min: 0 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 1
Handle count average: 28
Thread count average: 2
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command

Service details

Name: GEARSecurity

Image hashes

MD5: b6e01969246fcb67470e87e6957ee147
SHA-1: 641bebfaed63d17cafc2fd5c8a9012dd20f33c5b
SHA-256: f9d1ce5de004a5115298d69ee4c31eca18281348e034594a1bb8d49208e65223

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
File packed: No
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