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Forum Thread: Google Gears Removal

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garycn Google Gears Removal
Member 27th Feb, 2014 18:59
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My score 99% only Google Gears remains and that seems to be very difficult to remove as it is not listed in Add/Remove programs or about:plugins in Chrome, any idea how to get rid of this from my list?

OS Windows 7 Home Premium SP1

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Maurice Joyce RE: Google Gears Removal
Handling Contributor 27th Feb, 2014 21:25
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Does this help? It appears to include a free uninstaller>

http://www.shouldiremoveit.com/Google-Gears-41167-...

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garycn RE: Google Gears Removal
Member 28th Feb, 2014 05:37
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Should I Remove it, is not finding it, i am not quite sure how to do it via the uninstaller they list it looks like a Run command MsiExec.exe I will probably just ignore it and live with the 99% score.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Google Gears Removal
Handling Contributor 28th Feb, 2014 08:17
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PSI shows the file path to where Gears is installed so you should be able manually delete it.

DELETING A FILE OR FOLDER VERSION 2

1. Open PSI>Scan results.

2. Against the programme marked as vulnerable is a + sign to the left of it.

3. Click that & it will reveal DETECTED INSTANCES.

4. Below that are two yellow folders. Click the one WITHOUT a red dot.

5. That will open Windows Explorer & U will be able to see the Gears files.

6. Right click on that file & select delete.

7. Carry out a full PSI scan & all should be in order.

VERSION 3

Open PSI>once open select Show Programs.

You will now see a page full of programme icons or a list.

Right click on the icon that represents the programme in error>select Show Details - that will open a box showing the path & version number of the offending file.

Double click on it to open Windows Explorer & you will see that file. Right click on it & select delete.

Run a full PSI scan & the problem should be resolved.

Last Reviewed 07:14 28/02/2014






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garycn RE: Google Gears Removal
Member 28th Feb, 2014 15:43
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Interesting the offending gears.dll file was attached to Tversity Media server program, that is why I was not seeing it it add/remove programs but I'm scoring 100% now thanks.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Google Gears Removal
Handling Contributor 28th Feb, 2014 17:00
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Pleased to see you are all fixed up.

On that basis, I will lock this thread for you sometime tomorrow unless you post back asking for it to be left open.

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