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LadyDiSk8 Google Gears
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I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the correct forum, but can someone advise me as to what steps to take to remove this from my computer since it's at end of life:
I'm not sure why this is showing up in my AVAST anti-virus program folder?


Program Name:
Google Gears 0.x

Security State:

Download Link:

Instances Found:
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\sfzone\gears.dll, version:

Last System Scan (localtime):
18. Mar 2013, 01:04

Operating System:
Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows 7


Thank you!

Maurice Joyce RE: Google Gears
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Not sure why it is there either. Try this:

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 vulnerable file.
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\sfzone\gears.dll, version:

6. Right click on that file & select delete.

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


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