What is Gear511.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the Gear511.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Gear511.exe file information

The process known as NetgearRev MFC Application belongs to software NetgearRev Application by unknown.

Description: Gear511.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The Gear511.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (common is C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WG511SCU\Utility\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,318,912 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 1,540,096 bytes. 
Gear511.exe is a file with no information about its developer. The Gear511.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. Gear511.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 46% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Gear511.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Gear511.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Netgear wireless PC card software
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Its the Netger Wireless PC Card Software, it configures your wireless card and show signal strenght.
gear511.exe continually attempts to connect to and rutger university according to my firewall.
Just installed it and it is constantly going to the Internet for DNS servers instead of the DNS configured for the network connection. Have it blocked by my firewall until I find out what it is.

Summary: Average user rating of Gear511.exe: based on 3 votes with 4 user comments. 2 users think Gear511.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving Gear511 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Gear511. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the Gear511.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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