GEARAspiWDM.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the operating system, hardware etc. The free file information forum can help you determine if GEARAspiWDM.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.
The process known as CD/DVD Class Filter Driver or CD DVD Filter or CDRom Class Filter Driver or GEAR ASPI Filter Driver or Filter Driver for (version 2k and XP) or iTunes
belongs to software GEAR.wrks or iTunes or GEAR ASPI Filter Driver or GEAR CDRom Filter or CD DVD Filter or GearDrvs or GEAR Software or Norton Ghost or GEAR driver installer for (version x86) or GEARAspi or GEAR 32bit Driver Installer
by GEAR Software (www.gearsoftware.com).
Description: GEARAspiWDM.sys is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. GEARAspiWDM.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 15,664 bytes (35% of all occurrences), 14,408 bytes and 15 more variants.
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program is not visible. GEARAspiWDM.sys is not a Windows system file. The GEARAspiWDM.sys file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. There is no detailed description of this service. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. GEARAspiWDM.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 8% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
If you run into problems with GEARAspiWDM.sys, you can also visit the www.apple.com support page, update the program to the latest version or uninstall iTunes or GEAR 32bit Driver Installer software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 8/7/Vista).
Recommended: Identify GEARAspiWDM.sys related errors
Important: Some malware disguises itself as GEARAspiWDM.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the GEARAspiWDM.sys 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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with GEARAspiWDM. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 GEARAspiWDM.sys 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.