I have come across an entry on my Lenovo ThinkPad laptop in Computer>System(C)>Users>All Users that I need an explanation for, as in what Log file was being created on 08/05/18, Removing ASPI, etc? I need to know everything basically about what was being done on my laptop 08/05/2018 according to this DIFxInstallLog.txt Here is an image of the log: enter image description here

  • It appears to be a log file of a device you added. The All Users folder is a Hidden Folder and it is empty on my Lenovo machines (laptops and desktop)
    – John
    Mar 27, 2021 at 13:53
  • Hi John, when you say device, do you mean literally or could you mean a sd card for example? Only, I am at a loss with this. It mentions CDROM in the log, Does that have any bearing on the matter, do you think?
    – Vesper007
    Mar 27, 2021 at 13:58
  • GEAR Software appears to be a legitimate software company. They create a CD/DVD recording engine that can be embedded in other software. Did you have iTunes installed in the past?
    – Daniel B
    Mar 27, 2021 at 13:59
  • Also, big ask here - what was the device being asked to do, is that shown from the log at all?
    – Vesper007
    Mar 27, 2021 at 13:59
  • Yes, iTunes is installed if rarely used on my laptop
    – Vesper007
    Mar 27, 2021 at 14:00

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This is an artifact of a Gear driver install. Gear Software licenses drivers for CD/DVD recording, etc., to companies wanting to add this functionality to their software.

In many cases, this was caused by an install of iTunes, but it could have been any number of music apps.

In installing its drivers, it sometimes needs to replace (uninstall) other drivers.

  • Ah, I see. I am starting to see a pattern here and the pattern is iTunes. Thanks for your input.
    – Vesper007
    Mar 27, 2021 at 14:09
  • discussions.apple.com/thread/3193348
    – Moab
    Mar 27, 2021 at 15:56
  • Thanks Moab. I agree, seems like an iTune install.
    – Vesper007
    Mar 27, 2021 at 16:28

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