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Should I remove Nero 12?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,383
United States Rank #2,435
Reach 0.5836%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.32 days
628.97 days >
Average installed length: 330.48 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
12.5.02100 3.27%
12.5.01900 5.80%
12.5.01400 1.97%
12.5.01300 6.74%
12.5.01200 2.54%
12.5.00000 0.01%
12.0.03500 3.87%
12.0.03400 2.77%
12.0.03000 0.11%
12.0.02900 6.95%
12.0.02400 0.04%
12.0.02200 0.05%
12.0.02000 57.42%
12.0.01600 8.41%
12.0.01200 0.01%
12.0.00400 0.01%

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Nero 12

What is Nero 12?

Nero Multimedia Suite is a popular software suite for Microsoft Windows by Nero AG. Nero includes Nero Burning ROM, Nero Express, Nero DiscSpeed, Nero Video, Nero Recode, Nero BackItUp, Nero Wave Editor and various other disk authoring, video authoring and data backup untiliies as well as audio editing tools. The suite's name "Nero" is followed by its major version number. The most commonly available versions of Nero are the OEM suites, which are bundled with many optical disc recorders.

About  (from Nero AG)

Nero 12 is a multimedia software suite that lets you capture, convert and consume your movies, music and photos for the best home entertainment experience. Nero 12 was built to support Windows 8 and is optimized for widescreen (16:9 and 16:10) displays. Unlike other multimedia suites that are loosely connected, with ...  Read more

Overview

The most common release is 12.0.02000, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named nero.exe. The setup package generally installs about 119 files and is usually about 1.31 MB (1,372,415 bytes). The installed file KwikMediaUpdater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nero.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Nero\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{560FC78C-A4B2-461D-9B47-820C1EEF87B8}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.31 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Nero 12

Program executable:nero.exe
Name:Nero Burning ROM
Path:C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 12\Nero Burning ROM\nero.exe
MD5:e1dfac7c923308aef15d0b0e886a4a54
Nero Burning ROM, commonly called Nero, is an optical disc authoring program for Microsoft Windows. Nero contains a player for DVDs, video files, audio files, an image viewer, and software to assist with production of DVDs and other...
Additional files:
  • SolutionExplorerCLI.dll - Nero Solution Explorer CLI Dynamic Link Library
  • ImageProcessLib.Interop.dll - Nero Playback Component Dynamic Link Library
  • SolutionExplorer.dll - Nero Solution Explorer Dynamic Link Library
  • ACME.Interop.dll - Advanced Content Manager & Enumerator
  • NCC.exe - Nero ControlCenter Module (Nero ControlCenter)
  • NCChelper.exe - Nero ControlCenter Helper
  • HelpBase.dll - Nero Help Installer Base (Nero Help Installer Base DLL)
  • CognitecConnector.Interop.dll - Nero Cognitec Connector
  • NeroDiscMergeWrongDisc.exe - NeroDiscMergeWrongDisc (NeroDiscMergeWrongDisc Application)
  • NeroSecurDiscViewer.exe - Nero SecurDisc Viewer (Nero Application for SecurDisc)
  • AdvrCntrProxy.dll - Nero Core Components (AdvrCntrProxy)
  • DeviceConnector.Interop.dll - Nero Move it plug-in
  • Blu-rayPlayer.exe - Nero Blu-ray Player
  • ClipartPack.dll - Template Pack Icon
  • DotNetAppLauncher.dll - DotNetAppLauncher (.net application launcher)
  • NeroAudioRip.exe - Save Audio Tracks
  • DesktopClientLib.dll - DesktopClientLib
  • NeroCmd.exe - Nero Burning ROM (NeroCmd - NeroAPI Command Processor)
  • NeroRescueAgent.exe - Nero RescueAgent
  • Burn.Model.dll - Nero Kwik Media (Nero.Framework.Burn)
  • Burn.UI.dll - BurnUI
  • Burn.ViewModel.dll - Burn.ViewModel
  • DeviceManager.dll - DeviceManager
  • DeviceMonitor.dll - DeviceMonitor
  • DeviceOperations.dll - DeviceOperations
  • DeviceSync.dll - DeviceSync
  • FaceScanner.dll - FaceScanner
  • FileScanner.dll - FileScanner
  • FileSystemWatcher.dll - FileSystemWatcher
  • FolderScanner.exe - Folder Scanner
  • IndexingManager.dll - IndexingManager
  • KwikFileWatcher.dll - NTFS File Watcher Core
  • KwikFileWatcherService.exe - NTFS File Watcher Service
  • KwikFileWatcherServicePS.dll - NTFS File Watcher Service Proxy/Stub
  • KwikMedia.exe
  • KwikMediaUpdater.exe - KwikMediaUpdater
  • MainAppCommunicator.dll - Communication Bridge
  • MediaHub.Core.dll - MainApplication
  • MediaHub.DataModel.dll - DataModel
  • MediaHub.Main.exe
  • MediaHub.Sdk.dll - MediaHubSDK
  • MediaHubBurnSDK.dll - MediaHubBurnSDK
  • MediaLibrary.dll - MediaLibrary
  • MiniHub.exe - Nero MediaBrowser
  • MiniHubStub.dll - MiniHubStub
  • MovieWizardLibrary.dll - MovieWizardLibrary
  • MediaBrowser.exe - Nero MediaHome
  • MediaHome.exe
  • MediaHome.Wpf.dll - MediaHome.Wpf
  • Medialib.dll
  • NeroDiscMerge.exe - Nero DiscMerge (Nero DiscMerge Application)
  • SlideShw.exe - Nero SlideShow (Slideshow application)
  • BackItUp.exe - Nero BackItUp
  • NBCore.exe
  • NeroBRServer.exe - NeroBRServer (Nero Background-rendering Server)
  • NeroExpress.exe - Nero Express
  • ieCache.exe - Nero Recode (ieCache)
  • MovieWizard.Interop.dll - MovieWizard
  • NANotify.exe - Nero Update (Nero Update UI)
  • Recode.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Autoplay Handlers
  • KwikMedia.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'KwikMedia11BluRayOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'OpenWithNeroKwikMedia11' and the action verb 'open.
  • MediaHome.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'KwikMedia11BluRayOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'OpenWithNeroKwikMedia11' and the action verb 'open.
  • nero.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'NeroExpress12LaunchNE' with the ProgID of 'Nero.Express.12.AutoPlay' and the action verb 'LanchNE.
  • NeroExpress.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'NeroExpress12LaunchNE' with the ProgID of 'Nero.Express.12.AutoPlay' and the action verb 'LanchNE.
6 Scheduled Tasks
  • KwikMedia.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C73A1EA8-CA69-4B6B-9DC0-B356E5EC96A9}' (runs on registration).
  • NBCore.exe is scheduled as a task named 'pat Nero LIVEBackup Merge 12 0'.
  • nero.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EBC35F1D-4C19-4C92-9647-3CEFE44080AF}' (runs on registration).
  • MediaHome.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{642D5E0B-6CD3-4BA5-BCFE-2682E3BFD514}' (runs on registration).
  • MediaBrowser.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{87EE94FE-AE68-4A8E-8DD3-4193DD3B0E77}' (runs on registration).
  • NeroExpress.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D9831E72-A526-49A9-B0B0-ACC637C9B9D2}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • NASvc.exe runs as a service named 'NAUpdate' (NAUpdate).
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • NCC.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'NeroControlCenter' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero ControlCenter\NCC.exe" STARTPAGE=UPDATE.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • KwikMedia.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Nero\KM\KwikMedia.exe'.
  • BackItUp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 12\Nero BackItUp\BackItUp.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

NANotify.exe
Memory:1.26 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000715706%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00005397%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001760%
0.015104% average
I/O reads/min:23 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Nero 12?

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Or, you can uninstall Nero 12 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Nero 12, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Nero 12.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 8.1 0%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.31%
Windows 8 35.08%
Windows XP 2.71%
Windows Vista 1.88%
Windows 8.1 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.01%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.63%
Windows 7 Professional 11.46%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.83%
Windows 8.1 6.72%
Windows 8 Pro 6.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.09% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 27.09%
  Germany 14.99%
  Italy 7.65%
  United Kingdom 4.22%
  Brazil 3.95%
  Canada 3.23%
  Spain 2.75%
  France 2.62%
  Australia 2.34%
  Netherlands 2.07%
  Belgium 1.82%
  Mexico 1.34%
  India 1.32%
  Austria 1.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.17%
Dell 18.08%
Acer 17.82%
ASUS 11.94%
GIGABYTE 10.84%
Toshiba 5.27%
Samsung 4.28%
Medion 3.97%
Intel 2.40%
Lenovo 2.37%
American Megatrends 0.87%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.00%
ASUS All Series 5.35%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.77%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.41%
Dell XPS 8500 3.18%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.17%

About Nero AG

Nero is a software company best known for its burning software, Nero Burning ROM.
Publisher URL: www.nero.com

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