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VersionDistribution
12.0.01000 100.00%

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Nero 12 Essentials

What is Nero 12 Essentials?

Nero Essentials is a basic version of the Nero's regular programs, such as its CD burning software, according to Nero. Usually, hardware manufacturers include Nero Essentials so users have the bare minimum necessary to use their hardware. Nero Essentials only comes bundled with a new computer and pre-installed.

Overview

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 software installer includes 98 files and is usually about 998.26 KB (1,022,219 bytes). KwikMediaUpdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nero.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Nero\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{E46DFAD0-3A6B-46DE-BBC3-F14F0CF71A7E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 998.26 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Nero 12 Essentials

  • ImageProcessLib.Interop.dll - Nero Playback Component 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
  • 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
  • DotNetAppLauncher.dll - DotNetAppLauncher (.net application launcher)
  • NeroAudioRip.exe - Save Audio Tracks
  • DesktopClientLib.dll - DesktopClientLib
  • 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
  • SlideShw.exe - Nero SlideShow (Slideshow application)
  • BackItUp.exe - Nero BackItUp
  • NBCore.exe
  • NBSFtp.exe
  • NBSync.exe
  • NBVSSTool_x32.exe
  • NBVSSTool_x64.exe
  • NeroBRServer.exe - NeroBRServer (Nero Background-rendering Server)
  • NeroExpress.exe - Nero Express
  • MovieWizard.Interop.dll - MovieWizard
  • NANotify.exe - Nero Update (Nero Update UI)
  • BD_NeDTSHDDec.dll - Nero Suite (NeDTSHDDec)
  • NASvc.exe - NeroUpdate
  • NeroVision.exe - Nero Video
  • Gracenote.Interop.dll - Gracenote
  • NMDllHost.exe - NMDllHost (OutProc server for DLL loading)
  • NMTvWizard.exe - TV Wizard

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Autoplay Handlers
  • MediaHome.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'KwikMedia11BluRayOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'OpenWithNeroKwikMedia11' and the action verb 'open.
  • NeroExpress.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'NeroExpress12LaunchNE' with the ProgID of 'Nero.Express.12.AutoPlay' and the action verb 'LanchNE.
  • KwikMedia.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'KwikMedia11VCDMovieOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'OpenWithNeroKwikMedia11' and the action verb 'open.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • KwikMedia.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CAC802E0-5202-49DD-A25E-5D727B5EA47A}' (runs on registration).
  • NBCore.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Jean-Marie Nero LIVEBackup Merge 12 0'.
Service
  • NASvc.exe runs as a service named 'Nero Update' (NAUpdate).
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
NASvc.exe
Memory:2.4 MB
Total CPU:0.0004594384%
Kernel CPU:0.00034585%
User CPU:0.00011359%
CPU cycles/sec:5,673
I/O reads/min:5.4 KB

How do I remove Nero 12 Essentials?

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Or, you can uninstall Nero 12 Essentials 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 Essentials, 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 Essentials.

PC BRAND OF CHOICE
100%
Hewlett-Packard
 
OS VERSIONS
Win 8 86%
Win 7 (SP1) 14%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 86.05%
Windows 7 13.95%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8 Single Language 53.49%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 27.91%
Windows 7 Professional 13.95%
Windows 8 4.65%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.02% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.02%
  Brazil 48.98%

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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