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Should I remove Nero 8?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,286
United States Rank #3,785
Reach 0.6285%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.83 days
584.99 days >
Average installed length: 307.37 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
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205 versions

Other programs by Nero AG

Nero 8

What is Nero 8?

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.

Overview

The most used version is 8.10.293, with over 19% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is NeroStartSmart.exe. The software installer includes 61 files and is usually about 913.22 KB (935,142 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nero.com
Help link: support.nero.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{8AEA4BE2-2B52-41C0-BB7D-9F2D17AF1033}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 913.22 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Nero 8

Program executable:NeroStartSmart.exe
Name:Nero StartSmart
Nero StartSmart 9 Application
Path:C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero StartSmart\NeroStartSmart.exe
MD5:d47bcd65fe7f872b94d227434536c67a
Additional files:
  • NeroBurnAdvrCntrl2.dll - Nero Burn and Nero Burn Settings (for MCE)
  • NeroMCEWrapper.dll - Nero Burn & Nero Burn Settings (for MCE)
  • NeroMCEWrapperPS.dll
  • NeroMobileAd.exe - Nero Mobile Advertisement (Nero Mobile Advertisment)
  • NeroAPIGlueLayerUnicode.dll - NeroAPIGlueLayerUnicode
  • DXEnum.exe - DXEnum Application (DXEnumApplication)
  • NeDwFileHelper.exe - Nero Burning ROM (Nero Antivirus Helper Application)
  • nero.exe
  • DriveSpeed.exe - Nero DriveSpeed
  • NeroBurnRights.exe - Nero BurnRights (Nero BurnRights Control Panel)
  • NeroInFDiscCopy.exe - Nero StartSmart (Nero StartSmart 8 Inline Function DiscCopy Server)
  • NeroStartSmart.exe - Nero StartSmart 9 Application
  • waveedit.exe - Nero WaveEditor (Wave Editor)
  • DiscSpeed.exe - Nero DiscSpeed
  • UNNERO.exe - Nero Installer (Uninstaller)
  • dvddisc.dll - Nero ShowTime (DVD/CD Disc Manager DLL)
  • InfoTool.exe - Nero InfoTool
  • Recode.exe - Nero Recode 2
  • NVDV.dll - Nero AG NVDV (DV-Timecode based Scenechange Detection)
  • AMCDocBase.dll - Nero Vision
  • AMCDOM.dll
  • AMCLib.dll
  • AMCUIBase.dll
  • DVDBlockAcc.dll - DVDBlockAcc
  • DVDDoc.dll
  • DVDEngine.dll - DVDEngine
  • DVDLib.dll
  • DVDUI.dll
  • encwiz.dll - NeroDigital (Encoder wizard for NeroDigital)
  • ExpressDoc.dll
  • ExpressUI.dll
  • GCCore.dll
  • GCFX.dll
  • GCLib.dll
  • HDCC.dll - Hard Disk Content Converter
  • HDDoc.dll
  • HDLib.dll
  • HDUI.dll
  • HTMLGallery.dll
  • MMTools.dll
  • NeroVideoFX.dll - Nero Video Effects - wide-character version
  • NeroVision.exe
  • NeroVisionAPI.dll
  • NeVideoFX.dll
  • Painter.dll
  • SetupNeroMobile.exe - Nero Mobile
  • VCDDoc.dll
  • VCDEngine.dll
  • VCDLib.dll
  • VCDUI.dll
  • em2v.dll - Nero Suite (Mpeg-2 Video Decoder)
  • NeAcEnc.dll - Nero AG AC-3 Encoder Dynamic Link Library
  • NeEm2a.dll - Mpeg-2 Audio Encoder
  • NeVcr.dll - Mpeg-2 A/V Encoder
  • NeroHome.exe - Nero Home
  • NeroMediaBrowserCore.dll
  • NeroMediaBrowserCorePlugins.dll
  • NeroMediaBrowserInterface.dll
  • NMBXRTSP.dll
  • NMOEMCustomisation.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Autoplay Handlers
  • NeroStartSmart.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'NeroAutoPlay9LaunchNeroStartSmart' with the ProgID of 'Nero.AutoPlay8' and the action verb 'LaunchNeroStartSmart_HandleCDBurningOnArrival.
  • NeroVision.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'NeroAutoPlay2VideoCapture' with the ProgID of 'Nero.AutoPlay2' and the action verb 'VideoCameraArrival_VideoCapture.
  • Recode.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'NeroAutoPlay8DVDVideoToNeroDigital' with the ProgID of 'Nero.AutoPlay8' and the action verb 'DVDVideoToNeroDigital_PlayDVDMovieOnArrival.
  • nero.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'NeroAutoPlay8RipCD' with the ProgID of 'Nero.AutoPlay8' and the action verb 'RipCD_PlayCDAudioOnArrival.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • NeroVision.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9B6F0B1D-79A2-4B84-8095-2F204DED370A}' (runs on registration).
  • NeroHome.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A81427C6-B243-4B40-9A3A-78234CBCF0C5}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • NeroHome.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero Home\NeroHome.exe'.
  • NeroVision.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero Vision\NeroVision.exe'.

How do I remove Nero 8?

Quickly and completely remove Nero 8 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Nero 8 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 8, 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 8.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 8 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#1,286

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.26%
Windows XP 13.54%
Windows 8 11.83%
Windows Vista 7.25%
Windows Server 2003 0.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 31.79%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.68%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.53%
Windows 7 Professional 11.34%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.27%
Windows 8.1 2.31%

Distribution by countryGeography

13.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 13.43%
  Germany 9.28%
  Italy 8.98%
  Brazil 7.85%
  India 5.87%
  Thailand 4.20%
  Iran 3.48%
  United Kingdom 3.20%
  France 2.87%
  Spain 2.58%
  Netherlands 2.44%
  Canada 2.37%
  Romania 1.61%
  Hungary 1.51%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.86%
Acer 20.47%
Dell 19.03%
ASUS 11.07%
GIGABYTE 10.57%
Intel 3.31%
Lenovo 2.87%
Toshiba 2.75%
American Megatrends 2.73%
Samsung 2.35%
Sahara 1.25%
Medion 0.75%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.30%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.44%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.23%
ASUS All Series 3.17%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.10%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.48%

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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