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Should I remove Nero 8 Essentials?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #1,787
United States Rank #3,101
Reach 0.4385%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.45 days
632.91 days >
Average installed length: 332.54 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
8.10.391 0.05%
8.10.389 0.20%
8.10.387 1.81%
8.10.380 1.53%
8.10.379 0.08%
8.10.376 4.05%
8.10.370 0.02%
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8.10.366 1.28%
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8.10.293 0.07%
8.10.284 2.59%
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8.10.208 1.38%
8.10.135 3.20%
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8.10.124 2.21%
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8.10.111 0.94%
8.10.89 0.02%
8.3.630 2.86%
8.3.623 0.24%
8.3.619 0.07%
8.3.618 1.25%
8.3.615 0.21%
8.3.609 0.57%
8.3.594 0.29%
8.3.582 3.94%
8.3.581 0.60%
8.3.579 0.93%
8.3.578 0.13%
8.3.575 0.10%
8.3.570 0.47%
8.3.569 6.69%
8.3.562 0.67%
8.3.557 0.24%
8.3.556 0.07%
8.3.554 0.28%
8.3.546 3.29%
8.3.538 0.16%
144 versions

Typically installed together

Other programs by Nero AG

Nero 8 Essentials

What is Nero 8 Essentials?

Nero 8 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

The most common release is 8.3.569, with over 80% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 NeroStartSmart.exe. The setup package generally installs about 77 files and is usually about 1.7 MB (1,785,929 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nero.com
Help link: support.nero.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{3559CDE0-11FC-4D7B-A65C-D646035B1036}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.7 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Nero 8 Essentials

Program executable:NeroStartSmart.exe
Name:Nero StartSmart
Nero StartSmart 8 Application
Path:C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero StartSmart\NeroStartSmart.exe
MD5:0f6932f1c849ea143b617b65639f562f
Additional files:
  • NeroBurnAdvrCntrl2.dll - Nero Burn and Nero Burn Settings (for MCE)
  • NeroMCEWrapper.dll - Nero Burn & Nero Burn Settings (for MCE)
  • NeroMCEWrapperPS.dll
  • PhotoSnap.exe - Nero PhotoSnap image editor
  • NeroAPIGlueLayerUnicode.dll - NeroAPIGlueLayerUnicode
  • PhotoSnapViewer.exe - Nero Photosnap Viewer (Nero Photosnap Image Viewer)
  • DXEnum.exe - DXEnum Application (DXEnumApplication)
  • NeDwFileHelper.exe - Nero Burning ROM (Nero Antivirus Helper Application)
  • nero.exe
  • NeroRescueAgent.exe - Nero RescueAgent
  • uHDDImporter.dll - Nero Library
  • uNeroFSStandalone.dll
  • uTMPVImporter.dll
  • 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 8 Application
  • waveedit.exe - Nero WaveEditor (Wave Editor)
  • CoverDes.exe - Cover Designer
  • DiscSpeed.exe - Nero DiscSpeed
  • NeroMediaHome.exe - Nero MediaHome
  • NMMediaServer.exe
  • SoundTrax.exe - Nero SoundTrax
  • UNNERO.exe - Nero Installer (Uninstaller)
  • BackItUp.exe - Nero BackItUp
  • dvddisc.dll - Nero ShowTime (DVD/CD Disc Manager DLL)
  • InfoTool.exe - Nero InfoTool
  • NBKeyScan.exe
  • NBService.exe
  • NBSFtp.exe
  • ndvddisc.dll
  • Recode.exe - Nero Recode 3
  • ShowTime.exe
  • 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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Autoplay Handlers
  • Recode.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'NeroAutoPlay9TranscodeVideo' with the ProgID of 'Nero.AutoPlay8' and the action verb 'TranscodeVideo_PlayDVDMovieOnArrival.
  • nero.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'NeroAutoPlay8RipCD' with the ProgID of 'Nero.AutoPlay8' and the action verb 'RipCD_PlayCDAudioOnArrival.
  • ShowTime.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'NeroAutoPlay8PlayDVD' with the ProgID of 'Nero.AutoPlay8' and the action verb 'PlayDVD_PlayVideoFilesOnArrival.
  • NeroStartSmart.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler (NeroAutoPlay9LaunchNeroStartSmart).
Scheduled Task
  • BackItUp.exe is scheduled as a task named '20140223_073400_Monthly Back-Up' (runs monthly on Saturdays at 07:34).
Service
  • NBService.exe runs as a service named 'Nero BackItUp Scheduler 3' (Nero BackItUp Scheduler 3) "Nero BackItUp Scheduler 3 is responsible to control all jobs created using Nero BackItUp 3. These jobs can create backups of selected files/folders/partitions or complete hard disk to hard disk, network drive, disc or FTP.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • NBKeyScan.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'NBKeyScan' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBKeyScan.exe".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • NeroHome.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero Home\NeroHome.exe'.
  • ShowTime.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero ShowTime\ShowTime.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

NBKeyScan.exe
Memory:4.8 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0009862705%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00067744%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00030883%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,211,291
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:26
70 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average
NBService.exe
Memory:2.73 MB
Total CPU:0.0006271866%
Kernel CPU:0.00031597%
User CPU:0.00031122%
CPU cycles/sec:1,414
I/O reads/min:21 Bytes

How do I remove Nero 8 Essentials?

Quickly and completely remove Nero 8 Essentials 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 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 8 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 8 Essentials.

HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#1,787

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.78%
Windows Vista 26.57%
Windows XP 13.37%
Windows 8 7.25%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.78%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 22.61%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.79%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.24%
Windows 7 Professional 10.48%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

24.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 24.15%
  Germany 21.91%
  Australia 4.88%
  Iran 4.25%
  United Kingdom 4.22%
  France 3.56%
  India 3.07%
  Netherlands 2.53%
  Italy 2.48%
  Brazil 2.41%
  Belgium 2.14%
  Canada 1.82%
  Taiwan 1.53%
  Indonesia 1.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 24.91%
Acer 14.97%
Dell 14.44%
GIGABYTE 13.44%
Hewlett-Packard 11.88%
Intel 5.83%
ASUS 4.90%
Packard Bell 3.27%
American Megatrends 1.65%
Lenovo 1.53%
Toshiba 1.15%
Sahara 1.15%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7502 19.88%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 3.88%
Medion P8610 3.71%
MEDIONPC MS-7501 3.19%
MEDION P6612 3.07%
MEDION P7612 2.55%

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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