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8.3.630 31.25%
8.3.500 6.25%
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8.3.173 25.00%
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Nero 8 HD

What is Nero 8 HD?  (from Nero AG)

Nero 8 HD, the newest version of the world's best-selling multimedia suite, brings the digital world to your PC. Now it's easy to organize and manage all your multimedia files, as well as create and edit new digital content. Nero's sleek design and user-friendly tools make completing projects fun and enjoyable.


Nero 8 HD is a software program developed by Nero AG. The most common release is 8.3.630, with over 98% 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. 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 setup package generally installs about 74 files and is usually about 595.42 KB (609,708 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 25% of users of Nero 8 HD come from Australia, it is also popular in the United States and India.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nero.com
Help link: support.nero.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{D325C500-6E44-41A5-8298-478013A71045}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 595.42 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Nero 8 HD

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • VCDDoc.dll
  • VCDEngine.dll
  • VCDLib.dll
  • VCDUI.dll
  • em2v.dll - Nero Suite (Mpeg-2 Video Decoder)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

5 Autoplay Handlers
  • NeroVision.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'NeroAutoPlay2VideoCapture' with the ProgID of 'Nero.AutoPlay2' and the action verb 'VideoCameraArrival_VideoCapture.
  • 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.
  • Recode.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'NeroAutoPlay8DVDVideoToNeroDigital' with the ProgID of 'Nero.AutoPlay8' and the action verb 'DVDVideoToNeroDigital_PlayDVDMovieOnArrival.
  • NeroStartSmart.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler (NeroAutoPlay9LaunchNeroStartSmart).
  • 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".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • NeroHome.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero Home\NeroHome.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.8 MB
21.09 MB average
Kernel CPU:0.00001716%
0.016088% average

How do I remove Nero 8 HD?

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Or, you can uninstall Nero 8 HD 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 HD, 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 HD.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Vista (SP2) 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.88%
Windows 8 15.63%
Windows XP 9.38%
Windows Vista 3.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.13%
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.13%
Windows 7 Professional 12.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.38%
Windows 8 Single Language 6.25%
Windows 10 Home 3.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.00% of installs come from Australia
Which countries install it?
  Australia 25.00%
  United States 13.89%
  India 8.33%
  Italy 5.56%
  France 5.56%
  Thailand 5.56%
  Israel 2.78%
  Netherlands 2.78%
  Portugal 2.78%
  Spain 2.78%
  United Kingdom 2.78%
  DZ 2.78%
  Mexico 2.78%
  Singapore 2.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.27%
Acer 27.27%
Sony 13.64%
ASUS 9.09%
Toshiba 9.09%
MSI 4.55%
Alienware 4.55%
Common models
Gigabyte Tecohnology Co.,... 7.69%
HP ProBook 4710s 7.69%
MSI MS-7346 3.85%
Acer Aspire 4736Z 3.85%
MSI MS-7680 3.85%
HP 655 Notebook PC 3.85%

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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