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Should I remove Nero 8 Ultra Edition HD?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #10,159
United States Rank #27,184
Reach 0.0414%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.15 days
269.88 days >
Average installed length: 141.80 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
8.3.630 6.72%
8.3.623 0.34%
8.3.500 0.86%
8.3.465 4.31%
8.3.334 0.69%
8.3.333 0.34%
8.3.330 1.72%
8.3.328 0.34%
8.3.327 0.34%
8.3.326 1.90%
8.3.325 0.17%
8.3.324 0.17%
8.3.322 7.41%
8.3.321 0.17%
8.3.320 4.83%
8.3.318 11.03%
8.3.317 1.21%
8.3.316 0.69%
8.3.314 11.21%
8.3.313 0.86%
8.3.312 5.17%
8.3.310 2.59%
8.3.309 0.69%
8.3.307 0.17%
8.3.305 0.52%
8.3.191 0.34%
8.3.185 0.52%
8.3.177 0.86%
8.3.175 2.59%
8.3.173 4.66%
8.3.164 1.21%
8.3.99 0.17%
8.3.60 0.34%
8.3.59 0.17%
8.3.48 0.86%
8.3.47 0.17%
8.3.43 5.17%
8.3.42 0.34%
8.3.40 0.34%
8.3.39 4.83%
8.3.37 0.69%
8.3.35 2.41%
8.3.33 0.17%
8.3.31 5.34%
8.3.29 0.86%
8.3.24 0.52%
8.2.115 0.17%
8.2.114 0.17%
8.2.108 0.17%
8.2.106 0.17%
8.2.105 0.17%
55 versions

Other programs by Nero AG

Nero 8 Ultra Edition HD

What is Nero 8 Ultra Edition HD?  (from Nero AG)

Nero 8 Ultra Edition, 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 enjoyab...  Read more

Overview

Nero 8 Ultra Edition HD is a program developed by Nero AG. The most used version is 8.3.314, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is NeroStartSmart.exe. The software installer includes 72 files and is usually about 1.7 MB (1,784,863 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 15% of users of Nero 8 Ultra Edition HD come from Italy, it is also popular in Spain and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nero.com
Help link: support.nero.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{BE282C23-5484-47FF-B2C1-EBEA5C891040}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Warning, the uninstaller has been known to not fully remove the program.
Estimated size: 1.7 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Nero 8 Ultra Edition HD

Program executable:NeroStartSmart.exe
Name:Nero StartSmart
Nero StartSmart 8 Application
Path:C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero StartSmart\NeroStartSmart.exe
MD5:19f6f4864f8eb887be7d4af0e17ecdb3
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
  • 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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

5 Autoplay Handlers
  • NeroStartSmart.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'NeroAutoPlay8LaunchNeroStartSmart' with the ProgID of 'Nero.AutoPlay8' and the action verb 'LaunchNeroStartSmart_HandleDVDBurningOnArrival.
  • NeroVision.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'NeroAutoPlay2VideoCapture' with the ProgID of 'Nero.AutoPlay2' and the action verb 'VideoCameraArrival_VideoCapture.
  • ShowTime.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'NeroAutoPlay8PlayDVD' with the ProgID of 'Nero.AutoPlay8' and the action verb 'PlayDVD_PlayVideoFilesOnArrival.
  • nero.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'NeroAutoPlay8RipCD' with the ProgID of 'Nero.AutoPlay8' and the action verb 'RipCD_PlayCDAudioOnArrival.
  • Recode.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'NeroAutoPlay8DVDVideoToNeroDigital' with the ProgID of 'Nero.AutoPlay8' and the action verb 'DVDVideoToNeroDigital_PlayDVDMovieOnArrival.
Scheduled Task
  • BackItUp.exe is scheduled as a task named '20110910_192200_USER'.
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".
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

NBService.exe
Memory:2.94 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0007395944%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00053690%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00020269%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:684
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:13 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:4 Bytes
105.02 KB average

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  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 Ultra Edition 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 Ultra Edition HD.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 7 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.93%
Windows XP 14.31%
Windows 8 12.76%
Windows Vista 5.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 32.93%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.20%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.21%
Windows 7 Professional 12.31%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.12%
Windows 8 Pro 3.12%

Distribution by countryGeography

15.07% of installs come from Italy
Which countries install it?
  Italy 15.07%
  Spain 8.51%
  Brazil 8.16%
  Germany 7.09%
  United States 6.38%
  Argentina 4.26%
  France 3.37%
  Turkey 2.84%
  India 2.48%
  Taiwan 2.30%
  Colombia 2.13%
  Mexico 2.13%
  MK 2.13%
  Malaysia 1.95%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 24.92%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Dell 13.54%
GIGABYTE 12.92%
ASUS 11.08%
Lenovo 4.92%
Toshiba 3.08%
Intel 3.08%
Samsung 3.08%
American Megatrends 1.85%
Sahara 1.54%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.68%
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.09%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.92%
LENOVO 20236 2.92%
Gigabyte G41M-ES2L 2.34%
Dell Inspiron 3421 2.34%

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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