77,019,263 programs installed

Should I remove Nero Backup Drivers?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
23% remove it77% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Fair
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #1,259
United States Rank #2,580
Reach 0.6413%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.90 days
793.67 days >
Average installed length: 417.02 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
15.0.1000 1.98%
12.0.4000 20.46%
12.0.3000 0.18%
1.0.11100.8.0 38.86%
1.0.10000.1.0 38.52%

Other programs by Nero AG

Nero Backup Drivers

What is Nero Backup Drivers?

These are the drivers the Nero backup service utilizes. Nero Backup Drivers is listed separately in Program and Features in addition to Nero 10, 11, etc.

Overview

The most common release is 1.0.11100.8.0, 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. 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 NBService.exe. The setup package generally installs about 193 files and is usually about 1.62 MB (1,698,039 bytes). The installed file KwikMediaUpdater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nero.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Nero\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{D600D357-5CB9-4DE9-8FD4-14E208BD1970}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.62 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Nero Backup Drivers

Program executable:NBService.exe
Name:Nero BackItUp
Path:C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
MD5:40d7d0a208ee863bca8d89e299216f15
Nero BackItUp is a Windows backup software application that provides both local and network based file backups. With Nero BackItUp & Burn you can create backup copies on demand by manually selecting the files and folders you want to include...
Additional files:
  • SolutionExplorerCLI.dll - Nero Solution Explorer CLI Dynamic Link Library
  • ImageProcessLib.Interop.dll - Nero Playback Component Dynamic Link Library
  • SolutionExplorer.dll - Nero Solution Explorer Dynamic Link Library
  • ACME.Interop.dll - Advanced Content Manager & Enumerator
  • NeroContentLicenseCheck.dll - Nero Content License Check Library
  • SerialHelper.exe - Nero Kwik Media Store Activator
  • NeColorCrct.dll - NeColorC Dynamic Link Library
  • NCC.exe - Nero 11 ControlCenter Module (Nero ControlCenter)
  • NCChelper.exe - Nero 11 ControlCenter Helper (Nero 11 ControlCenter)
  • NBCmd.exe - Nero BackItUp Command line
  • HelpBase.dll - Nero Help Installer Base (Nero Help Installer Base DLL)
  • CognitecConnector.Interop.dll - Nero Cognitec Connector
  • NeroDiscMergeWrongDisc.exe - NeroDiscMergeWrongDisc (NeroDiscMergeWrongDisc Application)
  • InFAudioRippingServer.dll - InFAudioRippingServer (Nero 10 Inline Function AudioRipping Server)
  • 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
  • DriveLocker.dll - Nero AG DriveLocker (DriveLocker)
  • EffectsBasic.dll - Template Pack Icon
  • DotNetAppLauncher.dll - DotNetAppLauncher (.net application launcher)
  • NeroAudioRip.exe - Save Audio Tracks
  • DesktopClientLib.dll - DesktopClientLib
  • KARAOKE.DLL - Nero Burning ROM (Nero Karaoke DLL)
  • nero.exe
  • NeroAPIEngine.dll - Nero Library
  • NeroCmd.exe - NeroCmd - NeroAPI Command Processor
  • NeroRescueAgent.exe - Nero RescueAgent
  • uCDCopy.dll
  • uEqualize.dll
  • uFATImporter.dll
  • uGENCUSH.dll
  • uGeneratr.dll
  • uGenFAT.dll
  • ugeniso.dll
  • uGenUDF.dll
  • uGenUDF2.dll
  • uHDDImporter.dll
  • uimage.dll - Nero Recorder Driver
  • uImageGen.dll
  • uISOFS.dll
  • uMMC.dll
  • 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.600.exe
  • KwikMedia.601.exe
  • KwikMedia.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

5 Autoplay Handlers
  • KwikMedia.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'KwikMedia11BluRayOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'OpenWithNeroKwikMedia11' and the action verb 'open.
  • Blu-rayPlayer.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'NeroBluRayPlayerOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'OpenWithNeroBluRayPlayer' and the action verb 'open.
  • MediaHome.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'KwikMedia11BluRayOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'OpenWithNeroKwikMedia11' and the action verb 'open.
  • nero.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'NeroExpress12LaunchNE' with the ProgID of 'Nero.Express.12.AutoPlay' and the action verb 'LanchNE.
  • NeroExpress.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'NeroExpress11LaunchNE' with the ProgID of 'Nero.Express.11.AutoPlay' and the action verb 'LanchNE.
8 Scheduled Tasks
  • NBCore.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Franco Nero LIVEBackup Merge 6 0'.
  • NBAgent.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Franco NBAgent 6 0'.
  • KwikMedia.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C73A1EA8-CA69-4B6B-9DC0-B356E5EC96A9}' (runs on registration).
  • nero.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EBC35F1D-4C19-4C92-9647-3CEFE44080AF}' (runs on registration).
  • BackItUp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F4395E02-0131-488A-A12B-253C95455E39}' (runs on registration).
  • MediaHome.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{642D5E0B-6CD3-4BA5-BCFE-2682E3BFD514}' (runs on registration).
  • Plus 2 more
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • NBCore.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Thierry3.
  • NBAgent.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named NBAgent.
Service
  • NASvc.exe runs as a service named [email protected]:\Programme\Nero\Update\NASvc.exe,-200' (NAUpdate).
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • NCC.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'NeroControlCenter' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero ControlCenter\NCC.exe" STARTPAGE=UPDATE.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • NBAgent.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'NBAgent' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 11\Nero BackItUp\NBAgent.exe" /WinStart.
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

NBService.exe
Memory:2.73 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0006271866%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00031597%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00031122%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,414
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:21 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Nero Backup Drivers?

Quickly and completely remove Nero Backup Drivers 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 Backup Drivers 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 Backup Drivers, 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 Backup Drivers.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.56%
Windows 8 17.29%
Windows XP 3.38%
Windows Vista 2.77%
Windows 8.1 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.64%
Windows 7 Professional 12.45%
Windows 8.1 4.97%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.35%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.68%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.02% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 22.02%
  Germany 18.23%
  United Kingdom 7.30%
  France 5.17%
  Italy 5.11%
  Brazil 2.69%
  Canada 2.47%
  Spain 2.47%
  Netherlands 2.42%
  Australia 2.16%
  Belgium 2.02%
  Iran 1.86%
  Austria 1.30%
  Sweden 1.21%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 27.39%
Acer 18.45%
Hewlett-Packard 16.55%
Dell 12.82%
GIGABYTE 7.73%
ASUS 7.47%
Medion 4.83%
Intel 1.94%
Samsung 1.55%
Lenovo 1.29%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.16%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.93%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE P850 4.31%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE L855 4.14%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.78%
ASUS All Series 2.61%

About Nero AG

Nero is a software company best known for its burning software, Nero Burning ROM.
Publisher URL: www.nero.com

commentsComments

user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.