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Should I remove Nero Update?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
22% remove it78% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Poor
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How common is it?
Global Rank #492
United States Rank #811
Reach 1.5591%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.91 days
734.71 days >
Average installed length: 386.04 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
11.0.11800.31.0 0.01%
11.0.11500.28.0 0.01%
11.0.11400.27.0 0.00%
11.0.10623.22.0 0.00%
1.0.10900.31.0 20.91%
1.0.10600.28.0 0.63%
1.0.10400.26.0 0.33%
1.0.10300.25.0 5.64%
1.0.0018.1 0.02%
1.0.0018 51.64%
1.0.0017 17.02%
1.0.0012 3.79%

Other programs by Nero AG

Nero Update

What is Nero Update?

Nero Update Manager is a program designed to manage all installed Nero programs on the user's PC and check for and update any new versions of the software if available. This service will run in the background when Windows starts and periodically check for updates.

Overview

The most common release is 1.0.0018, 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 NASvc.exe. The setup package generally installs about 173 files and is usually about 1.39 MB (1,458,907 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.

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Pre-installed software such as this is usually included by default on the manufacturer's PC. Many OEM (original equipment manufacture) software that is included with a new PC is useful and in many cases required for the PC to function properly as in the case of various software drivers. However, some pre-installed software is optional and can be safely removed.
Nero Update is typically pre-installed with Toshiba computers.
Some users and experts alike have reported that this program is considered bloatware or bundleware. Such software is optional and can be safely removed if you do not utilize the features of the progam.
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the Toshiba PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It is often time or functionally (lite version) limited for Toshiba computers.
  • If you do not use this program you might consider remvoing it as it often consumes system resources, even if not actively being run, adversely affecting system responsiveness.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nero.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Nero\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{65BB0407-4CC8-4DC7-952E-3EEFDF05602A}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.39 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Nero Update

Program executable:NASvc.exe
Name:NeroUpdate
Path:C:\Program Files\Nero\Update\NASvc.exe
MD5:dfe14d63f0f649ee94a9e3442b7c8f2c
NeroUpdate (NASvc.exe) is the software updater program which runs in the background of Windows and automatically starts up when your PC boots. It checks for software udpates and automatically downloads and installs them if found.
Additional files:
  • ImageEffects.Interop.dll - Nero Playback Component Dynamic Link Library
  • ImageProcessLib.Interop.dll
  • SolutionExplorer.dll - Nero Solution Explorer Dynamic Link Library
  • NeroContentLicenseCheck.dll - Nero Content License Check Library
  • SerialHelper.exe - Nero Kwik Media Store Activator
  • NeColorCrct.dll - NeColorC Dynamic Link Library
  • NBCmd.exe - Nero BackItUp Command line
  • SolutionExplorerCLI.dll - SECLI Dynamic Link Library (SolutionExplorerCLI Dynamic Link Library)
  • NCC.exe - Nero ControlCenter Module (Nero ControlCenter)
  • NCChelper.exe - Nero ControlCenter Helper
  • HelpBase.dll - Nero Help Installer Base (Nero Help Installer Base DLL)
  • CognitecConnector.Interop.dll - Nero Cognitec Connector
  • nit64.dll - Nero InfoTool (x64) dll
  • NeroDiscMergeWrongDisc.exe - NeroDiscMergeWrongDisc (NeroDiscMergeWrongDisc Application)
  • InFAudioRippingServer.dll - InFAudioRippingServer (Nero 10 Inline Function AudioRipping Server)
  • NeroSecurDiscViewer.exe - Nero SecurDisc Viewer (Nero Aplication for SecurDisc)
  • AdvrCntrProxy.dll - Nero Core Components (AdvrCntrProxy)
  • DeviceConnector.Interop.dll - Nero Move it plug-in
  • NOSFeedManagerWrapper.dll - Nero Online Services (Component for providing feed manager and parser capabilities)
  • NOSInternetServices.dll - Component for integrating web feeds
  • DriveLocker.dll - Nero AG DriveLocker (DriveLocker)
  • ClipartPack.dll - Template Pack Icon
  • MenuTemplatePackBasic.dll
  • MovieThemePack1.dll
  • MovieThemePackBasic.dll
  • 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
  • NeroFileDialog.Interop.dll - Nero File Dialog
  • NeroFileDialogIDL.Interop.dll
  • 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
  • uNeroErr.dll
  • uNeroFSStandalone.dll
  • uNeVCDEngine.dll
  • uTMPVImporter.dll
  • uUDFImporter.dll
  • uVMpegEnc.dll
  • Burn.Model.dll - Nero Kwik Media (Nero.Framework.Burn)
  • Burn.UI.dll - BurnUI
  • Burn.ViewModel.dll - Burn.ViewModel
  • DeviceImportLibrary.dll - DeviceImportLibrary
  • DeviceManager.dll - DeviceManager

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Autoplay Handlers
  • MediaHub.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'MediaHub10VCDMovieOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'OpenWithNeroMediaHub10' and the action verb 'open.
  • KwikMedia.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'KwikMedia11VCDMovieOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'OpenWithNeroKwikMedia11' and the action verb 'open.
  • NeroExpress.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'NeroExpress10LaunchNE' with the ProgID of 'Nero.Express.10.AutoPlay' and the action verb 'LanchNE.
  • nero.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'NeroBurningROM10LaunchNBR' with the ProgID of 'Nero.BurningROM.10.AutoPlay' and the action verb 'LanchNE.
7 Scheduled Tasks
  • nero.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ECE18035-B818-497D-8A3B-0B78BC8E7F6F}' (runs on registration).
  • KwikMedia.600.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5C236FFF-06B2-485C-B15C-CEB55D9D0DB3}' (runs on registration).
  • NeroVision.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{894238C4-9B76-4B5C-9FCB-0CD77BEB7F35}' (runs on registration).
  • NBAgent.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Nicolo' NBAgent 5 4'.
  • NeroExpress.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{58589D04-DDFC-4B90-9E06-A018B78C68AB}' (runs on registration).
  • NeroStartSmart.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E7DBAD0C-81EE-435A-AAE5-334D81357AD1}' (runs on registration).
  • Plus 1 more
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • NBAgent.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named NBAgent.
Service
  • NASvc.exe runs as a service named [email protected]:\Archivos de programa\Nero\Update\NASvc.exe,-200' (NAUpdate).
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 10\Nero BackItUp\NBAgent.exe" /WinStart.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • KwikMedia.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Nero\KM\KwikMedia.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

NASvc.exe
Memory:2.16 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0005251563%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00040573%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00011942%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Nero Update?

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Or, you can uninstall Nero Update 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 Update, 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 Update.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 80%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 85.11%
Windows 8 9.51%
Windows XP 2.92%
Windows Vista 2.46%
Windows Server 2003 0.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 57.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.73%
Windows 7 Professional 8.93%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.92%
Windows 10 Home 2.36%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.93%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.03%
  Germany 10.44%
  United Kingdom 6.66%
  France 5.29%
  Italy 4.13%
  Canada 3.41%
  Brazil 3.16%
  Netherlands 2.10%
  Australia 1.95%
  Spain 1.87%
  Belgium 1.72%
  India 1.67%
  Sweden 1.26%
  Israel 0.95%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 41.39%
Toshiba 22.90%
Dell 15.44%
Hewlett-Packard 9.03%
GIGABYTE 4.39%
ASUS 3.98%
Intel 1.43%
Lenovo 0.84%
Samsung 0.62%
Common models
TOSHIBA SATELLITE C660 9.34%
Gateway DX4860 5.31%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE L750 3.77%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660D 3.49%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 3.32%
Acer Aspire X3990 2.74%

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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Jackover a year ago
You should remove this.