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Should I remove Nero BackItUp 12 Essentials OEM.a01?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
19% remove it81% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #695
United States Rank #1,002
Reach 1.1348%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.11 days
180.13 days >
Average installed length: 94.65 days


12.5.01200 43.92%
12.5.00500 44.56%
12.5.00000 11.52%

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Nero BackItUp 12 Essentials OEM.a01

What is Nero BackItUp 12 Essentials OEM.a01?

Nero BackItUp 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.

About  (from Nero AG)

Nero BackItUp performs incremental backups so only files that have changed since your last backup are included. This translates to significantly less time required to perform backups and it uses the least disc space necessary. Get selective with your backups. Nero BackItUp is seamlessly integrated with Nero Kwik Media...  Read more


The most common release is 12.5.00500, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 Nero 2014 Platinum Activator v1.0.exe. The setup package generally installs about 202 files and is usually about 5.07 MB (5,313,088 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 /I{B2B0EC73-AD4A-4716-A3DE-CEA8440B309B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.07 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Nero BackItUp 12 Essentials OEM.a01

Program executable:Nero 2014 Platinum Activator v1.0.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 2014 Platinum Activator v1.0.exe
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
  • NeColorCrct.dll - NeColorC 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
  • NeroAPIGlueLayerUnicode.dll - NeroAPIGlueLayerUnicode
  • InFAudioRippingServer.dll - InFAudioRippingServer (Nero 10 Inline Function AudioRipping Server)
  • NeroSecurDiscViewer.exe - Nero SecurDisc Viewer (Nero Application for SecurDisc)
  • AdvrCntrProxy.dll - Nero Core Components (AdvrCntrProxy)
  • AudioPluginMgr.dll - Audio Plugin Manager (Audio plugin manager)
  • DeviceConnector.Interop.dll - Nero Move it plug-in
  • NeroMediaCon.dll - Nero Media Converter (Nero Library)
  • NOSUsageStatistics.dll - Nero Online Services (Component for usage statistics)
  • DriveLocker.dll - Nero AG DriveLocker (DriveLocker)
  • MenuTemplatePackBasic.dll - Template Pack Icon
  • DotNetAppLauncher.dll - DotNetAppLauncher (.net application launcher)
  • NeroAudioRip.exe - Save Audio Tracks
  • CDCopy.dll - Nero Burning ROM
  • cdr50s.dll - Nero Recorder Driver
  • CDROM.dll
  • DesktopClientLib.dll - DesktopClientLib
  • DVDREALLOC.DLL - DVD Reallocation Library
  • FatFs.dll - Nero RescueAgent (FatFsDevicePlugin DLL)
  • FATImporter.dll
  • GENCUSH.dll
  • Generatr.dll
  • GenFAT.dll
  • geniso.dll
  • GenUDF.dll
  • GenUDF2.dll
  • image.dll
  • ImageGen.dll
  • Iso9660Fs.dll - Iso9660FsPlugin DLL
  • ISOFS.dll
  • KARAOKE.DLL - Nero Karaoke DLL
  • Mmc.dll - MmcDevicePlugin DLL
  • NeDwFileHelper.exe - Nero Antivirus Helper Application
  • NeHDBlkAccess.dll
  • nero.exe
  • NeroAPI.dll
  • NeroAPIEngine.dll
  • NeroCmd.exe - NeroCmd - NeroAPI Command Processor
  • NeroCOM.dll - Nero COM Module
  • NeroErr.dll
  • NeroNET.dll - NeroNET Network Library
  • NeroRescueAgent.exe
  • NeRSDB.dll
  • NeVCDEngine.dll
  • NtfsFS.dll - NtfsFsDevicePlugin DLL
  • Sbc.dll - SbcDevicePlugin DLL
  • uCDCopy.dll
  • UdfFs.dll - UdfFsPlugin DLL
  • uEqualize.dll
  • uFATImporter.dll
  • uGENCUSH.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Autoplay Handlers
  • KwikMedia.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'KwikMedia11VCDMovieOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'OpenWithNeroKwikMedia11' 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 'NeroAutoPlay2RipCD' with the ProgID of 'Nero.AutoPlay2' and the action verb 'PlayCDAudioOnArrival_RipCD.
  • NeroExpress.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'NeroExpress12LaunchNE' with the ProgID of 'Nero.Express.12.AutoPlay' and the action verb 'LanchNE.
6 Scheduled Tasks
  • NBCore.exe is scheduled as a task named 'lanerdion Nero LIVEBackup Merge 12 0'.
  • nero.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D65C8CD1-1D11-4DE5-9D51-5A0768BD52AF}' (runs on registration).
  • KwikMedia.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C73A1EA8-CA69-4B6B-9DC0-B356E5EC96A9}' (runs on registration).
  • MediaHome.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{642D5E0B-6CD3-4BA5-BCFE-2682E3BFD514}' (runs on registration).
  • MediaBrowser.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{87EE94FE-AE68-4A8E-8DD3-4193DD3B0E77}' (runs on registration).
  • NeroExpress.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D9831E72-A526-49A9-B0B0-ACC637C9B9D2}' (runs on registration).
  • NASvc.exe runs as a service named 'NAUpdate' (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.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • nero.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Core\nero.exe'.
  • KwikMedia.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Nero\KM\KwikMedia.exe'.

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Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 98.84%
Windows 7 1.07%
Windows 8.1 0.08%
Windows Vista 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 63.76%
Windows 8 17.57%
Windows 10 Home 6.81%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 5.45%
Windows 8 Single Language 1.81%
Windows 8.1 Connected 1.79%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.19% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.19%
  Italy 6.93%
  Germany 6.79%
  United Kingdom 6.28%
  France 6.04%
  Canada 5.92%
  Netherlands 2.80%
  Australia 2.07%
  Brazil 1.83%
  Belgium 1.72%
  Sweden 1.71%
  Norway 1.53%
  Spain 1.49%
  DK 1.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 99.93%
Hewlett-Packard 0.02%
Lenovo 0.01%
Samsung 0.01%
Gateway 0.01%
Medion 0.01%
Dell 0.01%
ASUS 0.01%
Common models
Acer Aspire E1-522 4.45%
Acer Aspire E1-572 3.86%
Gateway SX2110G 3.67%
Acer Aspire E1-570 2.98%
Acer Aspire E1-572G 2.65%
Acer Aspire E5-571 2.64%

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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