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Ahead NeroMediaPlayer

What is Ahead NeroMediaPlayer?  (from Nero AG)

The Nero Media Player program enables you to play back audio tracks. The program supports the most current formats, including MP3, WAV, AAC, to name but a few. Nero Media Player also enables you to play back Internet streams, and to create and play back playlists.


Ahead NeroMediaPlayer is a program developed by Nero AG. The main program executable is neromediaplayer.exe. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 13.7 MB (14,361,250 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 32% of users of Ahead NeroMediaPlayer come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ahead\neromediaplayer
Estimated size: 13.7 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ahead NeroMediaPlayer

Program executable:neromediaplayer.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\ahead\neromediaplayer\neromediaplayer.exe
Additional files:
  • SHORTCUT.DLL (by Ahead) - Ahead ShortCut (ShortCut)
  • mfc42.DLL (by Microsoft) - Microsoft (R) Visual C++ (MFCDLL Shared Library - Retail Version)
  • msvcp60.DLL (by Microsoft) - Microsoft (R) C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcrt.DLL - Microsoft (R) C Runtime Library
  • Stream.dll (by Rapidsolution Software GmbH) - Stream Dynamic Link Library (Stream DLL)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • NeroMediaPlayer.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'NeroAutoPlay2PlayAudioCD' with the ProgID of 'Nero.AutoPlay2' and the action verb 'PlayMusicFilesOnArrival_PlayAudioCD.

How do I remove Ahead NeroMediaPlayer?

You can uninstall Ahead NeroMediaPlayer 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Ahead NeroMediaPlayer, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Ahead NeroMediaPlayer.

Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 58.02%
Windows 7 18.52%
Windows 10 13.58%
Windows Vista 9.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 57.50%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.75%
Windows 10 Home 6.25%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.00%
Windows 8.1 3.75%
Windows 7 Professional 2.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.52%
  Germany 18.48%
  France 9.78%
  Italy 8.70%
  United Kingdom 5.43%
  Belgium 4.35%
  Australia 3.26%
  Slovakia 2.17%
  Argentina 1.09%
  Canada 1.09%
  Switzerland 1.09%
  Egypt 1.09%
  Spain 1.09%
  Finland 1.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.32%
Dell 18.92%
Acer 13.51%
American Megatrends 10.81%
Intel 8.11%
Sahara 5.41%
Samsung 5.41%
Common models
MSI MS-7399 6.45%
Dell OptiPlex 745 ... 4.84%
SYX Intel 1.61%
VIA KT600-8237 1.61%
VIA K7VT4APro 1.61%
unika MS-7042 1.61%

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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