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Should I remove Barnes & Noble Desktop Reader?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,929
United States Rank #6,713
Reach 0.0212%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.94 days
588.37 days >
Average installed length: 309.14 days


VersionDistribution 0.24% 93.05% 6.71%

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Barnes & Noble Desktop Reader

What is Barnes & Noble Desktop Reader?  (from Barnes & Noble)

Barnes & Noble Desktop Reader, also known as nook for PC, is software that allows you to access your NOOKbook library or the Barnes & Noble online store to browse, purchase, and read NOOKbooks, eBooks compatible with the nook eReader device, on your computer. Enjoy millions of books plus full access to your entire NOOK...  Read more


Barnes & Noble Desktop Reader is a software program developed by Barnes & Noble. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 primary executable is named BNDReader.exe. The setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 37.89 MB (39,727,013 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 96% of users of Barnes & Noble Desktop Reader come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Mexico.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.barnesandnoble.com/u/nook-for-pc/379003591
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\barnes & noble\bndesktopreader
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Barnes & Noble\BNDesktopReader\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 37.89 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Barnes & Noble Desktop Reader

Program executable:BNDReader.exe
Name:Barnes & Noble Desktop Reader
Path:C:\Program Files\barnes & noble\bndesktopreader\BNDReader.exe
Additional files:
  • BNDReader.exe - Barnes & Noble Desktop Reader
  • uninstall.exe - Barnes & Noble Desktop Reader Installer
  • JavaScriptCore.dll (by Apple) - JavaScriptCore (JavaScriptCore Dynamic Link Library)
  • WebKit.dll (by Apple) - WebKit (WebKit Dynamic Link Library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • BNDReader.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F8451B4D-5E42-4057-8595-90B3BED6B1E6}' (runs on registration).
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8D46ED1B-0F35-4190-ABB6-5B6F34487CB9}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Barnes & Noble Desktop Reader?

You can uninstall Barnes & Noble Desktop Reader 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 Barnes & Noble Desktop Reader, 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 Barnes & Noble Desktop Reader.

Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.67%
Windows 10 6.94%
Windows Vista 2.15%
Windows XP 0.24%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 77.59%
Windows 7 Starter 12.05%
Windows 10 Home 5.78%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 1.20%
Windows Vista Ultimate 0.72%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 0.48%

Distribution by countryGeography

96.09% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 96.09%
  Canada 0.98%
  Mexico 0.56%
  Brazil 0.42%
  Panama 0.28%
  Argentina 0.28%
  TT 0.14%
  NG 0.14%
  Ecuador 0.14%
  Sri Lanka 0.14%
  GH 0.14%
  Venezuela 0.14%
  Saudi Arabia 0.14%
  Malaysia 0.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 93.92%
Hewlett-Packard 1.95%
Dell 1.70%
Toshiba 0.97%
Lenovo 0.49%
Intel 0.24%
Gateway 0.24%
ASUS 0.24%
Common models
Acer Aspire 7741 13.72%
Acer Aspire 5742 9.48%
Acer Aspire 5742Z 8.98%
Acer Aspire 5336 8.73%
Acer AOD255E 8.23%
eMachines eME528 4.49%


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