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Should I remove NOOK for PC?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
23% remove it77% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,677
United States Rank #649
Reach 0.4051%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.22 days
419.52 days >
Average installed length: 220.43 days


VersionDistribution 53.27% 4.03% 9.71% 15.94% 1.93% 1.06% 14.05%

Typically installed together


What is NOOK for PC?  (from Barnes & Noble)

Barnes and Noble eReader downloads of your latest Barnes & Noble eBook purchases and samples automatically, access to download eBooks from your Online Library anytime, bookmarks, note taking, and highlight functionality, portrait or landscape display modes, customizable font, margins, and page gestures.


NOOK for PC 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 20 files and is usually about 38.71 MB (40,585,967 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 96% of users of NOOK for PC come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.barnesandnoble.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\barnes & noble\bndesktopreader
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Barnes & Noble\BNDesktopReader\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 38.71 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NOOK for PC

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
  • icudt40.dll (by IBM and others) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • icuin40.dll (by IBM and others) - IBM ICU I18N DLL
  • icuuc40.dll - IBM ICU Common DLL
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • libcurl.dll (by The cURL library, http://curl.haxx.se/) - The cURL library (libcurl Shared Library)
  • JavaScriptCore.dll (by Apple) - JavaScriptCore (JavaScriptCore Dynamic Link Library)
  • WebKit.dll (by Apple) - WebKit (WebKit Dynamic Link Library)
  • CFLite.dll
  • intel_adp_wrapper.dll
  • libxml2.dll
  • pthreadVC2.dll (by Open Source Software community project) - POSIX Threads for Windows32 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 NOOK for PC?

You can uninstall NOOK for PC 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 NOOK for PC, 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 NOOK for PC.

Win 7 (SP1) 79%
Win 8.1 0%
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 81.84%
Windows 10 11.21%
Windows Vista 4.38%
Windows XP 2.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 71.48%
Windows 10 Home 5.89%
Windows 7 Professional 5.21%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.59%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.63%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.44%

Distribution by countryGeography

95.99% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 95.99%
  Canada 0.62%
  United Kingdom 0.48%
  Mexico 0.22%
  PR 0.20%
  Australia 0.15%
  Brazil 0.13%
  Philippines 0.12%
  Netherlands 0.10%
  Argentina 0.10%
  Israel 0.09%
  Germany 0.09%
  India 0.07%
  South Africa 0.07%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 68.31%
Hewlett-Packard 12.43%
Dell 11.57%
Toshiba 3.50%
ASUS 1.84%
Lenovo 0.78%
Intel 0.61%
Common models
Acer Aspire 5733Z 5.11%
Acer Aspire 5253 4.00%
Gateway NE56R 3.74%
Acer Aspire 5250 3.47%
Gateway DX4860 3.47%
eMachines EL1360G 3.16%


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