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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,861
United States Rank #5,568
Reach 0.2411%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.29 days
185.70 days >
Average installed length: 97.57 days


16.0.05500 3.19%
16.0.05000 3.19%
16.0.04900 0.53%
16.0.04300 2.25%
16.0.04200 5.26%
16.0.04100 2.72%
16.0.04000 7.89%
16.0.03600 0.03%
16.0.03000 9.52%
16.0.02900 55.26%
16.0.02800 4.20%
16.0.01300 5.97%

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Nero 2015


Nero 2015 is a software program developed by Nero AG. The most common release is 16.0.02900, 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 NERO 14 Activator.exe. The setup package generally installs about 115 files and is usually about 1.36 MB (1,426,998 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. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 27% of users of Nero 2015 come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nero.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Nero\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{763EF8DC-4CC0-47CA-BE1C-BDE731462250}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.36 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Nero 2015

Program executable:NERO 14 Activator.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Nero\NERO 14 Activator.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
  • NCC.exe - Nero ControlCenter Module (Nero ControlCenter)
  • NCChelper.exe - Nero ControlCenter Helper
  • StartNBR.exe - Nero Burning ROM Starter
  • CognitecConnector.Interop.dll - Nero Cognitec Connector
  • NeroDiscMergeWrongDisc.exe - NeroDiscMergeWrongDisc (NeroDiscMergeWrongDisc Application)
  • AdvrCntrProxy.dll - Nero Core Components (AdvrCntrProxy)
  • DeviceConnector.Interop.dll - Nero Move it plug-in
  • Blu-rayPlayer.exe - Nero Blu-ray Player
  • Blu-rayPlayer_IObitDel_IObitDel_IObitDel_IObitDel_IObitDel_IObitDel_IObitDel.exe
  • NeroD2D.exe - Nero Disc to Device (Command line client)
  • StartNE.exe - NeroExpress Starter
  • ClipartPack.dll - Template Pack Icon
  • DotNetAppLauncher.dll - DotNetAppLauncher (.net application launcher)
  • NeroAudioRip.exe - Save Audio Tracks
  • NeroExportServer.exe - Nero ExportServer
  • DesktopClientLib.dll - DesktopClientLib
  • nero.exe - Nero Burning ROM
  • NeroCmd.exe - NeroCmd - NeroAPI Command Processor
  • NeroRescueAgent.exe - Nero RescueAgent
  • NeroBurnServer.exe - Nero BurnServer
  • BRWizard.exe - Nero MediaHome (Backup & Restore Wizard)
  • Burn.Model.dll - Nero.Framework.Burn
  • Burn.UI.dll - BurnUI
  • Burn.ViewModel.dll - Burn.ViewModel
  • D2D.exe - Disc to Device
  • DeviceManager.dll - DeviceManager
  • DeviceMonitor.dll - DeviceMonitor
  • DeviceOperations.dll - DeviceOperations
  • FaceScanner.dll - FaceScanner
  • FileScanner.dll - FileScanner
  • FileSystemWatcher.dll - FileSystemWatcher
  • FolderScanner.exe - Folder Scanner
  • IndexingManager.dll - IndexingManager
  • KwikMedia.exe - Nero MediaHome Compatibility
  • KwikMediaUpdater.exe - KwikMediaUpdater
  • MainAppCommunicator.dll - Communication Bridge
  • MediaBrowser.exe - Nero MediaBrowser
  • MediaHome.exe
  • MediaHome.Wpf.dll - MediaHome.Wpf
  • MediaHub.Core.dll - MainApplication
  • MediaHub.DataModel.dll - DataModel
  • MediaHub.Main.exe
  • MediaHub.Sdk.dll - MediaHubSDK
  • MediaHubBurnSDK.dll - MediaHubBurnSDK
  • Medialib.dll - MediaLibrary
  • MediaLibrary.dll
  • NeroDiscMerge.exe - Nero DiscMerge (Nero DiscMerge Application)
  • SlideShw.exe - Nero SlideShow (Slideshow application)
  • BackItUp.exe - Nero BackItUp
  • BackItUpUpdate.exe - Nero BackItUpUpdate
  • NBService.exe
  • NeroBRServer.exe - NeroBRServer (Nero Background-rendering Server)
  • ieCache.exe - Nero Recode (ieCache)
  • NANotify.exe - Nero Update (Nero Update UI)
  • Recode.exe
  • RecodeCore.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

6 Autoplay Handlers
  • StartNE.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'NeroExpress16LaunchNE' with the ProgID of 'Nero.Express.16.AutoPlay' and the action verb 'LanchNE.
  • MediaHome.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'KwikMedia11BluRayOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'OpenWithNeroKwikMedia11' 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.
  • Blu-rayPlayer.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'NeroBluRayPlayerOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'OpenWithNeroBluRayPlayer' and the action verb 'open.
  • D2D.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'NeroDisc2DeviceOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'OpenWithNeroDisc2Device' and the action verb 'open.
  • StartNBR.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'NeroBurningROM16LaunchNBR' with the ProgID of 'Nero.BurningROM.16.AutoPlay' and the action verb 'LanchNE.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • KwikMedia.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{30199570-5861-4797-844A-31FCCBD1B012}' (runs on registration).
  • MediaHome.exe is scheduled as a task named 'DLNAStreamServerS-1-5-21-4208230928-2836373107-3574143593-1001'.
  • BackItUp.exe is scheduled as a task named 'BackItUp_Launch'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • MediaHome.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named DLNAStreamServerS-1-5-21-3256278613-2309624341-3252783711-1002.
2 Services
  • NBService.exe runs as a service named 'Nero BackItUp Background Service' (NeroBackItUpBackgroundService) "Nero BackItUp Service to provide web service, MTP connection service and file system watcher".
  • NASvc.exe runs as a service named '@C:\Program Files\Nero\Update\NASvc.exe,-200' (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\BurningRom\Nero ControlCenter\NCC.exe" STARTPAGE=UPDATE.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • BackItUp.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Nero BackItUp' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero BackItUp\BackItUp.exe" /WinStart.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • StartNBR.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 2015\Nero Burning ROM\StartNBR.exe'.
  • nero.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 2015\Nero Burning ROM\nero.exe'.

How do I remove Nero 2015?

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Or, you can uninstall Nero 2015 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 2015, 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 2015.

Win 8 54%
Win 8.1 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 53.59%
Windows 7 44.49%
Windows Vista 1.24%
Windows XP 0.65%
Windows 8.1 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.93%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.80%
Windows 8.1 15.77%
Windows 8.1 Pro 13.58%
Windows 7 Professional 9.44%
Windows 10 Pro 6.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.07% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 27.07%
  United States 19.22%
  Italy 6.62%
  United Kingdom 5.17%
  France 3.72%
  Brazil 3.05%
  Canada 2.37%
  Austria 1.98%
  Netherlands 1.96%
  Spain 1.93%
  Australia 1.87%
  India 1.31%
  Mexico 1.26%
  Argentina 1.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.37%
Acer 20.32%
Dell 13.98%
ASUS 11.64%
Medion 8.62%
Toshiba 5.48%
Lenovo 5.08%
Intel 1.77%
Samsung 1.14%
MSI 0.74%
American Megatrends 0.63%
Common models
ASUS All Series 16.62%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.38%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.99%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.73%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.60%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.34%

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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