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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,503
United States Rank #17,390
Reach 0.0336%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.51 days
44.68 days >
Average installed length: 23.48 days


17.0.04000 0.42%
17.0.02300 23.26%
17.0.02000 51.37%
17.0.01600 2.33%
17.0.01500 20.93%
17.0.00900 1.69%

Other programs by Nero AG

Nero 2016


Nero 2016 is a software program developed by Nero AG. The most common release is 17.0.02000, 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 primary executable is named DiscSpeed.exe. The setup package generally installs about 213 files and is usually about 1.38 MB (1,451,288 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 20% of users of Nero 2016 come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nero.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Nero\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{9AFD4E43-C353-40B8-BDC6-6A80F66FA142}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.38 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Nero 2016

Program executable:DiscSpeed.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Nero\DiscSpeed.exe
Additional files:
  • NOSProductRegistration.dll - Nero Online Services (Component for Product Registration Services)
  • AdvrCntr6.dll - AdvrCntr Module
  • 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
  • NeroGadgetCMServer.exe - Nero Copy Medium Gadget Server
  • NeMpegMux.dll - Nero Mpeg Multiplexer Library (Nero Library)
  • NeroContentFinder.dll - NeroCont Dynamic Link Library
  • StartNBR.exe - Nero Burning ROM 2016 Starter
  • NDAvcEncMftWrapper.dll - Nero AVC Encoder MFT Wrapper
  • Nfx.GlobalThumbnailProvider.dll - Nfx.GlobalThumbnailProvider
  • PhotoSnap.exe - Nero PhotoSnap image editor
  • Nfx.GlobalMetadataProvider.dll - Nfx.GlobalMetadataProvider
  • NMTvWizard.exe - Nero TV Wizard Application
  • NCC.exe - Nero ControlCenter Module (Nero ControlCenter)
  • NCChelper.exe - Nero ControlCenter Helper
  • HelpBase.dll - Nero Help Installer Base (Nero Help Installer Base DLL)
  • StartNE.exe - NeroExpress 2016 Starter
  • CognitecConnector.Interop.dll - Nero Cognitec Connector
  • Nfx.GlobalMetadataStore.dll - Nfx.GlobalMetadataStore
  • NeroDiscMergeWrongDisc.exe - NeroDiscMergeWrongDisc (NeroDiscMergeWrongDisc Application)
  • InFAudioRippingServer.dll - InFAudioRippingServer (Nero 10 Inline Function AudioRipping Server)
  • NeGA.dll - Nero Google Analytics
  • PhotoSnapViewer.exe - Nero Photosnap Viewer (Nero Photosnap Image Viewer)
  • AdvrCntrProxy.dll - Nero Core Components (AdvrCntrProxy)
  • DeviceConnector.Interop.dll - Nero Move it plug-in
  • NeTargetSettings.dll - Nero Target Settings
  • Nfx.Toolkit.ShellLib.dll - Nfx.Toolkit.ShellLib
  • D2DCOM.dll - Nero Disc to Device (D2D connector)
  • DriveLocker.dll - Nero AG DriveLocker (DriveLocker)
  • NeroD2D.exe - Command line client
  • Nfx.Burn.Model.dll - Nero.Framework.Burn
  • ClipartPack.dll - Template Pack Icon
  • EffectsBasic.dll
  • MenuTemplatePack1.dll
  • MenuTemplatePack2.dll
  • MenuTemplatePack3.dll
  • MenuTemplatePackBasic.dll
  • MovieThemePack1.dll
  • MovieThemePack2.dll
  • MovieThemePackBasic.dll
  • Nfx.Burn.ViewModel.dll - Nfx.Burn.ViewModel
  • PiPEffectsBasic.dll
  • SampleVideos.dll
  • DotNetAppLauncher.dll - DotNetAppLauncher (.net application launcher)
  • NeroAudioRip.exe - Save Audio Tracks
  • NeroExportServer.exe - Nero ExportServer
  • Nfx.OIDPathMapper.dll - Nfx.OIDPathMapper
  • Nfx.Policy.Nero11.dll - Nfx.Policy.Nero11
  • DesktopClientLib.dll - DesktopClientLib
  • KARAOKE.DLL - Nero Burning ROM (Nero Karaoke DLL)
  • MetadataDetector.Interop.dll - MetadataDetector
  • NAPLDMO.dll - NAPL DMO Wrapper (Nero Audio Processing Library DMO Wrapper DLL Server)
  • NeDwFileHelper.exe - Nero Antivirus Helper Application
  • nero.exe - Nero Burning ROM 2016
  • NeroAPIEngine.dll
  • NeroCmd.exe - NeroCmd - NeroAPI Command Processor
  • NeroRescueAgent.exe - Nero RescueAgent
  • NeroVMRModules.dll - Nero VMR Modules

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Autoplay Handlers
  • MediaHome.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'KwikMedia11VCDMovieOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'OpenWithNeroKwikMedia11' and the action verb 'open.
  • StartNE.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'NeroExpress2016LaunchNE' with the ProgID of 'Nero.Express.2016.AutoPlay' and the action verb 'LanchNE.
  • 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 'NeroBurningROM2016LaunchNBR' with the ProgID of 'Nero.BurningROM.2016.AutoPlay' and the action verb 'LanchNE.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • KwikMedia.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{30199570-5861-4797-844A-31FCCBD1B012}' (runs on registration).
  • 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-1-5-21-88918267-3104950244-3138033937-1001.
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 'Nero Update' (NAUpdate) "Biedt toegang tot de updates van Nero-toepassingen en beheert deze toepassingen.".
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.

How do I remove Nero 2016?

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Or, you can uninstall Nero 2016 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 2016, 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 2016.

Win 8 74%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 74.26%
Windows 7 25.53%
Windows Vista 0.21%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro 36.79%
Windows 10 Home 19.87%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.15%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.03%
Windows 7 Professional 5.92%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.44%

Distribution by countryGeography

19.75% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 19.75%
  Italy 19.33%
  Germany 6.44%
  United Kingdom 5.82%
  France 4.99%
  Brazil 4.16%
  Spain 4.16%
  Canada 3.53%
  Netherlands 2.08%
  Turkey 2.08%
  Mexico 1.87%
  DZ 1.46%
  Argentina 1.25%
  India 1.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.44%
Acer 18.60%
Dell 14.88%
ASUS 14.88%
Lenovo 4.65%
Toshiba 4.65%
Intel 1.40%
Samsung 1.40%
American Megatrends 0.93%
Apple 0.93%
Medion 0.93%
Common models
ASUS All Series 15.92%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.18%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.55%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.55%
Acer Aspire V3-772 1.91%
Acer Aspire E5-571G 1.91%

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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