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Should I remove Nero 9?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,692
United States Rank #3,214
Reach 0.3989%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.99 days
560.21 days >
Average installed length: 294.35 days

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Nero 9

What is Nero 9?

Nero Multimedia Suite is a popular software suite for Microsoft Windows by Nero AG. Nero includes Nero Burning ROM, Nero Express, Nero DiscSpeed, Nero Video, Nero Recode, Nero BackItUp, Nero Wave Editor and various other disk authoring, video authoring and data backup untiliies as well as audio editing tools. The suite's name "Nero" is followed by its major version number. The most commonly available versions of Nero are the OEM suites, which are bundled with many optical disc recorders.


During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 main program executable is ncc.exe. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 9.96 MB (10,442,741 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nero.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero ControlCenter 4
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Nero ProductInstaller 4\SetupX.exe REMOVESERIALNUMBER="9M03-01A1-PCX7-K31A-8A94-98PT-KT2E-522A"
Estimated size: 9.96 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Nero 9

Program executable:ncc.exe
Name:Nero ControlCenter
Path:C:\Program Files\nero\nero controlcenter 4\ncc.exe
Additional files:
  • ncc.dll - Nero ControlCenter
  • NOSMyNeroRegistration.dll - Nero Online Services (Component for Registration Services)
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)
  • Interop.WindowsInstaller.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WindowsInstaller'.
  • ShouldIRemoveIt.exe (by Reason Software Company) - Should I Remove It?
  • iconv.dll (by Free Software Foundation) - libiconv: character set conversion library (LGPLed libiconv for Windows NT/2000/XP and Windows 95/98/ME)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • ncc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A7A3916D-1F0E-4317-A42B-FBFA688C18DB}' (runs on registration).
  • ShouldIRemoveIt.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{862F20F7-1F74-4732-8D1B-1F3156B2A061}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • ShouldIRemoveIt.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ShouldIRemoveIt_Notifications.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • ncc.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero ControlCenter 4\ncc.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:40.27 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003938783%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00005098%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00034290%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,416,507
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:270 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Nero 9?

You can uninstall Nero 9 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 Nero 9, 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 Nero 9.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 10 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.01%
Windows 10 18.23%
Windows XP 7.34%
Windows Vista 6.33%
Windows Server 2003 0.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.53%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.70%
Windows 7 Professional 12.54%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.84%
Windows 10 Home 4.79%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 23.86%
  Germany 16.74%
  Italy 9.42%
  Brazil 5.64%
  France 4.57%
  Spain 3.79%
  United Kingdom 3.17%
  Canada 2.67%
  Netherlands 2.44%
  Iran 1.48%
  Australia 1.42%
  Belgium 1.41%
  Argentina 1.27%
  Thailand 1.21%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.88%
Acer 21.55%
Dell 19.25%
ASUS 9.55%
Toshiba 4.25%
Intel 2.59%
Medion 2.39%
American Megatrends 2.00%
Lenovo 1.97%
Samsung 1.78%
Sahara 0.86%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.66%
ASUS All Series 5.50%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.50%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.07%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.67%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 2.20%

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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