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What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #558
United States Rank #766
Reach 1.2046%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.82 days
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Average installed length: 260.78 days

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Nero 9 Essentials

What is Nero 9 Essentials?

Nero Essentials is a basic version of the Nero's regular programs, such as its CD burning software, according to Nero. Usually, hardware manufacturers include Nero Essentials so users have the bare minimum necessary to use their hardware. Nero Essentials only comes bundled with a new computer and pre-installed.


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 ncc.exe. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 10.87 MB (11,394,432 bytes).
Nero 9 Essentials has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Pre-installed software such as this is usually included by default on the manufacturer's PC. Many OEM (original equipment manufacture) software that is included with a new PC is useful and in many cases required for the PC to function properly as in the case of various software drivers. However, some pre-installed software is optional and can be safely removed.
Nero 9 Essentials is typically pre-installed with Acer computers.
Some users and experts alike have reported that this program is considered bloatware or bundleware. Such software is optional and can be safely removed if you do not utilize the features of the progam.
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the Acer PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It is often time or functionally (lite version) limited for Acer computers.
  • If you do not use this program you might consider remvoing it as it often consumes system resources, even if not actively being run, adversely affecting system responsiveness.

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="2M02-K08X-AC3L-7M3U-232H-C925-9AH3-AP8Z-544U-L9X9-131
Estimated size: 10.87 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Nero 9 Essentials

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)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ncc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A7A3916D-1F0E-4317-A42B-FBFA688C18DB}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • ncc.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero ControlCenter 4\ncc.exe'.

How do I remove Nero 9 Essentials?

You can uninstall Nero 9 Essentials 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 Essentials, 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 Essentials.

Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 81.72%
Windows 10 12.19%
Windows XP 4.07%
Windows Vista 2.00%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 61.42%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.80%
Windows 7 Professional 8.43%
Windows 10 Home 6.26%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.01%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 1.53%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.66% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.66%
  Germany 9.03%
  United Kingdom 6.71%
  France 6.00%
  Italy 3.59%
  Canada 3.35%
  Netherlands 2.25%
  Australia 1.98%
  Taiwan 1.66%
  India 1.64%
  Spain 1.58%
  Iran 1.49%
  Sweden 1.39%
  Brazil 1.39%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 64.98%
Toshiba 9.89%
Dell 7.31%
ASUS 5.02%
Hewlett-Packard 4.98%
Intel 2.18%
Common models
eMachines ET1331G 3.20%
eMachines EL1352 2.85%
eMachines ET1831 2.73%
Acer Aspire X3950 2.34%
Acer Aspire X3400 2.33%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.30%

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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