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What percent of users and experts removed it?
18% remove it82% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,844
United States Rank #7,499
Reach 0.2096%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.45 days
485.27 days >
Average installed length: 254.97 days


VersionDistribution 0.10% 7.94% 0.99% 1.40% 0.02% 11.25% 1.21% 0.05% 0.02% 3.17% 8.06% 0.94% 0.15% 2.30% 3.15%
12.0.2001 0.02%
12.0.0016 0.02%
5.2.29000 1.55%
5.2.26001 0.29%
5.2.24001 0.24%
5.2.22001 12.90%
5.2.21001 36.04%
5.2.13000 0.44%
5.2.9001 2.37%
5.2.6000 4.55%
5.0.18000 0.34%
5.0.14001 0.48%

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Nero BackItUp

What is Nero BackItUp?

Nero BackItUp is a system backup utility. The product is available separately to buy.

About  (from Nero AG)

There is never a convenient time for a hard drive failure, file corruption or virus to strike. Protect yourself from the pain of a major data loss with Nero BackItUp. With just one click, you can set up a routine, automatic, full-system backup and get peace-of-mind that you won’t ever risk losing an important file agai...  Read more


Nero BackItUp is a program developed by Nero AG. The most used version is 5.2.21001, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is BackItUp.exe. The software installer includes 165 files and is usually about 176.09 MB (184,645,873 bytes). KwikMediaUpdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 36% of users of Nero BackItUp come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nero.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Nero\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{E70B2F2C-94D1-4287-B5B0-CBBE618E2652}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 176.09 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Nero BackItUp

Program executable:BackItUp.exe
Name:Nero BackItUp
Path:C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero BackItUp & Burn\Nero BackItUp\BackItUp.exe
Additional files:
  • ImageProcessLib.Interop.dll - Nero Playback Component Dynamic Link Library
  • ACME.Interop.dll - Advanced Content Manager & Enumerator
  • NeroStarter.dll - Nero Starter Plugin Extension (Audio plugin extension)
  • NBCmd.exe - Nero BackItUp Command line
  • CognitecConnector.Interop.dll - Nero Cognitec Connector
  • NeroAPIGlueLayerUnicode.dll - NeroAPIGlueLayerUnicode
  • InFAudioRippingServer.dll - InFAudioRippingServer (Nero 9 Inline Function AudioRipping Server)
  • AdvrCntrProxy.dll - Nero Core Components (AdvrCntrProxy)
  • DeviceConnector.Interop.dll - Nero Move it plug-in
  • DriveLocker.dll - Nero AG DriveLocker (DriveLocker)
  • Nfx.Burn.Model.dll - Nero.Framework.Burn
  • DotNetAppLauncher.dll - DotNetAppLauncher (.net application launcher)
  • NeroAudioRip.exe - Save Audio Tracks
  • DesktopClientLib.dll - DesktopClientLib
  • KARAOKE.DLL - Nero Burning ROM (Nero Karaoke DLL)
  • NeDwFileHelper.exe - Nero Antivirus Helper Application
  • NeroAPI.dll - Nero Library
  • NeroAPIEngine.dll
  • NeroAPIUnicode.dll
  • NeroRescueAgent.exe - Nero RescueAgent
  • uCDCopy.dll
  • uDVDRealloc.dll - DVDRealloc DLL
  • uEqualize.dll
  • uFATImporter.dll
  • uGENCUSH.dll
  • uGeneratr.dll
  • uGenFAT.dll
  • ugeniso.dll
  • uGenUDF.dll
  • uGenUDF2.dll
  • uHDDImporter.dll
  • uimage.dll - Nero Recorder Driver
  • uImageGen.dll
  • uISOFS.dll
  • uMMC.dll
  • uNeroErr.dll
  • uNeVCDEngine.dll
  • unewtrf.dll
  • uTMPVImporter.dll
  • uUDFImporter.dll
  • uVCDMenu.dll
  • uVMpegEnc.dll
  • NeroBurnRights.exe - Nero BurnRights
  • Burn.Model.dll - Nero MediaHome
  • Burn.UI.dll - BurnUI
  • Burn.ViewModel.dll - Burn.ViewModel
  • 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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Autoplay Handlers
  • KwikMedia.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'KwikMedia11VCDMovieOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'OpenWithNeroKwikMedia11' and the action verb 'open.
  • MediaHome.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'KwikMedia11BluRayOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'OpenWithNeroKwikMedia11' and the action verb 'open.
  • NeroExpress.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'NeroAutoPlay9LaunchNE' with the ProgID of 'Nero.AutoPlay9' and the action verb 'LanchNE.
Context Menu Handler
  • NBShell.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {919E454D-BA29-4923-A9FE-692457764B18}.
7 Scheduled Tasks
  • NBAgent.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Babe NBAgent'.
  • NBCore.exe is scheduled as a task named 'DiskStation Video' (runs weekly on Saturdays at 19:58).
  • BackItUp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F0B7974B-07D2-49AB-BB4B-4B06DB001020}' (runs on registration).
  • KwikMedia.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F9EBD21C-17D5-45F4-84CA-CDCC2ECC5DA6}' (runs on registration).
  • MediaHome.exe is scheduled as a task named 'DLNAStreamServerS-1-5-21-4208230928-2836373107-3574143593-1001'.
  • MediaBrowser.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EB5C1F69-F37B-44ED-8C3B-5561B70E7D23}' (runs on registration).
  • Plus 1 more
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • MediaHome.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named DLNAStreamServerS-1-5-21-2678595623-4148133582-4009595467-1001.
  • 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".
2 Startup Files (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.
  • NBAgent.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'NBAgent' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero BackItUp & Burn\Nero BackItUp\NBAgent.exe" /WinStart.

How do I remove Nero BackItUp?

You can uninstall Nero BackItUp 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 BackItUp, 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 BackItUp.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 18%
Keep it 82%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.67%
Windows 10 25.47%
Windows Vista 3.22%
Windows XP 2.64%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 52.71%
Windows 7 Professional 9.17%
Windows 8.1 8.05%
Windows 10 Home 7.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.54% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 35.54%
  United States 13.35%
  United Kingdom 9.71%
  France 6.33%
  Italy 4.78%
  Netherlands 3.18%
  Spain 1.99%
  Canada 1.74%
  Portugal 1.72%
  Sweden 1.72%
  Belgium 1.37%
  Poland 1.28%
  Austria 1.25%
  Ireland 1.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 54.75%
Medion 10.85%
Acer 9.01%
Hewlett-Packard 8.87%
Dell 6.67%
ASUS 3.97%
Lenovo 1.52%
Intel 0.74%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 10.42%
TOSHIBA Satellite L650 9.24%
TOSHIBA Satellite C650 7.82%
TOSHIBA Satellite L670 7.58%
TOSHIBA Satellite L655 6.31%
TOSHIBA Satellite A660 4.50%

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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