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23% remove it77% keep it
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United States Rank #39,314
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12.5.01200 10.34%
12.5.01100 3.45%
12.5.00800 25.86%
12.5.00700 24.14%
12.5.00600 5.17%
12.0.01300 1.72%
12.0.01200 6.90%
12.0.00900 13.79%
12.0.00400 8.62%

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Nero BackItUp 12

What is Nero BackItUp 12?  (from Nero AG)

Nero BackItUp 12 makes it a cinch to disaster-proof your important data. It is now Windows 8-ready and it supports hard drives larger than 2 TB and USB 3.0 storage devices. It even automatically detects and configures NAS devices for backup. With Nero LIVEBackup, all it takes is one click to schedule a routine backup o...  Read more


Nero BackItUp 12 is a software program developed by Nero AG. The most common release is 12.5.00800, 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 setup package generally installs about 195 files and is usually about 161.35 KB (165,224 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 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 35% of users of Nero BackItUp 12 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nero.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Nero\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{91BF8E9B-DDE4-4E3C-B065-D084C47AA1AD}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 161.35 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Nero BackItUp 12

  • ImageProcessLib.Interop.dll - Nero Playback Component Dynamic Link Library
  • ACME.Interop.dll - Advanced Content Manager & Enumerator
  • NeroContentLicenseCheck.dll - Nero Content License Check Library
  • SolutionExplorerCLI.dll - SECLI Dynamic Link Library (SolutionExplorerCLI Dynamic Link Library)
  • NCC.exe - Nero ControlCenter Module (Nero ControlCenter)
  • NCChelper.exe - Nero ControlCenter Helper
  • HelpBase.dll - Nero Help Installer Base (Nero Help Installer Base DLL)
  • CognitecConnector.Interop.dll - Nero Cognitec Connector
  • SolutionExplorer.dll - SE Dynamic Link Library (SolutionExplorer Dynamic Link Library)
  • InFAudioRippingServer.dll - InFAudioRippingServer (Nero 10 Inline Function AudioRipping Server)
  • AdvrCntrProxy.dll - Nero Core Components (AdvrCntrProxy)
  • AudioPluginMgr.dll - Audio Plugin Manager (Audio plugin manager)
  • DeviceConnector.Interop.dll - Nero Move it plug-in
  • NeDevDB.Interop.dll
  • NeroMediaCon.dll - Nero Media Converter (Nero Library)
  • DriveLocker.dll - Nero AG DriveLocker (DriveLocker)
  • ClipartPack.dll - Template Pack Icon
  • MovieThemePack1.dll
  • DotNetAppLauncher.dll - DotNetAppLauncher (.net application launcher)
  • NeroAudioRip.exe - Save Audio Tracks
  • CDCopy.dll - Nero Burning ROM
  • cdr50s.dll - Nero Recorder Driver
  • CDROM.dll
  • DesktopClientLib.dll - DesktopClientLib
  • DVDREALLOC.DLL - DVD Reallocation Library
  • Equalize.dll
  • FATImporter.dll
  • GENCUSH.dll
  • Generatr.dll
  • GenFAT.dll
  • geniso.dll
  • GenUDF.dll
  • GenUDF2.dll
  • image.dll
  • ImageGen.dll
  • ISOFS.dll
  • KARAOKE.DLL - Nero Karaoke DLL
  • MMC.dll
  • NeHDBlkAccess.dll
  • nero.exe
  • NeroAPI.dll
  • NeroAPIEngine.dll
  • NeroCmd.exe - NeroCmd - NeroAPI Command Processor
  • NeroCOM.dll - Nero COM Module
  • neroDB.dll
  • NeroErr.dll
  • NeroNET.dll - NeroNET Network Library
  • NeroRescueAgent.exe - Nero RescueAgent
  • neroscsi.dll
  • NeRSDB.dll
  • NeVCDEngine.dll
  • newtrf.dll
  • uCDCopy.dll
  • uEqualize.dll
  • uFATImporter.dll
  • uGENCUSH.dll
  • uGeneratr.dll
  • uGenFAT.dll
  • ugeniso.dll
  • uGenUDF.dll
  • uGenUDF2.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Autoplay Handlers
  • KwikMedia.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'KwikMedia10VCDMovieOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'OpenWithNeroKwikMedia10' and the action verb 'open.
  • nero.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'NeroAutoPlay2RipCD' with the ProgID of 'Nero.AutoPlay2' and the action verb 'PlayCDAudioOnArrival_RipCD.
  • MediaHome.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'KwikMedia11VCDMovieOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'OpenWithNeroKwikMedia11' and the action verb 'open.
  • NeroExpress.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'NeroExpress10LaunchNE' with the ProgID of 'Nero.Express.10.AutoPlay' and the action verb 'LanchNE.
4 Scheduled Tasks
  • NBCore.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Save disque E 12 0' (runs weekly on Thursdays at 18:30).
  • KwikMedia.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C93D1D78-5CF7-4AC0-8021-1C638ADCE556}' (runs on registration).
  • MediaHome.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{642D5E0B-6CD3-4BA5-BCFE-2682E3BFD514}' (runs on registration).
  • MediaBrowser.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{87EE94FE-AE68-4A8E-8DD3-4193DD3B0E77}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • NMMediaServerService.exe runs as a service named 'NeroMediaHomeService.4' (NeroMediaHomeService.4) "Share your multimedia files over the home network!".
  • NASvc.exe runs as a service named 'NAUpdate' (NAUpdate).
Startup File (User Run)
  • NeroMediaHome.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Nero MediaHome 4' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero MediaHome 4\NeroMediaHome.exe" /AUTORUN.
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\Nero\Nero ControlCenter\NCC.exe" STARTPAGE=UPDATE.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • NeroMediaHome.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Nero MediaHome 4' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero MediaHome 4\NeroMediaHome.exe" /AUTORUN.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • KwikMedia.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Nero\KM\KwikMedia.exe'.
  • BackItUp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 12\Nero BackItUp\BackItUp.exe'.

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Or, you can uninstall Nero BackItUp 12 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 BackItUp 12, 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 BackItUp 12.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win Vista (SP2) 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.07%
Windows 8 31.03%
Windows XP 3.45%
Windows Vista 3.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.21%
Windows 7 Professional 12.07%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.07%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 10.34%
Windows 8.1 5.17%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.21% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.21%
  Germany 30.99%
  United Kingdom 5.63%
  Italy 5.63%
  Belgium 4.23%
  France 4.23%
  Austria 2.82%
  Canada 2.82%
  Panama 1.41%
  Netherlands 1.41%
  Czech Republic 1.41%
  Spain 1.41%
  Croatia 1.41%
  PR 1.41%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 21.74%
Hewlett-Packard 17.39%
Medion 15.22%
Toshiba 13.04%
Acer 8.70%
ASUS 6.52%
Lenovo 6.52%
MSI 2.17%
Intel 2.17%
Sony 2.17%
NEC 2.17%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7502 4.00%
LENOVO 2958 4.00%
HP-Pavilion VS161AA-ABU s... 2.00%
HP ProBook 4540s 2.00%
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebo... 2.00%
HP G42 Notebook PC 2.00%

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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