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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.17 days
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Average installed length: 173.07 days


12.0.01300 1.31%
12.0.01200 71.62%
12.0.00900 4.80%
12.0.00800 22.27%

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Nero BackItUp 12 Essentials

What is Nero BackItUp 12 Essentials?  (from Nero AG)

Nero BackItUp performs incremental backups so only files that have changed since your last backup are included. This translates to significantly less time required to perform backups and it uses the least disc space necessary. Get selective with your backups. Nero BackItUp is seamlessly integrated with Nero Kwik Media...  Read more


Nero BackItUp 12 Essentials is a program developed by Nero AG. The most used version is 12.0.01200, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is Nero BackItUp 12 Essentials.exe. The software installer includes 211 files. 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 8. While about 55% of users of Nero BackItUp 12 Essentials come from Germany, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nero.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Nero\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{A4C430F5-5828-4645-91CF-13220EE609D2}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)

Program filesFiles installed by Nero BackItUp 12 Essentials

Program executable:Nero BackItUp 12 Essentials.exe
Name:Nero Self Extractor
Path:C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero BackItUp 12 Essentials.exe
Additional files:
  • Nero BackItUp 12 Essentials.exe - Nero Self Extractor
  • 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
  • NeroContentLicenseCheck.dll - Nero Content License Check Library
  • NeColorCrct.dll - NeColorC 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
  • 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
  • NeroMediaCon.dll - Nero Media Converter (Nero Library)
  • NeTargetSettings.Interop.dll - Nero Target Settings
  • DriveLocker.dll - Nero AG DriveLocker (DriveLocker)
  • MenuTemplatePackBasic.dll - Template Pack Icon
  • ncc.dll - Nero ControlCenter
  • 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
  • GENCUSH.dll
  • Generatr.dll
  • GenFAT.dll
  • geniso.dll
  • GenUDF.dll
  • GenUDF2.dll
  • image.dll
  • ImageGen.dll
  • ISOFS.dll
  • KARAOKE.DLL - Nero Karaoke DLL
  • MetadataDetector.Interop.dll - MetadataDetector
  • MMC.dll
  • NeDwFileHelper.exe - Nero Antivirus Helper Application
  • NeHDBlkAccess.dll
  • nero.exe
  • NeroAPI.dll
  • NeroAPIEngine.dll
  • NeroCmd.exe - NeroCmd - NeroAPI Command Processor
  • NeroCOM.dll - Nero COM Module
  • neroDB.dll
  • NeroErr.dll
  • NeroFileDialog.Interop.dll - Nero File Dialog
  • NeroFileDialogIDL.Interop.dll
  • NeroNET.dll - NeroNET Network Library
  • NeroRescueAgent.exe - Nero RescueAgent
  • uCDCopy.dll
  • uEqualize.dll
  • uFATImporter.dll
  • uGENCUSH.dll
  • uGeneratr.dll
  • uGenFAT.dll
  • ugeniso.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 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.
  • 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 'lanerdion Nero LIVEBackup Merge 12 0'.
  • KwikMedia.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F79E2A22-1F94-4819-8D66-7DD70914F86C}' (runs on registration).
  • nero.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BB0C2056-E1AA-4648-8583-A39BDF118853}' (runs on registration).
  • NeroStartSmart.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E7DBAD0C-81EE-435A-AAE5-334D81357AD1}' (runs on registration).
  • NASvc.exe runs as a service named 'NAUpdate' (NAUpdate).
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.
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'.

How do I remove Nero BackItUp 12 Essentials?

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Or, you can uninstall Nero BackItUp 12 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Nero BackItUp 12 Essentials, 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 Essentials.

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win 7 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.87%
Windows 8 24.45%
Windows Vista 3.93%
Windows XP 1.75%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows 7 Professional 12.72%
Windows 8.1 10.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.14%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.95%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.07%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.95% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 54.95%
  France 11.26%
  United Kingdom 5.86%
  Japan 4.95%
  Italy 3.60%
  Spain 3.15%
  United States 2.25%
  Austria 1.80%
  Netherlands 1.80%
  Belgium 1.35%
  Switzerland 0.90%
  Russia 0.90%
  Estonia 0.90%
  Turkey 0.90%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 21.58%
Hewlett-Packard 15.83%
Medion 14.39%
ASUS 13.67%
Dell 11.51%
Toshiba 8.63%
Samsung 3.60%
Lenovo 2.16%
American Megatrends 1.44%
Intel 1.44%
NEC 1.44%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7366 2.63%
MEDION E7218 2.63%
Acer Aspire V3-771 2.63%
Dell Vostro 1540 1.75%
MEDION P6812 1.75%

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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