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7.03.1238 8.24%
7.03.1040 32.94%
7.03.0796 3.53%
7.03.0613 0.59%
7.03.0011 0.59%
7.02.8835 48.24%
7.02.8123 1.18%
7.02.8011 1.76%
7.02.6796 2.94%

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What is Nero BackItUp 2 Essentials?  (from Nero AG)

With Nero BackItUp, it’s a cinch to disaster-proof your important data. Schedule a routine backup of files, folders or your entire PC and choose from a huge range of supported devices.


Nero BackItUp 2 Essentials is a program developed by Nero AG. The most used version is 7.02.8835, 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). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The software installer includes 98 files and is usually about 121.47 KB (124,381 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 46% of users of Nero BackItUp 2 Essentials come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nero.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{69E8BEBD-B3AA-4981-BA49-AD0AEA731031}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 121.47 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Nero BackItUp 2 Essentials

  • NeroBurnRightsHelp.dll - NeroBurnRightsHelp Dynamic Link Library (NeroBurnRightsHelp DLL)
  • PhotoSnap.exe - Nero PhotoSnap image editor
  • PhotoSnapViewer.exe - Nero Photosnap Viewer (Nero Photosnap Image Viewer)
  • AudioPluginMgr.dll - Audio Plugin Manager (Audio plugin manager)
  • InfoTool.exe - InfoTool Application (Nero InfoTool MFC Application)
  • NeroMediaCon.dll - Nero Media Converter (Nero Library)
  • CDSpeed.exe - Nero CD - DVD Speed
  • DXEnum.exe - DXEnum Application (DXEnumApplication)
  • CDCopy.dll - Nero Burning ROM
  • cdr50s.dll - Nero Recorder Driver
  • CDROM.dll
  • 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
  • NeDwFileHelper.exe - Nero Antivirus Helper Application
  • NeHDBlkAccess.dll
  • nero.exe
  • NeroAPI.dll
  • NeroCmd.exe - NeroCmd - NeroAPI Command Processor
  • NeroCOM.dll - Nero COM Module
  • neroDB.dll
  • NeroErr.dll
  • NeroNET.dll - NeroNET Network Library
  • neroscsi.dll
  • NeRSDB.dll
  • NeVCDEngine.dll
  • newtrf.dll
  • TMPVImporter.dll
  • uCDCopy.dll
  • ucdr50s.dll
  • uCDROM.dll
  • UDFImporter.dll
  • uDVDRealloc.dll - DVDRealloc DLL
  • uEqualize.dll
  • VMPEGEncNDX.dll - VMPEGEnc
  • DriveSpeed.exe - Nero DriveSpeed
  • ImageDrive.exe - Nero ImageDrive
  • NeroBurnRights.exe - Nero BurnRights (Nero BurnRights Control Panel)
  • NeroStartSmart.exe - Nero StartSmart
  • waveedit.exe - Nero WaveEditor (Wave Editor)
  • CoverDes.exe - Cover Designer
  • NeroMediaHome.exe - Nero MediaHome
  • NMMediaServer.exe
  • SoundTrax.exe - Nero SoundTrax
  • UNNERO.exe - Nero Installer (Uninstaller)
  • BackItUp.exe - Nero BackItUp
  • LBFC.dll
  • NB.dll
  • NBCalendar.ocx
  • NBDataBase.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Autoplay Handlers
  • NeroStartSmart.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'NeroAutoPlay7LaunchNeroStartSmart' with the ProgID of 'Nero.AutoPlay7' and the action verb 'LaunchNeroStartSmart_HandleCDBurningOnArrival.
  • ShowTime.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'NeroAutoPlay7PlayDVD' with the ProgID of 'Nero.AutoPlay7' and the action verb 'PlayDVD_PlayVideoFilesOnArrival.
  • Recode.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'NeroAutoPlay7TranscodeVideo' with the ProgID of 'Nero.AutoPlay7' and the action verb 'TranscodeVideo_PlayDVDMovieOnArrival.
  • nero.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'NeroAutoPlay3DataDisc' with the ProgID of 'Nero.AutoPlay3' and the action verb 'HandleCDBurningOnArrival_DataDisc.
Context Menu Handler
  • NBShell.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {EB4D3CFE-E2AA-4C6E-B2FE-2A749F95D208}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • nero.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{20C0C1E2-573E-4E97-887B-CC371C5C7595}' (runs on registration).
  • BackItUp.exe is scheduled as a task named '20100716_211700_Sicherung Diss' (runs daily at 19:30).
  • NBService.exe runs as a service named 'NBService' (NBService) "Nero BackItUp Service is responsible to control all jobs created using Nero BackItUp. These jobs can create backups of selected files/folders/partitions or complete hard disk to hard disk, network drive, CD/DVD or FTP.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • NBKeyScan.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'NBKeyScan' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Nero BackItUp\NBKeyScan.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • nero.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Core\nero.exe'.

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Or, you can uninstall Nero BackItUp 2 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 2 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 2 Essentials.

Win 7 (SP1) 41%
Win Vista 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 43.53%
Windows Vista 24.71%
Windows XP 24.12%
Windows 10 7.65%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.52%
Microsoft Windows XP 23.81%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 23.21%
Windows 7 Professional 4.76%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.98%
Windows 8.1 2.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.33% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 46.33%
  United States 16.38%
  Italy 8.47%
  United Kingdom 5.65%
  Netherlands 3.95%
  France 2.82%
  Israel 2.26%
  Canada 2.26%
  Czech Republic 1.69%
  Belgium 1.13%
  Austria 1.13%
  LY 0.56%
  Slovenia 0.56%
  South Africa 0.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 22.43%
Dell 19.63%
Hewlett-Packard 11.21%
American Megatrends 9.35%
Toshiba 9.35%
Intel 5.61%
Medion 5.61%
Samsung 4.67%
Lenovo 2.80%
Sahara 2.80%
Sony 0.93%
Common models
Acer Aspire 7736 2.91%
LENOVO 20245 1.94%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 1.94%
Acer Aspire 5920G 1.94%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 1.94%

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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