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What percent of users and experts removed it?
20% remove it80% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,866
United States Rank #17,274
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.52 days
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Average installed length: 163.11 days

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Nero BackItUp 4

What is Nero BackItUp 4?  (from Nero AG)

Nero BackItUp is a powerful tool for backing up and restoring data. If you choose a file backup, the individual files and folders that you select are backed up. If you want to back up the same files again later, a backup update makes it easier and saves resources and other things. If you choose Drive Backup, entire dri...  Read more


Nero BackItUp 4 is a program developed by Nero AG. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 ncc.exe. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 10.24 MB (10,735,356 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 26% of users of Nero BackItUp 4 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

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="9M11-8533-35L0-P1T9-UZEZ-ATTX-T3U1-04L7"
Estimated size: 10.24 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Nero BackItUp 4

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)
  • Interop.WindowsInstaller.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WindowsInstaller'.
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)
  • ShouldIRemoveIt.exe (by Reason Software Company) - Should I Remove It?

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • ncc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A7A3916D-1F0E-4317-A42B-FBFA688C18DB}' (runs on registration).
  • ShouldIRemoveIt.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4DF09CFF-8925-4B7E-8F45-50409E23D816}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • ShouldIRemoveIt.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ShouldIRemoveIt_Notifications.
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 BackItUp 4?

You can uninstall Nero BackItUp 4 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 4, 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 4.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 7 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 20%
Keep it 80%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.11%
Windows 10 17.75%
Windows Vista 13.57%
Windows XP 13.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.73%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.04%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.39%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.46%
Windows 7 Professional 8.37%
Windows 10 Home 6.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.85% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 25.85%
  Germany 19.25%
  Italy 15.85%
  Brazil 4.72%
  Spain 3.77%
  United Kingdom 3.40%
  Canada 3.21%
  France 3.02%
  Australia 1.70%
  Belgium 1.51%
  Argentina 1.32%
  Iran 1.32%
  Hungary 1.13%
  Portugal 1.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.17%
Acer 22.76%
Dell 14.63%
ASUS 8.13%
Intel 5.69%
American Megatrends 4.47%
Medion 2.44%
Sahara 2.44%
Samsung 2.44%
Lenovo 1.22%
NEC 1.22%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.11%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.11%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.92%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.92%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 2.92%
HP Compaq 6720s 2.19%

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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