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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,582
United States Rank #17,751
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 282.22 days
1183.24 days >
Average installed length: 621.70 days

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Nero BackItUp 4 Essentials

What is Nero BackItUp 4 Essentials?  (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 Essentials is a software program developed by Nero AG. 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 primary executable is named ncc.exe. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 10.85 MB (11,372,536 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 38% of users of Nero BackItUp 4 Essentials 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="2M10-8098-A7C3-251L-0PU7-WAE6-E24E-6PH0"
Estimated size: 10.85 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Nero BackItUp 4 Essentials

Program executable:ncc.exe
Name:Nero ControlCenter
Path:C:\Program Files\nero\nero controlcenter 4\ncc.exe
Additional files:
  • ncc.dll - Nero ControlCenter
  • 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 '{72C31C2F-5A34-402F-AED5-E77FB1426DE3}' (runs on registration).
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 Essentials?

Quickly and completely remove Nero BackItUp 4 Essentials from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Nero BackItUp 4 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 4 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 4 Essentials.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win Server 2003 1%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.50%
Windows Vista 20.00%
Windows XP 16.00%
Windows 8 8.00%
Windows Server 2003 0.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.56%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.74%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 15.74%
Windows 7 Professional 12.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.08%
Windows 10 Home 3.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.46%
  Germany 13.25%
  Italy 7.69%
  Canada 7.26%
  United Kingdom 4.70%
  France 4.27%
  Sweden 2.99%
  Austria 2.14%
  Switzerland 2.14%
  South Africa 2.14%
  Spain 1.71%
  Israel 1.71%
  Netherlands 1.71%
  DK 1.28%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.90%
Dell 18.97%
Acer 13.79%
Toshiba 7.76%
Intel 6.03%
American Megatrends 5.17%
Sahara 3.45%
ASUS 3.45%
Medion 1.72%
Samsung 1.72%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.78%
ASUSTeK K53SV 1.85%
HP 550 1.85%
Compaq-Presario AY030AA-A... 1.85%
Dell Dell DXP061 1.85%

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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