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Global Rank #4,019
United States Rank #10,434
Reach 0.1343%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.63 days
519.99 days >
Average installed length: 273.21 days


1.2.0040 2.80%
1.2.0037 0.49%
1.2.0031.1 0.42%
1.2.0031 22.37%
1.2.0030 59.37%
1.2.0026 0.04%
1.2.0023 0.79%
1.2.0020.1 0.04%
1.2.0017.1 4.16%
1.2.0017 0.15%
1.2.0009 7.97%
1.0.0005 0.57%
1.0.0000 0.83%

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Nero BackItUp and Burn

What is Nero BackItUp and Burn?  (from Nero AG)

Nero BackItUp performs backups incrementally so only files that have changed since your last backup are included. This makes backups take significantly less time and it uses the least disc space necessary. You can also get selective with your backups, for instance by just backing up the photos, videos and music in your...  Read more


Nero BackItUp and Burn is a program developed by Nero AG. The most used version is 1.2.0030, 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. 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). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is BackItUp.exe. The software installer includes 150 files and is usually about 612.63 KB (627,335 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 16% of users of Nero BackItUp and Burn come from Germany, it is also popular in United Kingdom and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nero.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero BackItUp & Burn\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{E08CC458-41FB-4BB5-9B08-2C83DB55A5B9}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 612.63 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Nero BackItUp and Burn

Program executable:BackItUp.exe
Name:Nero BackItUp
Path:C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero BackItUp & Burn\Nero BackItUp\BackItUp.exe
Additional files:
  • NMThumbnailIconsGen.dll - Nero Thumbnail Icon Generator Dynamic Link Library
  • NMPlaybackComponent.dll - Nero Playback Component Dynamic Link Library
  • NMTTranscoder.dll - Nero Transcoder Dynamic Link Library
  • NMCDRip.dll - Nero CD Rip Dynamic Link Library
  • NeroContentFinder.dll - NeroCont Dynamic Link Library (Nero Library)
  • NeroStarter.dll - Nero Starter Plugin Extension (Audio plugin extension)
  • NBCmd.exe - Nero BackItUp Command line
  • NeroAPIGlueLayerUnicode.dll - NeroAPIGlueLayerUnicode
  • InFAudioRippingServer.dll - InFAudioRippingServer (Nero 9 Inline Function AudioRipping Server)
  • uNeroMediaCon.dll - Nero Media Converter
  • DriveLocker.dll - Nero AG DriveLocker (DriveLocker)
  • DriveLocker_IObitDel.dll
  • NeroAudioRip.exe - Save Audio Tracks
  • FatFs.dll - Nero RescueAgent (FatFsDevicePlugin DLL)
  • Iso9660Fs.dll - Iso9660FsPlugin DLL
  • KARAOKE.DLL - Nero Burning ROM (Nero Karaoke DLL)
  • Mmc.dll - MmcDevicePlugin DLL
  • NeDwFileHelper.exe - Nero Antivirus Helper Application
  • NeroAPI.dll
  • NeroAPI_IObitDel.dll
  • NeroAPIEngine.dll
  • NeroAPIEngine_IObitDel.dll
  • NeroAPIUnicode.dll
  • NeroAPIUnicode_IObitDel.dll
  • NeroFileDialog.dll - Nero File Dialog
  • NeroFileDialogCF.dll
  • NeroFileDialogIDLPS.dll
  • NeroFileDialogVista.dll
  • NeroRescueAgent.exe
  • NeroVMRModules.dll - Nero VMR Modules
  • NtfsFS.dll - NtfsFsDevicePlugin DLL
  • Sbc.dll - SbcDevicePlugin DLL
  • uCDCopy.dll
  • uCDCopy_IObitDel.dll
  • UdfFs.dll - UdfFsPlugin DLL
  • uDVDRealloc.dll - DVDRealloc DLL
  • uDVDRealloc_IObitDel.dll
  • uEqualize.dll
  • uFATImporter.dll
  • uGENCUSH.dll
  • uGENCUSH_IObitDel.dll
  • uGeneratr.dll
  • uGeneratr_IObitDel.dll
  • uGenFAT.dll
  • ugeniso.dll
  • ugeniso_IObitDel.dll
  • uGenUDF.dll
  • uGenUDF_IObitDel.dll
  • uGenUDF2.dll
  • uGenUDF2_IObitDel.dll
  • uHDDImporter.dll
  • uimage.dll - Nero Recorder Driver
  • uimage_IObitDel.dll
  • uImageGen.dll
  • uImageGen_IObitDel.dll
  • uISOFS.dll
  • uISOFS_IObitDel.dll
  • uMMC.dll
  • uMMC_IObitDel.dll
  • uNeroErr.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • NeroExpress.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'NeroAutoPlay9LaunchNE' with the ProgID of 'Nero.AutoPlay9' and the action verb 'LanchNE.
Context Menu Handler
  • NBShell.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {919E454D-BA29-4923-A9FE-692457764B18}.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • NBAgent.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Babe NBAgent'.
  • NBCore.exe is scheduled as a task named 'DiskStation Video' (runs weekly on Saturdays at 19:58).
  • BackItUp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F0B7974B-07D2-49AB-BB4B-4B06DB001020}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • NBAgent.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'NBAgent' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero BackItUp & Burn\Nero BackItUp\NBAgent.exe" /WinStart.

How do I remove Nero BackItUp and Burn?

You can uninstall Nero BackItUp and Burn 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 and Burn, 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 and Burn.

Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 20%
Keep it 80%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.97%
Windows 10 10.88%
Windows XP 4.27%
Windows Vista 3.89%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 64.80%
Windows 7 Professional 9.05%
Windows 10 Home 6.23%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.95%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.72%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.12%

Distribution by countryGeography

15.69% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 15.69%
  United Kingdom 14.30%
  United States 12.29%
  France 9.52%
  Italy 6.46%
  Netherlands 3.65%
  Spain 2.92%
  Portugal 2.74%
  Sweden 2.52%
  Canada 2.08%
  Belgium 2.04%
  Poland 2.04%
  Ireland 1.75%
  South Africa 1.42%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 75.63%
Hewlett-Packard 6.98%
Dell 4.83%
Acer 4.40%
ASUS 2.53%
Medion 1.43%
Intel 0.76%
Samsung 0.48%
American Megatrends 0.43%
Common models
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TOSHIBA Satellite L650 11.01%
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TOSHIBA Satellite L670 8.99%
TOSHIBA Satellite L655 7.47%
TOSHIBA Satellite A660 5.51%

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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