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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,001
United States Rank #9,776
Reach 0.1023%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.85 days
615.22 days >
Average installed length: 323.25 days


12.5.01400 1.69%
12.5.01300 11.20%
12.5.01100 6.30%
12.5.01000 2.93%
12.5.00900 18.39%
12.0.01000 0.35%
12.0.00900 7.14%
12.0.00800 19.04%
12.0.00300 32.97%

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Nero BurningROM 12

What is Nero BurningROM 12?

Nero Burning ROM 12, commonly called Nero, is an optical disc authoring program for Microsoft Windows by Nero AG. Nero contains a player for DVDs, video files, audio files, an image viewer, and software to assist with production of DVDs and other multimedia content. Nero Burning ROM works with a number of optical disc image formats, including the raw uncompressed image following the ISO9660 standard,


The most common release is 12.0.00300, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named nero.exe. The setup package generally installs about 141 files and is usually about 500.78 KB (512,795 bytes). The installed file KwikMediaUpdater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nero.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Nero\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{3D9167B2-87EB-4713-90B4-E46F2CAFE28D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 500.78 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Nero BurningROM 12

Program executable:nero.exe
Name:Nero Burning ROM
Path:C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 12\Nero Burning ROM\nero.exe
Nero Burning ROM, commonly called Nero, is an optical disc authoring program for Microsoft Windows. Nero contains a player for DVDs, video files, audio files, an image viewer, and software to assist with production of DVDs and other...
Additional files:
  • 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
  • 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
  • NeroDiscMergeWrongDisc.exe - NeroDiscMergeWrongDisc (NeroDiscMergeWrongDisc Application)
  • InFAudioRippingServer.dll - InFAudioRippingServer (Nero 10 Inline Function AudioRipping Server)
  • NeroSecurDiscViewer.exe - Nero SecurDisc Viewer (Nero Application for SecurDisc)
  • 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)
  • NOSProductRegistration.dll - Nero Online Services (Component for Product Registration Services)
  • DriveLocker.dll - Nero AG DriveLocker (DriveLocker)
  • ClipartPack.dll - Template Pack Icon
  • MenuTemplatePackBasic.dll
  • MovieThemePackBasic.dll
  • DotNetAppLauncher.dll - DotNetAppLauncher (.net application launcher)
  • NeroAudioRip.exe - Save Audio Tracks
  • CDCopy.dll - Nero Burning ROM
  • DesktopClientLib.dll - DesktopClientLib
  • DVDREALLOC.DLL - DVD Reallocation Library
  • FATImporter.dll
  • GENCUSH.dll
  • Generatr.dll
  • GenFAT.dll
  • geniso.dll
  • GenUDF.dll
  • GenUDF2.dll
  • image.dll - Nero Recorder Driver
  • ImageGen.dll
  • ISOFS.dll
  • KARAOKE.DLL - Nero Karaoke DLL
  • MMC.dll
  • NeDwFileHelper.exe - Nero Antivirus Helper Application
  • NeHDBlkAccess.dll
  • NeroAPI.dll
  • NeroAPIEngine.dll
  • NeroCmd.exe - NeroCmd - NeroAPI Command Processor
  • NeroCOM.dll - Nero COM Module
  • NeroErr.dll
  • NeroNET.dll - NeroNET Network Library
  • NeRSDB.dll
  • NeVCDEngine.dll
  • newtrf.dll
  • uCDCopy.dll
  • uEqualize.dll
  • uFATImporter.dll
  • uGENCUSH.dll
  • uGeneratr.dll
  • uGenFAT.dll
  • ugeniso.dll
  • uGenUDF.dll
  • uGenUDF2.dll
  • uHDDImporter.dll
  • uimage.dll
  • uImageGen.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Autoplay Handlers
  • nero.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'NeroExpress12LaunchNE' with the ProgID of 'Nero.Express.12.AutoPlay' and the action verb 'LanchNE.
  • KwikMedia.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'KwikMedia11BluRayOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'OpenWithNeroKwikMedia11' and the action verb 'open.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • nero.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{20C0C1E2-573E-4E97-887B-CC371C5C7595}' (runs on registration).
  • KwikMedia.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F79E2A22-1F94-4819-8D66-7DD70914F86C}' (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:\Programas\Nero\KM\KwikMedia.exe'.
  • nero.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Core\nero.exe'.

How do I remove Nero BurningROM 12?

You can uninstall Nero BurningROM 12 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 BurningROM 12, 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 BurningROM 12.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.07%
Windows 10 23.04%
Windows XP 4.16%
Windows Vista 2.73%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.71%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.92%
Windows 7 Professional 11.92%
Windows 8 Pro 4.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.22%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.43%

Distribution by countryGeography

18.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 18.40%
  Germany 9.44%
  Italy 7.84%
  Spain 5.50%
  France 5.45%
  Brazil 4.82%
  United Kingdom 3.80%
  Netherlands 2.34%
  Mexico 1.95%
  Argentina 1.80%
  Canada 1.75%
  Belgium 1.75%
  Iran 1.51%
  Australia 1.41%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.15%
Acer 19.77%
Dell 15.21%
ASUS 13.42%
Toshiba 5.46%
Samsung 4.11%
Lenovo 2.59%
Intel 2.06%
MSI 0.89%
American Megatrends 0.89%
Medion 0.81%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.14%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.93%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.44%
ASUS All Series 2.21%
Acer Aspire 5742G 1.97%
HP G62 Notebook PC 1.97%

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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