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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,193
United States Rank #5,884
Reach 0.1799%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.06 days
444.16 days >
Average installed length: 233.37 days


17.0.00300 3.89%
17.0.00200 0.85%
17.0.00100 3.47%
12.0.9000 0.03%
12.0.03100 1.24%
12.0.02900 2.45%
12.0.02800 4.74%
12.0.02700 19.77%
12.0.02300 13.65%
12.0.02100 1.75%
12.0.01800 6.97%
12.0.01500 12.72%
12.0.01300 2.12%
12.0.01100 7.95%
12.0.00900 11.03%
12.0.00500 7.30% 0.03% 0.03% 0.03%

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Nero CoverDesigner

What is Nero CoverDesigner?  (from Nero AG)

Nero CoverDesigner is a user-friendly program for creating and designing individual covers and labels. You can use your own ideas to create CD/DVD covers and booklets, or you can import covers from your scanner, digital camera, or the Internet.


Nero CoverDesigner is a software program developed by Nero AG. The most common release is 12.0.02700, 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 CoverDes.exe. The setup package generally installs about 99 files and is usually about 842.97 KB (863,200 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. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 37% of users of Nero CoverDesigner come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nero.com/redir.php?id=12268
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 9\Nero CoverDesigner\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{62ac81f6-bdd3-4110-9d36-3e9eaab40999}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 842.97 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Nero CoverDesigner

Program executable:CoverDes.exe
Name:Cover Designer
Path:C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 9\Nero CoverDesigner\CoverDes.exe
Additional files:
  • NCC.exe - Nero ControlCenter Module (Nero ControlCenter)
  • NCChelper.exe - Nero ControlCenter Helper
  • Burn.Model.dll - Nero MediaHome (Nero.Framework.Burn)
  • Burn.UI.dll - BurnUI
  • Burn.ViewModel.dll - Burn.ViewModel
  • DeviceManager.dll - DeviceManager
  • DeviceMonitor.dll - DeviceMonitor
  • DeviceOperations.dll - DeviceOperations
  • FaceScanner.dll - FaceScanner
  • FileScanner.dll - FileScanner
  • FileSystemWatcher.dll - FileSystemWatcher
  • FolderScanner.exe - Folder Scanner
  • IndexingManager.dll - IndexingManager
  • KwikMedia.exe - Nero MediaHome Compatibility
  • KwikMediaUpdater.exe - KwikMediaUpdater
  • MainAppCommunicator.dll - Communication Bridge
  • MediaHub.Core.dll - MainApplication
  • MediaHub.DataModel.dll - DataModel
  • MediaHub.Main.exe
  • MediaHub.Sdk.dll - MediaHubSDK
  • MediaHubBurnSDK.dll - MediaHubBurnSDK
  • MediaLibrary.dll - MediaLibrary
  • NANotify.exe - Nero Update (Nero Update UI)
  • NASvc.exe - NeroUpdate
  • ACME.Interop.dll - Advanced Content Manager & Enumerator
  • AdvrCntrProxy.dll - Nero Core Components (AdvrCntrProxy)
  • DesktopClientLib.dll - DesktopClientLib
  • DeviceConnector.Interop.dll - Nero Move it plug-in
  • DotNetAppLauncher.dll - DotNetAppLauncher (.net application launcher)
  • Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Windows API Code Pack for .NET Framework (Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack)
  • Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack.Shell.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack.Shell
  • MiniHub.exe - Nero MediaBrowser Compatibility
  • 7z.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Plugin)
  • AppFormatCOM.Interop.dll
  • BurnAPI.Interop.dll - BurnAPI
  • CognitecConnector.Interop.dll - Nero Cognitec Connector
  • ImageProcessLib.Interop.dll - Nero Playback Component Dynamic Link Library
  • Interop.iTunesLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'iTunesLib'.
  • Interop.WMPLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WMPLib'.
  • MediaBrowser.exe - Nero MediaBrowser
  • MediaHome.exe
  • Medialib.dll
  • Gracenote.Interop.dll - Gracenote
  • Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IWshRuntimeLibrary'.
  • NASvcPS.dll - NeroUpdate PS
  • SolutionExplorer.dll
  • MediaHome.Wpf.dll - MediaHome.Wpf
  • CoverDes.exe - Cover Designer
  • HelpBase.dll - Nero Help Installer Base (Nero Help Installer Base DLL)
  • libmfxsw32.dll (by Intel) - Intel® Media SDK (Intel® Media SDK library)
  • DriveLocker.dll - Nero AG DriveLocker (DriveLocker)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Autoplay Handlers
  • KwikMedia.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'KwikMedia11VCDMovieOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'OpenWithNeroKwikMedia11' and the action verb 'open.
  • MediaHome.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'KwikMedia11VCDMovieOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'OpenWithNeroKwikMedia11' and the action verb 'open.
4 Scheduled Tasks
  • KwikMedia.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C73A1EA8-CA69-4B6B-9DC0-B356E5EC96A9}' (runs on registration).
  • MediaBrowser.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EB5C1F69-F37B-44ED-8C3B-5561B70E7D23}' (runs on registration).
  • MediaHome.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E3E9885E-211C-4F6A-8FED-26E3705E8557}' (runs on registration).
  • KwikMediaUpdater.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F686C2B9-A5E7-4E11-9F6F-F6F36246ED1F}' (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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • KwikMedia.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Nero\KM\KwikMedia.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.46 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000400000%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002696%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001304%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,855
8,062,084 average
Memory:2.33 MB
Total CPU:0.0020595326%
Kernel CPU:0.00092572%
User CPU:0.00113382%
CPU cycles/sec:7,021
I/O reads/min:445 Bytes
Memory:46.64 MB
Total CPU:0.0001894733%
Kernel CPU:0.00009680%
User CPU:0.00009267%

How do I remove Nero CoverDesigner?

You can uninstall Nero CoverDesigner 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 CoverDesigner, 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 CoverDesigner.

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.18%
Windows 10 45.16%
Windows XP 2.37%
Windows Vista 2.28%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.88%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.28%
Windows 7 Professional 11.17%
Windows 8.1 10.32%
Windows 10 Home 10.01%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.49% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 37.49%
  United States 22.39%
  Italy 7.15%
  United Kingdom 3.88%
  France 3.08%
  Austria 2.90%
  Netherlands 2.69%
  Canada 2.69%
  Belgium 2.02%
  Australia 1.73%
  Spain 1.54%
  Brazil 1.09%
  Finland 0.72%
  Switzerland 0.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 20.24%
Hewlett-Packard 20.12%
Dell 13.45%
Medion 13.16%
ASUS 8.79%
Toshiba 4.54%
Lenovo 2.95%
Samsung 2.36%
Intel 1.71%
American Megatrends 0.83%
Common models
ASUS All Series 10.72%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 5.43%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.01%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.88%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.49%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 2.33%

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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