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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 #3,175
United States Rank #6,522
Reach 0.2102%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.87 days
379.58 days >
Average installed length: 199.44 days


17.0.00200 0.24%
17.0.00100 1.93%
12.0.9000 0.03%
12.0.03100 0.78%
12.0.02900 1.83%
12.0.02800 4.58%
12.0.02700 20.60%
12.0.02300 13.61%
12.0.02100 1.87%
12.0.01800 7.84%
12.0.01500 14.32%
12.0.01300 2.48%
12.0.01100 8.99%
12.0.00900 12.45%
12.0.00500 8.35% 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 98 files and is usually about 142.53 KB (145,955 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 8. While about 41% 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: 142.53 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
  • DeviceConnector.Interop.dll - Nero Move it plug-in
  • 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
  • 7z.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Plugin)
  • ACME.Interop.dll - Advanced Content Manager & Enumerator
  • AdvrCntrProxy.dll - Nero Core Components (AdvrCntrProxy)
  • AppFormatCOM.Interop.dll
  • BurnAPI.Interop.dll - BurnAPI
  • CognitecConnector.Interop.dll - Nero Cognitec Connector
  • DesktopClientLib.dll - DesktopClientLib
  • DotNetAppLauncher.dll - DotNetAppLauncher (.net application launcher)
  • ImageProcessLib.Interop.dll - Nero Playback Component Dynamic Link Library
  • Interop.iTunesLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'iTunesLib'.
  • 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
  • NANotify.exe - Nero Update (Nero Update UI)
  • NASvc.exe - NeroUpdate
  • Gracenote.Interop.dll - Gracenote
  • Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IWshRuntimeLibrary'.
  • Interop.WMPLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WMPLib'.
  • MediaBrowser.exe - Nero MediaBrowser
  • MediaHome.exe
  • Medialib.dll
  • MediaHome.Wpf.dll - MediaHome.Wpf
  • NASvcPS.dll - NeroUpdate PS
  • SolutionExplorer.dll
  • 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)

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 'Nero Update' (NAUpdate) "Biedt toegang tot de updates van Nero-toepassingen en beheert deze toepassingen.".
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?

Quickly and completely remove Nero CoverDesigner 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 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: 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: 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) 55%
Win XP 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 55.90%
Windows 8 38.84%
Windows XP 2.78%
Windows Vista 2.48%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.76%
Windows 7 Professional 11.95%
Windows 8.1 11.78%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.17%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 5.21%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.93% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 40.93%
  United States 17.78%
  Italy 5.87%
  United Kingdom 4.13%
  Austria 3.38%
  Canada 2.95%
  France 2.92%
  Netherlands 2.49%
  Belgium 2.23%
  Australia 2.00%
  Spain 1.67%
  Brazil 1.21%
  Switzerland 0.75%
  Finland 0.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.53%
Acer 20.17%
Dell 14.14%
Medion 13.71%
ASUS 7.82%
Toshiba 3.73%
Intel 2.87%
Lenovo 2.37%
Samsung 1.36%
American Megatrends 0.93%
Common models
ASUS All Series 9.37%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 5.84%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.99%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.84%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.84%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 2.46%

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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