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Should I remove Niconico Live Encoder?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #24,474
Reach 0.0073%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 70.47 days
762.60 days >
Average installed length: 400.69 days


2.0.4.beat 29.17%
2.0.4 36.81%
1.1.1 33.33%
1.00.0000 0.69%

Niconico Live Encoder

What is Niconico Live Encoder?  (from niwango, inc)

Based on XSplit engine SplitmediaLabs, of Ltd, is a high-quality delivery of software useful feature is incorporated into the rich to live is: (smiling Live encoder [NLE abbreviation]) Niconico Live Encoder.


Niconico Live Encoder is a program developed by niwango, inc. The most used version is 2.0.4, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 programs's main executable is ShouldIRemoveIt.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 64.46 MB of memory. The software installer includes 49 files and is usually about 21.79 MB (22,845,528 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 91% of users of Niconico Live Encoder come from Japan, it is also popular in the United States and Hong Kong.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nicovideo.jp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\niwango\nicoliveenc
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{E3D1594B-8077-42C9-8541-B8438F52F283}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0011 Nicoliveenc -removeonly
Estimated size: 21.79 MB
Language: Japanese

Program filesFiles installed by Niconico Live Encoder

Program executable:ShouldIRemoveIt.exe
Name:Should I Remove It?
Signed by:Reason Software Company Inc.
Additional files:
  • NLEInsCheck.exe - Niconico Live Encoder ModuleCheck
  • Nicoliveenc.exe - Nicoliveenc
  • ShockwaveFlashObjects.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'ShockwaveFlashObjects'.
  • XSplitBroadcasterLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'XSplitBroadcasterLib'.
  • XSplit.ControlLibrary.dll (by SplitMediaLabs) - XSplit.ControlLibrary
  • XSplitBroadcasterSrc.exe (by SplitmediaLabs Limited) - XSplitBroadcaster (XSplitBroadcaster Source Registerer)
  • VHMediaCOM.dll (by SplitmediaLabs Limited) - VH Video SDK (VHMediaLib COM implementation)
  • VHMultiWriterExt2.exe - VHMultiWriter extension
  • XSplitBroadcaster.dll - XSplit Broadcaster
  • XSplitGameSource.dll - XSplit Game Source implementation
  • ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (SharpZipLib for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • VHCrashLib.dll (by Hmelyoff Labs) - VHCrashLib
  • libx264-120.dll (by x264 project) - x264 (H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) encoder library)
  • avcodec-53.dll
  • avcodec-54.dll
  • avdevice-53.dll
  • avfilter-2.dll
  • avformat-53.dll
  • avformat-54.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • AxShockwaveFlashObjects.dll
  • ExternalInterfaceProxy.dll
  • libfaac.dll
  • libx264-115.dll
  • swresample-0.dll
  • swscale-0.dll
  • swscale-2.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Nicoliveenc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{3CA8FEB2-1CEF-4E0B-9533-269440A7E9F8}' (runs on registration).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:64.46 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000109175%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000599%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000493%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove Niconico Live Encoder?

You can uninstall Niconico Live Encoder 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 Niconico Live Encoder, 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 Niconico Live Encoder.

Win 7 (SP1) 82%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 82.64%
Windows 10 10.42%
Windows XP 3.47%
Windows Vista 3.47%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 56.94%
Windows 7 Professional 18.75%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.94%
Windows 8.1 6.25%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.47%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.47%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.97% of installs come from Japan
Which countries install it?
  Japan 90.97%
  United States 3.47%
  Hong Kong 2.78%
  Taiwan 2.08%
  Netherlands 0.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
NEC 20.34%
Toshiba 18.64%
Lenovo 16.95%
Dell 8.47%
Acer 8.47%
Hewlett-Packard 5.08%
Alienware 3.39%
ASUS 3.39%
Sony 1.69%
American Megatrends 1.69%
Common models
LENOVO 4334 4.63%
MouseComputer Co.,Ltd. Z7... 1.85%
BIOSTAR Group H55 HD 1.85%
Unknow Unknow 0.93%


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