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Should I remove Nikon Message Center 2?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #826
United States Rank #871
Reach 0.8509%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.88 days
763.39 days >
Average installed length: 401.10 days


2.1.1 20.80%
2.1.0 52.41%
2.0.1 26.71%
2.00.0000 0.09%

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Nikon Message Center 2

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What is Nikon Message Center 2?  (from Nikon)

Nikon Message Center 2 is a software application and service that informs users of the latest information regarding updates to Nikon software and firmware upgrades for Nikon products. By downloading and installing this software, the latest download information for supported Nikon software applications and firmware upda...  Read more


Nikon Message Center 2 is a software program developed by Nikon. The most common release is 2.1.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 primary executable is named NkMC2.exe. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 6.88 MB (7,217,920 bytes). 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 48% of users of Nikon Message Center 2 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.nikonusa.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Nikon\Nikon Message Center 2\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{B014EE44-9197-4513-9613-71E6EB1B514E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 6.88 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Nikon Message Center 2

Program executable:NkMC2.exe
Name:Nikon Message Center 2
Path:C:\Program Files\Nikon\Nikon Message Center 2\NkMC2.exe
Additional files:
  • NkMC2RuleLibrary.dll - Nikon Message Center 2 Rule Engine Library
  • NkRSSLib.dll - NkRSSLib Dynamic Link Library
  • ProductInfoLib.dll - Product Information Library
  • AplDlModule.dll - Download Module Library
  • NkMC2.exe - Nikon Message Center 2
  • MCARecLib.dll - MCARecLib2

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • NkMC2.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B84DCD98-67D7-4D52-98ED-CC45AF9D30A4}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • NkMC2.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 4.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • NkMC2.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Nikon Message Center 2' which loads as C:\Program Files\Nikon\Nikon Message Center 2\NkMC2.exe -s.

How do I remove Nikon Message Center 2?

Quickly and completely remove Nikon Message Center 2 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Nikon Message Center 2 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 Nikon Message Center 2, 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 Nikon Message Center 2.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.08%
Windows 10 29.89%
Windows Vista 6.37%
Windows XP 4.66%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.93%
Windows 7 Professional 10.65%
Windows 10 Home 10.05%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.72%
Windows 8.1 7.81%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.14%
  Germany 9.48%
  Italy 5.26%
  United Kingdom 5.03%
  France 4.44%
  Canada 3.62%
  Netherlands 2.02%
  Australia 1.87%
  Belgium 1.79%
  Sweden 1.26%
  Spain 1.26%
  Austria 1.24%
  Brazil 0.86%
  Japan 0.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.48%
Dell 22.48%
Acer 15.47%
ASUS 10.33%
Toshiba 7.90%
Samsung 3.47%
Lenovo 2.94%
Intel 1.83%
Medion 1.17%
American Megatrends 0.98%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.80%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.70%
ASUS All Series 4.35%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.35%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.32%
Dell XPS 8300 1.94%

About Nikon

Nikon specializes in optics and imaging and its products include cameras, camera lenses, binoculars, microscopes, ophthalmic lenses, measurement instruments, and the steppers used in the photolithography steps of semiconductor fabrication, of which it is the world's second largest manufacturer.
Publisher URL: www.nikon.com


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