How to Remove or Uninstall Nero 12/11

December 25. 2012 Updated: How to Uninstall Nero 12?

First of all, Merry Xmas, mates there!

The following newly updated section will help you thoroughly downgrade or uninstall Nero 12 (to any other earlier versions of it); and this smart uninstaller program would save you from those unexpected errors while you try or take the following actions as following, now you can save it in your desktop; please bookmark our support center later for more help/information. Well, let’s start our topic today: how to completely uninstall Nero 12?

Video: How can you fully uninstall Nero 12?

Mission One: Check and find out the following items relating to the newly installed Nero 12 suite.

Note You of course need to be the administrator use on your computer, save and close your personal work. Moreover, please BACK UP current Registry Editor. Please re-check them after you follow the removal instructions to uninstall Nero 12 COMPLETELY!

  • In Desktop, you can see the following shortcut files created by Nero 12:
    • Nero Video 12
    • Nero Recode 12
    • Nero Burning ROM 12
    • Nero 12
    • Nero BackItUp 12
    • Nero Kwik Media

  • On following Start menu, you can see Nero Kwik Media icon:
  • In the (All) Programs list, you can find the following Nero folder, see the detailed items in it:
    • Nero Blu-ray Player
    • Nero ControlCenter
    • Nero Kwik Media
    • Nero 12 (a file folder)
      • Nero 12
      • Nero BackItUp
      • Nero Burning ROM
      • Nero Express
      • Nero Recode
      • Nero RescueAgent
      • Nero Video

  • Now, you go to Settings or the Control Panel on left; then you open Add/Remove Programs or Uninstall a program in Control Panel: to cleanly uninstall Nero 12, you first remove the main program, Nero 12, then the other two potentially unwanted components, Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX (size, 6.00 MB; product version, 11.5.502.135) and AVG Security Toolbar (v13.2.0.5) (See why and more info about them below):
  • Info: The following screen shots explain why Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX and AVG Toolbar had been installed in your system:

    • Item: AVG Security Toolbar – nero
    • Sponsored Offer: Install AVG Security Toolbar and improve my internet protection [Learn More]
      • Option 1: Set and maintain AVG Secure Search as my default search provider* (On Chrome, Firefox & Internet Explorer)
      • Option 2: Set and maintain my homepage to AVG Secure Search

    • Item: Installshield Wizard
    • Info: Nero 12 requires the following items to be installed on your computer. Click Install to begin installing these requirements.
      • Installing AdobeFl… (Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX)

  • Now, please open your all of the installed web browsers:
    • Mozilla Aurora/Firefox:
      • In the following Add-ons Manager, you can find AVG Security Toolbar in the list.

    • Windows Internet Explorer 9/8/6:
      • Home page has been changed as the following URL, http://isearch[dot]avg[dot]com/?cid={B7B2A4CD-E70F-4F9D-8D40-13EE15AA1E15}&mid=0e03479e6d9d47d0856ad1456f831859-7d33f7901b24ee8f505f7de1a68512619309bda1&lang=en&ds=nr013&pr=sa&d=2012-12-01%2002:15:30&v=
      • In Manage Add-ons section, you first go to Search Providers, you can see AVG Secure Search in it – it is set as the first engine.
      • In Toolbars and Extensions, Nero 12 suite has installed the following items: ScriptHelperApi Class and two similar AVG Security Toolbar:
  • When you successfully installed the new Nero suite, you should have the one shown below:

Now, please follow the detailed steps to uninstall Nero 12 from your system.

  1. To uninstall Nero 12 via Windows Control Panel, you first select the Nero 12 in the listing of Uninstall or change a program – if you are running a Windows XP SP3 computer, find it in Currently installed programs, a piece of cake, right?
  2. Then you launch the Uninstall option for the new Nero program to automatically uninstall Nero12.
  3. To continue uninstall Nero 12 automatically, you then click the Yes button on the following Programs and Features, warning “Are you sure you want to uninstall Nero 12?”.
  4. Please wait Windows Installer to prepare your request to uninstall Nero 12. Then you need to select the Yes option from the following UAC by 72e55.msi program.
  5. To properly uninstall Nero 12, then please wait Windows configures your Nero 12 program.
  6. The following Nero 12, the default uninstall wizard, will help you uninstall Nero 12 (the main program) and all of its installed components I mentioned above automatically. Please WAIT…
  7. Refresh the program list – this ensures that you uninstall Nero 12 with success. Need help? Run this uninstall tool to force uninstall Nero 12.
  8. You may go on to remove the AVG Security Toolbar in the list – this option will help you FULLY uninstall Nero 12. To do this, you select AVG’s addon, then launch Uninstall/Change option for it.
  9. Choose the option “Remove the toolbar and AVG Secure Search.” from the following “AVG Secure Search – Uninstall AVG Secure Search” wizard; click next on it.
  10. To cleanly uninstall Nero 12 suite, “Please wait while AVG Secure Search and the toolbar are being removed.”.
  11. Close the following “The AVG Security Toolbar has been uninstalled” web page that would be displayed later on.
  12. Again, to fully uninstall Nero 12, then you should be able to easily remove Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX from Uninstall or change a program list: select it, launch Uninstall option for that ActiveX item.
  13. To completely uninstall Nero 12, then you click the UNINSTALL button on the following Uninstall Adobe Flash Player wizard.
  14. Click DONE when that wizard tells you “Adobe Flash Player uninstalled successfully.”.
  15. Save and restart your computer now. You then need to check all the listed items in Mission One to entirely uninstall Nero 12! If you just could not accomplish this Nero 12 removal job, please review the following video and run the Windows uninstaller program to help you resolve it.

Related errors review…

Annoyed with Nero 11 Installation Error – Adobe® Flash® Player 10.2 Installer (telling you that “The installation encountered errors”)?Or So Called Nero 11 Already Installed error; or the Nero 11 Video “not enough space available” Error Box? But You Just Did Not Have any Idea to Uninstall Nero 11?!)

You can follow me to fix “Nero 11 Installation error”: you can manually download and run Adobe Flash Player installation package (version 32-Bit) for your Windows as Administrator. And for the “Nero 11 Already Installed” error, you can try to reinstall the version of Nero you downloaded before you have temporarily disabled the Anti-Virus software installed on your system; moreover, you can download and run msiinv.exe app (by Microsoft) as Admin, copy and then paste Nero installation path in it, you then need to manually modify those Windows Registry files related to Nero 11 product. And then for the Nero space problem you met, you need to open up this folder, “C:\Users\(your account)\AppData\Local\Temp”, delete or move the video files saved in it onto other disk on your computer.

To completely uninstall Nero 11, you need to know what Nero 11 multimedia Suite has installed in your computer:

Note #1: You might need to check those essential components of Nero 11 have been removed. Read more details below:

  • Microsoft VC Redist 2005 KB973544 (x86)
  • MSI 4.5 for WindowsXP (x86)
  • Microsoft VC Redist 2008 SP1 (x86)
  • Microsoft VC Redist 2008 KB 973552 (x86)
  • Microsoft VC Redist 2010 SP1 (x86)
  • Direct3D 9 Extensions 9.12.589.0
  • Direct3D 9 Extensions 9.19.949.46
  • Direct3D 9 Extensions 9.19.949.1104
  • Direct3D 9 Extensions 9.24.950.2656
  • Direct3D 9 Extensions 9.27.952.3001
  • Direct3D HLSL Compiler 9.27.952.3022
  • Direct3D 9 Extensions9.29.952.3111
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0. Client
  • Backup Drivers
  • Reboot Validator

Review Some More Required Applications Related with Nero 11 Suite

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (182.00MB) (Tip: A reboot required)
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributalbe (5.25MB)
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributalbe – x86 9.0.30729.17 (10.28MB)
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributalbe – x86 9.0.30729.4148 (10.19MB)
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributalbe – 10.0.40219 (11.13MB)
  • Nero 11 (1.762.00MB)
  • Nero Backup Drivers (0.08MB)
  • Nero Toolbar (3.19MB) (Note: You need to restore Internet Properties to completely uninstall Nero 11.)

You will see those applications listed in Windows Add or Remove Programs (for Windows XP) / Programs and Features. Then, please pay a visit to the below Nero products removal articles listed to help you uninstall Nero 11:

You can first click the “Click here for support information.” link to get some more details to get some more tech help if you encountered some application errors while you’re trying to perform the removal option for them. Moreover, you can start the uninstallation of Nero 11 suite by removing the Nero 11 >> applications by Microsoft >> the Nero Toolbar. Read more tips.

Note If you just could NOT automatically remove Nero Backup Drivers, you FIRST launch the Repair option for it to fix or restore it to the factory value.

Now you go to Nero 11 installation folder…

Note: When you complete the automatic removal process for Nero 11 product, then you may need to manually find and remove the related file leftovers in Windows Safe Mode to free up your disk.

  •, a file folder, located in C:\Program Files, 2.32 MB (2,438,795 bytes), contains 20 Files, 3 Folders
  • Nero, the main file folder for Nero 11 program, 1.55 GB (1,670,338,820 bytes), contains 8,129 Files, 903 Folders
  • KM, a file folder, located in C:\Program Files\Nero/, contains: Adv.ApplicationFormatDetector (file folder, 1.64 MB (1,728,702 bytes)); ACME.Interop.dll (42.7 KB (43,816 bytes), v11.0.16.0, Advanced Content Manager & Enumerator); KwikMedia.501.exe (Nero Kwik Media application, 567 KB (580,904 bytes), v1.10.138.100); KwikMedia.exe.config (2.75 KB (2,825 bytes)), KwikMediaUpdater.exe (KwikMediaUpdater, 1.07 MB (1,126,400 bytes) on disk, version; many more there (shown below)
  • Nero 11 folder, which contains Help (47.6 MB (49,944,724 bytes), 155 Files), Nero Burning ROM (187 MB (196,710,677 bytes), 565 Files, 64 Folders), Nero CoverDesigner (94.2 MB (98,869,565 bytes), 1,042 Files, 90 Folders), Nero Recode (107 MB (112,812,839 bytes), 332 Files, 46 Folders), Nero SoundTrax (149 MB (157,238,037 bytes), 768 Files and 84 Folders), Nero WaveEditor (132 MB (139,248,932 bytes), 526 Files, 56 Folders), Nero WaveEditor (37.0 MB (38,896,018 bytes), 796 Files, 65 Folders), Nero WaveEditor (144 MB (151,259,382 bytes), 377 Files 66 Folders), Nero ControlCenter (10.0 MB (10,503,104 bytes), 38 Files, 34 Folders), Nero Express (180 MB (189,186,346 bytes), 560 Files 64 Folders), Nero RescueAgent (12.9 MB (13,579,086 bytes), 45 Files, 32 Folders), Nero Vision (223 MB (234,227,351 bytes), 1,600 Files, 112 Folders) and Nero Welcome (2.57 MB (2,695,536 bytes), 36 Files, 31 Folders).

Now, you can start the tour as system administrator…

Tip Click the Remove button on Nero 11 item in the listing of programs list.

Tip You need to wait.

Tip Wait again; then it completes.

Tip Click Remove for Nero Backup Drivers; and then Yes on Add or Remove Programs window.

Tip Launch the Change/Remove option for .NET application; wait till it automatically completes.

Now, you modify the Home page:

Manually or Automatically (recommended) Remove Associated Leftovers

  • NeroVideo, a file folder, C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents
  • Nero, a file folder, C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data
  • adm[email protected][1].txt, 288 bytes (288 bytes)
  • Nero, a file folder, C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data
  • Nero 11, C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Nero
  • Nero, C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data
  • nero.mmstrial.msi, C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp\NeroInstallFiles\NERO20111209142814671
  • DB_Nero11-Nero11Suite_NV_en-US.xml, C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Nero\Nero 11\ACME
  • NeroBar.exe, Nero pre-installer application, C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp\NeroInstallFiles\NERO20111209142814671\ISSetupPrerequisites\askToolbar, 2.70 MB (2,831,632 bytes)
  • NeroOSValidator.exe, C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp\NeroInstallFiles\NERO20111209142814671\ISSetupPrerequisites\systemRequirementValidator, 2.44 MB (2,566,416 bytes)
  • askToolbar, C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp\NeroInstallFiles\NERO20111209142814671\ISSetupPrerequisites, 6.24 MB (6,548,870 bytes)
  • AskToolbarBanner.bmp, C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp\NeroInstallFiles\NERO20111209142814671\ISSetupPrerequisites\askToolbar, 88.1 KB (90,302 bytes)

You Manually or Automatically Clean Nero 11 Registry Files Left

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MenuOrder\Start Menu\Programs\Nero\Nero 11, 0038 20 00 4E 45 52 4F 42 41 .NEROBA, 0058 14 00 00 00 4E 00 65 00 ….N.e.
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Nero\Nero 11
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Nero\Nero 11\Nero Vision\Application, NVPath – C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 11\Nero Vision\NeroVision.exe

Review: Related errors….

Adobe® Flash® Player 10.2 Installer: "The installation encountered errors" Review

Note: While you were trying to install Nero 11 device, you would meet the error box shown above, telling you "The version of Adobe® Flash® Player that you are trying to install is not the most current version. Please visit the Player Download Center to obtain the latest, most secure version." Please visit the download link for the Flash Player in Reference part to help you fix the Adobe Flash Player installation error reviewed above.

Help: Nero 11 Platinum "Already Installed Error" on Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit and More

You first cut off Internet access, then exit or shut down your Antivirus software and your firewall device installed; moreover, you may need to manually remove those Registry data related to the first 4 characters of serial number for the older version of Nero you installed before. Not found? Or you just couldn’t find the version of Nero app you installed, then you try the automatic uninstall tool to effectively find and remove them.

Nero 11 Video "not enough space available" Error Message:

Solution: The Nero Video app would warn you that "There is not enough space availabe for the recording process: There are xxx MB available for temporary files in the folder ‘C:\Users\(your account)\AppData\Local\Temp’, but the recording process will need approximately xxx (a larger number) MB.". Then you can enter that Temp folder, copy and save the video data on other drives.

If you just could resolve the errors related with Nero 11 program by yourself, you then perform a clean uninstallation of it; then a new installation of it later on.

Reference Resources

Install a different version of Adobe Flash Player
Using to gather information about what is installed on a computer
Nero – Multimedia software – video editing, burning, backup software | Nero 11

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