Windows / Getting rid of Nero Scout

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How to get rid of Nero Scout (in Nero Ultra 7)

According to their website:

Nero Scout is a new, unique media database that provides instant access to the user’s media files from any Nero application, Windows™ Explorer and many standard Windows™ applications.

What it is is a CPU hog, it often brought my aging computer to its virtual knees. You can’t (at least not when I was installing it) keep Nero Scout from being installed. It apparently doesn’t do any actual indexing until you are first presented with a popup asking you to configure it on a specific drive. If you do happen to configure it, you are stuck --- at least you can’t disable it from within Nero.

The solution, found on cdfreaks.com, is to Run… the following:

    regsvr32 /u "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\MediaLibraryNSE.dll"

If you are not sure if Nero Scout is eating up your CPU, look for these processes in Task Manager:


You may still have a Nero Scout icon in Explorer unless you dive into the registry and delete the following:


It is possible that the hex number will be different on your computer. Search the registry for the data string “Nero Scout”.

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