What is NBHGui.exe?

The genuine NBHGui.exe file is a software component of Nero Burning ROM by Nero.
NBHGui.exe is an executable file that runs the Graphical User Interface for the Nero SecurDisc client, a component of Nero Burning ROM that provides data integrity, copy-protection, and encryption to optical discs authored by Nero. This is a critical component for Nero Burning ROM and should not be directly removed. Nero Burning ROM is a utility program created for the Windows platform, originally for authoring optical discs such as CDs and DVDs. The first version was released in 1997 and has been released through ten new versions ever since. Different versions of the software such as Nero Burning ROM Lite were released as cheaper alternatives with limited functionality and features. Nero Express was targeted at entry-level audiences. It showcased a friendlier interface making it much easier to use. Nero is a German software developer best known for their flagship disc burning software program, the Nero Suite. Richard Lesser founded the company in 1995 as Ahead Software GmbH but the company changed their name to Nero in 2005. Nero became quite popular after many OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) decided to bundle the suite with their hardware products. Nero is headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany.

NBHGUI stands for Nero Background Host Graphical User Interface

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the NBHGui.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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NBHGui.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with NBHGui
NBHGui.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Nero SecurDisc Host or NBH belongs to software Nero SecurDisc client or Nero 7 Ultra Edition by Nero AG (

Description: NBHGui.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. NBHGui.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,049,320 bytes (37% of all occurrences), 1,629,480 bytes and 6 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows core file. NBHGui.exe is a Verisign signed file. It is digitally signed. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. NBHGui.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 19% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to uninstall the software Nero 8 or Nero 7 Essentials using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program), contact Customer Service or update the program.

Recommended: Identify NBHGui.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as NBHGui.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the NBHGui.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Nero SecurDisc Host background task. Startup task installed by the Nero CD/DVD authoring software and whose main role is to implement the Nero SecurDisc feature
My startup list is large. It got larger with NBHGui was added from Nero. I'm duming it until i notice Nero is malfunctiong.
  Dennis Martin  
It does reside in the Nero directories

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of NBHGui.exe: based on 30 votes with 3 user comments. 7 users think NBHGui.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 7 users think it's probably harmless. 7 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users suspect danger. 6 users think NBHGui.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving NBHGui issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with NBHGui. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the NBHGui.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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