What is NeroPatentActivation.exe?

The genuine NeroPatentActivation.exe file is a software component of Nero 8 by Nero.
NeroPatentActivation.exe is an executable file used to run the Nero Patent Activation program used by Nero to validate purchased keys to their software. Many users have complained about the failed patent activation in Nero 8 which leads to a performance hindering nag screen. To solve the problem, please open 'Windows Firewall'. Then select 'Allow a program through Windows Firewall' and choose "NeroPatentActivation.exe". Nero Burning ROM, also known as Nero, is a program to author optical discs, such as DVDs. Nero Burning ROM was created by Nero AG (originally known as Ahead Software). The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Karlsbad, Germany.

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 NeroPatentActivation.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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NeroPatentActivation.exe file information

The process known as NeroPatentActivation.exe belongs to software Nero 8 Ultra Edition HD or Nero 8 or Nero 8 Demo by Nero AG (

Description: NeroPatentActivation.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The NeroPatentActivation.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 116,008 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The NeroPatentActivation.exe file is a Verisign signed file. It is certified by a trustworthy company. NeroPatentActivation.exe is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 0% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with NeroPatentActivation.exe, you can also safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Nero 8 or Nero 8 Demo (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as NeroPatentActivation.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the NeroPatentActivation.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.


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Best practices for resolving NeroPatentActivation issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with NeroPatentActivation. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the NeroPatentActivation.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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