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Startup program entry details:

NeroHomeFirstStart (NMFirstStart.exe)

This page expands upon the information already available for this entry in the Pacman's Portal Windows start-up programs database.

Normally leave to run at start-up - typically required for the program to function properly or for security/safety reasons

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Appears to be related to the first run of Nero Home, which "combines television and the recording of television programs with playback of DVD-Videos and audio/video files in an easy-to-use interface" and "can also catalog them and organize them into individual libraries." Included in versions 7 and 8 of Nero digital media suites (CD/DVD burning, authoring, etc). Loads only on the first reboot after installation via the HKCU\RunOnce key

Startup information:

Registry (Start → Run → regedit)

Windows Defender (Start → All Programs → Windows Defender → Tools → Software Explorer)

Log examples:

O4 - HKCU\..\RunOnce: [NeroHomeFirstStart] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMFirstStart.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\RunOnce: [NeroHomeFirstStart] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMFirstStart.exe"

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