I’ve used Nero almost exclusively for burning for several years now. I recently purchased the latest version and installed the whole thing. It now comes with a bunch of applications 90% of which I care nothing about. One new annoyance, in my opinion, is something called Nero Scout.
Truthfully I don’t even know what it is. It looked like something for finding and cataloging media files. I have my ways and methods and don’t need a new tool for this. It puts an annoying icon in my Windows Explorer that I don’t want there. I’m very particular about my computers and I don’t want anything extra floating around anywhere. So I figured it must have been installed with all the extra junk and it must go away if I remove all of the Nero applications except the actual burning part. Wrong. It was still there after un-installing all the rest. So after some poking around the web I found the following commands to remove the little pest. Goto Start/Run and execute one of these. It simply un-registers the dll associated with Nero Scout.
Remove Nero Scout:
regsvr32 /u “%commonprogramfiles%\Ahead\Lib\MediaLibraryNSE.dll”
Put it back:
Thanks to DjLizard.net for the info