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Should I remove Goodreads?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
38% remove it62% keep it
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0004%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.72 days
50.83 days >
Average installed length: 26.71 days


v1.0.0 100.00%



Goodreads is a program developed by Pokki. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The software installer includes 17 files and is usually about 106.97 MB (112,169,240 bytes). HostAppServiceUpdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 93% of users of Goodreads come from the United States, it is also popular in Croatia.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\pokki\engine
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Pokki\Engine\HostAppService.exe" /UNINSTALL34f7d469c47a95ddc0adf6dfeb535c86cf99f603
Estimated size: 106.97 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Goodreads

  • HostAppServiceUpdater.exe - Host App Service Updater
  • StartMenuIndexer.exe - Start Menu Service
  • HostAppService.exe - Host App Service
  • libPokki.dll (by The Chromium Authors) - Chromium

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • HostAppServiceUpdater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Pokki.
Startup File (User Run)
  • HostAppServiceUpdater.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Pokki' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Pokki\Engine\HostAppServiceUpdater.exe" /LOGON.
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • HostAppService.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Application Restart #11' which loads as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Pokki\Engine\HostAppService.exe --disable-internal-flash --noerrdialogs --no-message-box --disable-extensions --disable-web-security --disable-web-resources --disable-clie.

How do I remove Goodreads?

Quickly and completely remove Goodreads from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Goodreads from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Goodreads, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Goodreads.

Win 8 80%
Win 7 (SP1) 20%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 38%
Keep it 62%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 80.00%
Windows 7 20.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 60.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 20.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

92.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 92.86%
  Croatia 7.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 20.00%
Lenovo 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Dell 20.00%
Acer 20.00%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C75D-B 20.00%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 20.00%
Dell Inspiron 3521 20.00%
Acer Aspire 7739 20.00%


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