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Should I remove Google?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
36% remove it64% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Poor
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,815
United States Rank #20,081
Reach 0.0087%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.54 days
222.35 days >
Average installed length: 116.83 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.3.49064 100.00%

Google

What is Google?

Google is an app for the Pokki desktop platform. The app itself runs as an embedded HTML5 program within the Pokki software outside of the web browser.

About  (from SweetLabs)

Search the world’s information and find exactly what you’re looking for by accessing Google Search through Pokki. Using Google Search for Pokki is the fastest way to find what you need on the web. Not only does Google provide you easy access to everything on the web, it has many special features to help you find exactl...  Read more

Overview

During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The setup package generally installs about 24 files and is usually about 96.17 MB (100,838,916 bytes). The installed file HostAppServiceUpdater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Pokki
URL: www.pokki.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\pokki\engine
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Pokki\Engine\pokki.exe" /UNINSTALL21c855a0d64c8f5b4fa9d9a3d38b7b7e41c296cf
Estimated size: 96.17 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Google

  • HostAppServiceUpdater.exe (by Pokki) - Host App Service Updater
  • StartMenuIndexer.exe (by Pokki) - Start Menu Service
  • HostAppService.exe - Host App Service
  • Launcher.dll - Pokki (Pokki support library.)
  • pokki.exe
  • Uninstall.exe
  • libPokki.dll (by The Chromium Authors) - Chromium

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • pokki.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0DAE7161-A16D-437F-BD0E-BA1ECE615375}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • HostAppServiceUpdater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Pokki_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-2475710725-4113460478-2195723455-1001.
3 Startup Files (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.
  • Launcher.dll is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Pokki' and executes as C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Pokki\Engine\Launcher.dll",RunLaunchPlatform.
  • pokki.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'pokki.exe' and executes as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Pokki\Engine\pokki.exe.
2 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • HostAppService.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Application Restart #8' 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.
  • pokki.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Application Restart #8' which loads as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Pokki\Engine\pokki.exe --disable-internal-flash --noerrdialogs --no-message-box --disable-extensions --disable-web-security --disable-web-resources --disable-client-side-p.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Launcher.dll is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Pokki' which loads as C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Pokki\Engine\Launcher.dll",RunLaunchPlatform.
Network connections
  • pokki.exe connects to www2.twitter.com (199.59.149.198 port 443).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

StartMenuIndexer.exe
Memory:10.71 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002254694%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00013306%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00009241%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,259,178
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:12.54 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2.31 KB
105.02 KB average
HostAppService.exe
Memory:40.64 MB
Total CPU:0.0002938044%
Kernel CPU:0.00013915%
User CPU:0.00015466%
CPU cycles/sec:2,408,796
Switches/sec:4
I/O reads/min:109.91 KB
I/O writes/min:106.14 KB
pokki.exe
Memory:79.58 MB
Total CPU:0.0009914226%
Kernel CPU:0.00042370%
User CPU:0.00056772%
CPU cycles/sec:7,679,896
I/O reads/min:932.54 KB
I/O writes/min:217.3 KB

How do I remove Google?

Quickly and completely remove Google from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Google 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 Google, 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 Google.

OS VERSIONS
Win 8 99%
Win 7 (SP1) 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 36%
Keep it 64%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 99.04%
Windows 7 0.96%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 76.92%
Windows 8 7.69%
Windows 8.1 Connected 6.73%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 4.81%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.92%
Windows 10 Home Insider P... 0.96%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.59% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.59%
  United Kingdom 10.34%
  Germany 8.62%
  Canada 5.17%
  DK 3.45%
  Austria 1.72%
  Switzerland 1.72%
  Italy 1.72%
  Netherlands 1.72%
  Norway 1.72%
  BB 0.86%
  Czech Republic 0.86%
  DJ 0.86%
  Estonia 0.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 48.54%
Hewlett-Packard 22.33%
Acer 21.36%
Toshiba 6.80%
Dell 0.97%
Common models
LENOVO 20217 5.77%
LENOVO 20238 3.85%
LENOVO 20236 3.85%
LENOVO 20378 2.88%
LENOVO 10130 2.88%
LENOVO 20240 2.88%

About SweetLabs

SweetLabs has two platforms, Pokki, a platform which brings media-rich web apps to the desktop and the OpenCandy Software Network, which offers installer based software bundles through the download and installation process.
Publisher URL: www.pokki.com

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