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Should I remove Google Maps?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
26% remove it74% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #31,026
United States Rank #23,952
Reach 0.0048%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.28 days
126.18 days >
Average installed length: 66.30 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.2.49539 97.06%
1.0.1.45679 2.94%

Google Maps

What is Google Maps?

Google Maps 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)

The new Google Maps draws you a tailored map for every search and click you make. So whatever you're trying to find or wherever you're trying to go, you'll always have a map highlighting the things that matter most. The entire map is now interactive. Clicking anywhere will focus the map on that location and show you he...  Read more

Overview

The most used version is 1.0.2.49539, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 software installer includes 23 files and is usually about 69.81 MB (73,201,000 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pokki.com/app/Google%20Maps
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\pokki\engine
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Pokki\Engine\pokki.exe" /UNINSTALL90855d60663a9fe63dc7efe7582602859e744bea
Estimated size: 69.81 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Google Maps

  • StartMenuIndexer.exe (by Pokki) - Start Menu Service
  • HostAppService.exe (by Pokki) - Host App Service
  • Launcher.dll - Pokki (Pokki support library.)
  • pokki.exe
  • Uninstall.exe
  • icudt.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • libGLESv2.dll - ANGLE libGLESv2 Dynamic Link Library
  • libEGL.dll - ANGLE libEGL Dynamic Link Library
  • libPokki.dll (by The Chromium Authors) - Chromium
  • avutil-51.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • pokki.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0DAE7161-A16D-437F-BD0E-BA1ECE615375}' (runs on registration).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • 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.
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 Maps?

Quickly and completely remove Google Maps 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 Maps 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 Maps, 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 Maps.

OS VERSIONS
Win 8 99%
Win 7 1%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 98.53%
Windows 7 1.47%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 69.12%
Windows 10 Home 10.29%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.88%
Windows 8.1 Connected 4.41%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 4.41%
Windows 8 2.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.98% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.98%
  United Kingdom 9.30%
  Germany 6.98%
  Canada 5.81%
  France 3.49%
  Italy 3.49%
  Netherlands 2.33%
  Nicaragua 1.16%
  MU 1.16%
  Norway 1.16%
  Finland 1.16%
  Australia 1.16%
  DZ 1.16%
  BW 1.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 53.03%
Acer 24.24%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
Toshiba 4.55%
GIGABYTE 1.52%
Common models
LENOVO 20217 7.46%
LENOVO 20236 4.48%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 4.48%
LENOVO 20351 2.99%
LENOVO 20AQCTO1WW 2.99%
LENOVO 80G0 2.99%

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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