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What percent of users and experts removed it?
18% remove it82% keep it
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VersionDistribution 100.00%



Kickstarter 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 19 files and is usually about 106.97 MB (112,170,264 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 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 57% of users of Kickstarter come from the United States, it is also popular in Greece and IQ.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\pokki\engine
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Pokki\Engine\HostAppService.exe" /UNINSTALL92f4c8d7209e1478ca19c9ef8e79cfebe1559531
Estimated size: 106.97 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Kickstarter

  • HostAppServiceUpdater.exe - Host App Service Updater
  • StartMenuIndexer.exe - Start Menu Service
  • HostAppService.exe - Host App Service
  • libPokki.dll (by The Chromium Authors) - Chromium
  • ServiceHostApp.exe - Service Host App
  • ServiceHostAppUpdater.exe - Service Host App Updater
  • ServiceStartMenuIndexer.exe
  • avcodec-54.dll
  • avformat-54.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • D3DCompiler_43.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dx9_43.dll (by Microsoft) - Direct3D 9 Extensions
  • icudt.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • libEGL.dll - ANGLE libEGL Dynamic Link Library
  • libGLESv2.dll - ANGLE libGLESv2 Dynamic Link Library
  • nacl_irt_x86_32.nexe
  • nacl_irt_x86_64.nexe
  • ppGoogleNaClPluginChrome.dll
  • wow_helper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • ServiceHostAppUpdater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SweetLabs App Platform.
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.
2 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • ServiceHostApp.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Application Restart #5' which loads as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\SweetLabs App Platform\Engine\ServiceHostApp.exe --disable-internal-flash --noerrdialogs --no-message-box --disable-extensions --disable-web-security --disable-web-resourc.
  • 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.

How do I remove Kickstarter?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 8 50%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 18%
Keep it 82%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 8 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 50.00%
Windows 10 Home 25.00%
Windows 8.1 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.14%
  Greece 14.29%
  IQ 14.29%
  Sweden 14.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 25.00%
Lenovo 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Acer 25.00%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C75D-B 25.00%
LENOVO 20266 25.00%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 25.00%
eMachines eMachines G525 25.00%


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