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Should I remove Lenovo Web Start?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
19% remove it81% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Poor
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,728
United States Rank #1,803
Reach 0.4582%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.31 days
156.62 days >
Average installed length: 82.29 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.2.53457 99.89%
1.0.1.52728 0.11%

Lenovo Web Start

What is Lenovo Web Start?

Lenovo Web Start is a desktop app for the Pokki platform that runs as an embedded HTML5 program within the Pokki mobile app-like interface. The Software automatically collects usage information with respect to particular Pokki Apps.

About  (from SweetLabs)

Search and access your apps, files, control panel, and power options with Pokki’s Windows 8 Start Menu. Pin and organize your favorite apps and websites just like you would on your smartphone. Discover and install free apps and games from the PC app store included with Pokki. Manage all your apps in Pokki's Windows 8 S...  Read more

Overview

The most common release is 1.0.2.53457, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 primary executable is named HostAppService.exe. The setup package generally installs about 22 files and is usually about 98.61 MB (103,395,092 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

URL: www.pokki.com/windows-8-start-menu
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\pokki\engine
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Pokki\Engine\HostAppService.exe" /UNINSTALL04bb6df446330549a2cb8d67fbd1a745025b7bd1
Estimated size: 98.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Lenovo Web Start

Program executable:HostAppService.exe
Name:Host App Service
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\local\pokki\engine\HostAppService.exe
MD5:87fefc50a10b02e2a426f6b0744ec03b
Additional files:
  • HostAppServiceUpdater.exe (by Pokki) - Host App Service Updater
  • ServiceHostAppUpdater.exe (by Pokki) - Service Host App Updater
  • ServiceStartMenuIndexer.exe - Start Menu Service
  • StartMenuIndexer.exe
  • HostAppService.exe - Host App Service
  • ServiceHostApp.exe - Service Host App
  • Launcher.dll - Pokki (Pokki support library.)
  • pokki.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).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • ServiceHostAppUpdater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SweetLabs App Platform.
  • HostAppServiceUpdater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Pokki.
2 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.
3 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • HostAppService.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Application Restart #2' 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.
  • ServiceHostApp.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Application Restart #6' which loads as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Pokki\Engine\ServiceHostApp.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.

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:19.89 MB
Total CPU:0.0018348910%
Kernel CPU:0.00103271%
User CPU:0.00080218%
CPU cycles/sec:2,429,857
Switches/sec:7
I/O reads/min:1 MB
I/O writes/min:10.83 KB
pokki.exe
Memory:45.8 MB
Total CPU:0.0019988336%
Kernel CPU:0.00047534%
User CPU:0.00152350%
CPU cycles/sec:85,309,511
I/O reads/min:920.66 KB
I/O writes/min:241.68 KB

How do I remove Lenovo Web Start?

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

PC BRAND OF CHOICE
100%
Lenovo
 
OS VERSIONS
Win 8 100%
Win 8.1 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 99.97%
Windows 8.1 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 60.98%
Windows 8.1 Connected 13.79%
Windows 10 Home 11.23%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 8.42%
Windows 8.1 Connected Sin... 2.12%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 1.51%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.09% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.09%
  United Kingdom 8.39%
  Italy 6.23%
  Germany 4.75%
  Spain 2.66%
  France 2.53%
  Netherlands 2.23%
  Canada 2.19%
  Sweden 2.01%
  India 1.84%
  Poland 1.70%
  Australia 1.56%
  Norway 1.55%
  DK 1.48%

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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