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Should I remove LinkedIn?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
18% remove it82% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #44,570
United States Rank #33,243
Reach 0.0020%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.63 days
168.01 days >
Average installed length: 88.28 days


VersionDistribution 96.43%
1.0 3.57%


What is LinkedIn?

LinkedIn 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)

Designed with you in mind! The LinkedIn app for Pokki makes it easier to connect and grow your network, engage with professional content and gain insights right from the stream on your desktop. The new intelligent navigation is personalized just for you based on how you use LinkedIn every day.


The most used version is, 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 21 files and is usually about 96.25 MB (100,928,627 bytes). HostAppServiceUpdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pokki.com/app/LinkedIn
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\pokki\engine
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Pokki\Engine\HostAppService.exe" /UNINSTALL58bd11530e2721039947049b97d2917175d63478
Estimated size: 96.25 MB

Program filesFiles installed by LinkedIn

  • 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)
  • HostAppServiceUpdater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Pokki.
  • ServiceHostAppUpdater.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)
  • pokki.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\pokki.exe --disable-internal-flash --noerrdialogs --no-message-box --disable-extensions --disable-web-security --disable-web-resources --disable-client-side-p.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

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
Memory:40.64 MB
Total CPU:0.0002938044%
Kernel CPU:0.00013915%
User CPU:0.00015466%
CPU cycles/sec:2,408,796
I/O reads/min:109.91 KB
I/O writes/min:106.14 KB
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 LinkedIn?

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

Win 8 96%
Win 7 (SP1) 4%
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 8 96.43%
Windows 7 3.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 60.71%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 14.29%
Windows 10 Home 10.71%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.57%
Windows 8.1 Connected 3.57%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.53%
  United Kingdom 10.53%
  MU 2.63%
  South Africa 2.63%
  Australia 2.63%
  Sweden 2.63%
  India 2.63%
  BW 2.63%
  Spain 2.63%
  Netherlands 2.63%
  Germany 2.63%
  United Arab Emirates 2.63%
  Italy 2.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 64.29%
Acer 17.86%
Hewlett-Packard 10.71%
Toshiba 3.57%
Common models
LENOVO 20351 10.71%
LENOVO 20354 7.14%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 3.57%
LENOVO 20AMS16N00 3.57%
LENOVO 10109 3.57%
Acer Aspire Z3-615 3.57%

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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