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27% remove it73% keep it
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National Geographic

What is National Geographic?

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


It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The setup package generally installs about 20 files and is usually about 107.74 MB (112,971,477 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
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\pokki\engine
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Pokki\Engine\HostAppService.exe" /UNINSTALL8bf985e2cd04a98451f0bb62f35082cec03af3e3
Estimated size: 107.74 MB

Program filesFiles installed by National Geographic

  • 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.)
  • libPokki.dll (by The Chromium Authors) - Chromium

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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.
2 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • HostAppService.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\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

How do I remove National Geographic?

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

Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%
Windows 8

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  Canada 4.00%
  United Kingdom 4.00%
  India 4.00%
  Jamaica 4.00%
  KE 4.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 45.45%
Acer 27.27%
Hewlett-Packard 18.18%
Toshiba 9.09%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 9.09%
Packard Bell NC-ENTE69KB-... 9.09%
LENOVO 80HE 9.09%
LENOVO 20351 9.09%
LENOVO 20266 9.09%
LENOVO 20250 9.09%

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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