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Should I remove Pandora?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Fair
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,687
United States Rank #7,360
Reach 0.0195%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.46 days
308.50 days >
Average installed length: 162.09 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
v1.0.3 82.12%
v1.0.2 0.36%
1.0.0.29725 17.52%

Pandora

What is Pandora?

Pandora 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)

The free Pandora app for Pokki makes discovering great music effortless. Just start with the name of one of your favorite artists, songs, genres or composers and Pandora takes it from there. It’s easy to create personalized stations that play only music you’ll love. Tap into a new world of music, including almost a cen...  Read more

Overview

The most common release is v1.0.3, 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 setup package generally installs about 27 files and is usually about 98.57 MB (103,356,947 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/app/pandora
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\pokki\engine
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Pokki\Engine\HostAppService.exe" /UNINSTALL8b26e507a48edff8ecce91a716225ff1b04808bb
Estimated size: 98.57 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Pandora

  • 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
  • Uninstall.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.
3 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.
  • 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.
3 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • 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.
  • 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.
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 Pandora?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 8 98%
Win 7 (SP1) 2%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 97.82%
Windows 7 2.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 74.36%
Windows 10 Home 9.89%
Windows 8.1 Connected 7.69%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.93%
Windows 7 Home Premium 1.83%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 1.10%

Distribution by countryGeography

96.32% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 96.32%
  Australia 0.87%
  Germany 0.43%
  United Kingdom 0.43%
  Colombia 0.22%
  Belgium 0.22%
  Norway 0.22%
  Mexico 0.22%
  Israel 0.22%
  GU 0.22%
  Croatia 0.22%
  Canada 0.22%
  Italy 0.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 56.76%
Hewlett-Packard 16.60%
Acer 15.83%
Toshiba 9.65%
Dell 0.77%
Intel 0.39%
Common models
LENOVO 20266 5.17%
LENOVO 80E3 4.31%
LENOVO 20217 3.88%
LENOVO 20344 3.02%
LENOVO 20351 2.59%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 2.59%

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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