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Should I remove Photobucket?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
25% remove it75% keep it
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How common is it?
United States Rank #41,864
Reach 0.0009%


VersionDistribution 100.00%


What is Photobucket?

Photobucket 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. 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 18 files and is usually about 96.25 MB (100,928,627 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\pokki.exe" /UNINSTALLfee33ed27e3793f886b3044568096bd5f5da57dd
Estimated size: 96.25 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Photobucket

  • HostAppServiceUpdater.exe (by Pokki) - Host App Service Updater
  • StartMenuIndexer.exe (by Pokki) - Start Menu Service
  • HostAppService.exe - Host App Service
  • 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).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • 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 #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.
  • 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.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:19.89 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0018348910%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00103271%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00080218%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,429,857
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:1 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:10.83 KB
105.02 KB average
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 Photobucket?

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

Win 8 85%
Win 7 (SP1) 8%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 84.62%
Windows 7 15.38%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 69.23%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.38%
Windows 8.1 Connected 7.69%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 7.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

82.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 82.14%
  Australia 3.57%
  Egypt 3.57%
  United Kingdom 3.57%
  Greece 3.57%
  Italy 3.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 38.46%
Lenovo 30.77%
Hewlett-Packard 15.38%
Toshiba 7.69%
Dell 7.69%
Common models
Acer Aspire XC-603G 16.67%
Acer Aspire ES1-512 8.33%
Acer Aspire E1-570 8.33%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55D-B 8.33%
LENOVO 20296 8.33%
LENOVO 20276 8.33%

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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