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Should I remove Pinterest?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
22% remove it78% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,838
United States Rank #16,343
Reach 0.0073%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.82 days
260.07 days >
Average installed length: 136.64 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%


What is Pinterest?

Pinterest is an app for the Pokki desktop platform. The app itself runs as an embedded HTML5 program within the Pokki software outside of the web browser.

About  (from SweetLabs)

Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes. Whether it's vacation plans, new gadgets, favorite recipes, fashion or the latest home decor, Pinterest is an easy way for you to ma...  Read more


Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is HostAppService.exe. The software installer includes 27 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
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\pokki\engine
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Pokki\Engine\pokki.exe" /UNINSTALL3427d172d24e84772d70149f8c9b4046fc37354c
Estimated size: 96.25 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Pinterest

Program executable:HostAppService.exe
Name:Host App Service
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
  • 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 ( port 443).

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 Pinterest?

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

Win 8 95%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 95.10%
Windows 7 4.90%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 63.73%
Windows 10 Home 13.73%
Windows 8.1 Connected 8.82%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 4.90%
Windows 7 Home Premium 3.92%
Windows 7 Ultimate 0.98%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 75.18%
  United Kingdom 4.26%
  Canada 3.55%
  Germany 2.84%
  South Africa 2.13%
  Australia 1.42%
  Ireland 1.42%
  Italy 1.42%
  Netherlands 1.42%
  Austria 0.71%
  Colombia 0.71%
  Egypt 0.71%
  Greece 0.71%
  Hungary 0.71%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 41.18%
Acer 27.45%
Hewlett-Packard 17.65%
Toshiba 9.80%
Dell 1.96%
Medion 0.98%
Common models
LENOVO 20351 4.90%
LENOVO 80E3 4.90%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 3.92%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-B 3.92%
LENOVO 20428 3.92%
LENOVO 20378 2.94%

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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