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What percent of users and experts removed it?
41% remove it59% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,339
United States Rank #5,246
Reach 0.0401%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.95 days
57.39 days >
Average installed length: 30.15 days


v1.1.7 45.12%
v1.1.6 44.58%
v1.1.5 0.53% 7.10% 0.89% 1.24% 0.53%

Pirate Storm

What is Pirate Storm?

Pirate Storm 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)

Brand new - the Pirate Game Pirate Storm! Set sail and start wreaking havoc online now! Load the harpoons, turn sea monsters into chum, send your enemies to their watery graves and unleash the devastating power of your cannon fire - have your way with your opponents until all that’s left is the smoldering, tattered wre...  Read more


The most common release is v1.1.7, 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 primary executable is named ServiceHostApp.exe. The setup package generally installs about 18 files and is usually about 102.4 MB (107,374,357 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

Displayed publisher: Pokki
URL: www.pokki.com/app/Pirate%20Storm
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\pokki\engine
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Pokki\Engine\pokki.exe" /UNINSTALL17dd240efdb0c50e8a5015de26b6d100f1b1072c
Estimated size: 102.4 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Pirate Storm

Program executable:ServiceHostApp.exe
Additional files:
  • Launcher.dll (by Pokki) - ocnsis Dynamic Link Library
  • HostAppServiceUpdater.exe (by Pokki) - Host App Service Updater
  • StartMenuIndexer.exe - Start Menu Service
  • HostAppService.exe - Host App Service
  • pokki.exe - Pokki
  • icudt.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • libGLESv2.dll - ANGLE libGLESv2 Dynamic Link Library
  • libEGL.dll - ANGLE libEGL Dynamic Link Library
  • libPokki.dll (by The Chromium Authors) - Chromium
  • avcodec-54.dll
  • avformat-54.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • nacl_irt_x86_32.nexe
  • nacl_irt_x86_64.nexe
  • ppGoogleNaClPluginChrome.dll
  • wow_helper.exe

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.
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.
2 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • HostAppService.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\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 #1' 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: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 Pirate Storm?

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

Win 8 93%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 41%
Keep it 59%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 92.54%
Windows 7 6.93%
Windows XP 0.36%
Windows Vista 0.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 65.30%
Windows 10 Home 13.70%
Windows 8.1 Connected 6.94%
Windows 7 Home Premium 2.67%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 2.31%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.96%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.37% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.37%
  Uruguay 1.39%
  Mexico 1.16%
  Germany 1.04%
  Brazil 0.93%
  Spain 0.81%
  United Kingdom 0.46%
  Chile 0.35%
  Slovenia 0.35%
  Greece 0.35%
  Argentina 0.35%
  Philippines 0.35%
  Canada 0.35%
  Colombia 0.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 89.96%
Hewlett-Packard 2.79%
Acer 2.42%
Lenovo 2.23%
ASUS 1.30%
Dell 0.56%
Samsung 0.37%
Sony 0.19%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-B 25.79%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55D-B 12.52%
TOSHIBA Satellite C75D-B 12.34%
TOSHIBA Satellite L15W-B 5.05%
TOSHIBA Satellite S55-B 4.30%
TOSHIBA Satellite C855D 3.36%

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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