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Should I remove Pixsta?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
25% remove it75% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,566
United States Rank #11,793
Reach 0.0531%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.30 days
126.86 days >
Average installed length: 66.65 days


VersionDistribution 5.37% 1.48% 2.55% 1.74% 0.13% 17.72% 15.17% 2.68% 24.16% 2.01%
2.5.3 0.94% 6.31% 4.16% 15.57%

Typically installed together


What is Pixsta?

Pixsta 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. Some versions of the software are bundled with OpenCandy installers.

About  (from SweetLabs)

A free Chrome browser extension that lets users discover, share, and view Instagram photos on their PC, plus much more. This Product uses the Instagram API.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 pokki.exe. The software installer includes 20 files and is usually about 95.75 MB (100,398,017 bytes). HostAppServiceUpdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.
Pixsta has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

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" /UNINSTALL83453a3d886e527a470b5bb8291dd338de4b1e44
Estimated size: 95.75 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Pixsta

Program executable:pokki.exe
Signed by:Pokki
Pokki by SweetLabs is an online app store for Windows where users can browse and install various apps into the Pokki platform. The Pokki platform runs in in the background of Windows and checks the Pokki service for app updates amongst...
Additional files:
  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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.
Network connections
  • pokki.exe connects to www2.twitter.com ( port 443).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:79.58 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0009914226%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00042370%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00056772%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:7,679,896
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:932.54 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:217.3 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:10.71 MB
Total CPU:0.0002254694%
Kernel CPU:0.00013306%
User CPU:0.00009241%
CPU cycles/sec:1,259,178
I/O reads/min:12.54 KB
I/O writes/min:2.31 KB
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 Pixsta?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 46%
Win 7 0%
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 7 54.77%
Windows 8 43.89%
Windows XP 0.81%
Windows Vista 0.54%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 24.16%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.70%
Windows 8.1 18.62%
Windows 7 Professional 6.61%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 4.59%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.32%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.81% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 25.81%
  Saudi Arabia 4.82%
  Indonesia 3.13%
  Egypt 2.87%
  United Kingdom 2.87%
  IQ 2.87%
  Germany 2.87%
  Canada 2.61%
  Iran 2.48%
  Italy 2.35%
  Brazil 2.09%
  MA 2.09%
  Israel 1.96%
  India 1.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.73%
Acer 17.95%
Dell 16.12%
Lenovo 14.10%
ASUS 9.71%
Toshiba 8.42%
Samsung 4.95%
Intel 1.10%
Medion 0.55%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.96%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.44%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.05%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.05%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.67%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.67%

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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