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Should I remove Rising Cities?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
42% remove it58% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #47,908
United States Rank #38,049
Reach 0.0017%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 31.52 days
189.47 days >
Average installed length: 99.55 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
v1.1.2 5.00%
v1.1.1 65.00%
1.1.0.52955 30.00%

Rising Cities

What is Rising Cities?

Rising Cities 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)

Rising Cities, the free-to-play urban development and strategy game. In Rising Cities it's all about power, finances, strategy and urban development. Get a city started and maybe even turn it into a metropolis! It's all totally free! Create living spaces for your Rising Cities citizens, collect their rent and use your...  Read more

Overview

The most used version is v1.1.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software installer includes 18 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.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Pokki
URL: www.pokki.com/app/Rising-Cities
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\pokki\engine
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Pokki\Engine\pokki.exe" /UNINSTALL66b0ef1e95580af53b82940745cf2e74ac57fd03
Estimated size: 95.75 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Rising Cities

  • 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.
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 #8' 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.
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

pokki.exe
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

How do I remove Rising Cities?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 8 80%
Win 7 (SP1) 20%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 42%
Keep it 58%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 80.00%
Windows 7 20.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 60.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.00%
Windows 8.1 Connected 10.00%
Windows 8 5.00%
Windows 7 Professional 5.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.44%
  Germany 8.33%
  DK 5.56%
  Turkey 5.56%
  France 2.78%
  Australia 2.78%
  Netherlands 2.78%
  Hungary 2.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 36.84%
Hewlett-Packard 26.32%
Lenovo 15.79%
Toshiba 10.53%
Sony 5.26%
Samsung 5.26%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite S55-A 5.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 5.00%
Sony SVE1513F1EW 5.00%
Samsung 535U3C 5.00%
Packard Bell Easynote TE6... 5.00%
Packard Bell EasyNote LS4... 5.00%

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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