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What is Sparknotes?

Sparknotes is a desktop app for the Pokki platform that runs as an embedded HTML5 program within the Pokki mobile app-like interface. The Software automatically collects usage information with respect to particular Pokki Apps.

About  (from SweetLabs)

SparkNotes is a resource you can turn to when you're confuzzled. We help you understand books, write papers, and study for tests. We're clear and concise, but we never leave out important info. Sometimes you don't understand your teacher, your textbooks make no sense, and you have to read sixteen chapters by tomorrow.


Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The software installer includes 17 files and is usually about 98.57 MB (103,358,841 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/app/Sparknotes
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\pokki\engine
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Pokki\Engine\HostAppService.exe" /UNINSTALL45eceaa454dba3ad5bcc2a38ac151aeeb8844340
Estimated size: 98.57 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sparknotes

  • 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.)
  • libPokki.dll (by The Chromium Authors) - Chromium
  • avcodec-54.dll
  • avformat-54.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • D3DCompiler_43.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dx9_43.dll (by Microsoft) - Direct3D 9 Extensions
  • icudt.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • libEGL.dll - ANGLE libEGL Dynamic Link Library
  • libGLESv2.dll - ANGLE libGLESv2 Dynamic Link Library
  • nacl_irt_x86_32.nexe
  • nacl_irt_x86_64.nexe
  • ppGoogleNaClPluginChrome.dll
  • wow_helper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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.
Startup File (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 /openmenu --disable-internal-flash --noerrdialogs --no-message-box --disable-extensions --disable-web-security --disable-web-resources --d.

How do I remove Sparknotes?

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

Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%
Windows 8

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  Israel 20.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 66.67%
Toshiba 33.33%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-B 33.33%
LENOVO 20351 33.33%
LENOVO 20349 33.33%

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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