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VersionDistribution 100.00%



TechCrunch is a program developed by Pokki. 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 19 files and is usually about 106.98 MB (112,172,312 bytes). HostAppServiceUpdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 8. While about 68% of users of TechCrunch come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Austria.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\pokki\engine
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Pokki\Engine\HostAppService.exe" /UNINSTALLcea32fc95a838fa2e9ada17d03cd89641789c58b
Estimated size: 106.98 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TechCrunch

  • HostAppServiceUpdater.exe - Host App Service Updater
  • StartMenuIndexer.exe - Start Menu Service
  • HostAppService.exe - Host App Service
  • libPokki.dll (by The Chromium Authors) - Chromium

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • HostAppServiceUpdater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Pokki_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-2475710725-4113460478-2195723455-1001.
Startup File (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.
Startup File (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.

How do I remove TechCrunch?

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

Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%
Windows 8

Distribution by countryGeography

68.42% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.42%
  Canada 10.53%
  Austria 5.26%
  Switzerland 5.26%
  Germany 5.26%
  Philippines 5.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 50.00%
Lenovo 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Toshiba 10.00%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C875 10.00%
Packard Bell iMedia S2190 10.00%
Packard Bell Easynote ENT... 10.00%
LENOVO 80E3 10.00%
LENOVO 20378 10.00%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 10.00%


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