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Should I remove Chikka Messenger?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,045
United States Rank #28,312
Reach 0.0147%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.23 days
596.92 days >
Average installed length: 313.64 days

Chikka Messenger

What is Chikka Messenger?

Chikka Text Messenger is the world’s first instant messaging desktop client to support communication with mobile phones via SMS, allowing users send free SMS messages to buddies. Users who register their mobile numbers can also receive messages on their phones whenever offline.


It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 ChikkaLauncher.exe. The setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 11.87 MB (12,445,383 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.chikka.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\chikka messenger\chikka v.5
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Chikka Messenger\Chikka v.5\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 11.87 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Chikka Messenger

Program executable:ChikkaLauncher.exe
Name:Chikka IM V4
Chikka Application
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\chikka messenger\chikka v.5\ChikkaLauncher.exe
Additional files:
  • ChikkaUI.dll - Chikka Txt Messenger (Chikka V5 UI dll)
  • ChikkaWS.dll
  • uiskinengine.dll - Chikka IM v4.0 (Chikka UI Skin Engine)
  • ChikkaController.dll - Chikka IM V5 (Controller Module)
  • ChikkaDynamicUI.dll - Chikka IM v5 (Dynamic UI Builder)
  • ChikkaLauncher.exe - Chikka IM V4 (Chikka Application)
  • ChikkaUtils.dll - Chikka Utils (Utils Library)
  • DataClassLib.dll - Chikka IM v4 (DataClas Dynamic Link Library)
  • ChikkaXMPP.dll - XMPP Module
  • Plugin.dll - ChikkaIM v4 (Chikka Plugin Manager)
  • gloox.dll (by Jakob Schroeter) - gloox Jabber/XMPP library
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ChikkaLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E01F1224-2E36-4FF2-933E-9C34C0902CAE}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • ChikkaLauncher.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ChikkaV5' and executes as C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Chikka Messenger\Chikka v.5\ChikkaLauncher.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:60.69 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0009914382%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00016280%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00082864%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:16,379,059
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:3.07 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:303 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Chikka Messenger?

You can uninstall Chikka Messenger 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Chikka Messenger, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Chikka Messenger.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win Vista 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.97%
Windows 10 14.53%
Windows XP 9.34%
Windows Vista 4.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 34.03%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.01%
Windows 7 Professional 9.72%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.38%
Windows 7 Home Basic 5.21%
Windows 7 Starter 4.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.93% of installs come from Philippines
Which countries install it?
  Philippines 55.93%
  United States 16.95%
  Saudi Arabia 5.76%
  United Arab Emirates 5.08%
  Canada 3.05%
  Qatar 1.69%
  United Kingdom 1.36%
  Australia 1.02%
  Singapore 0.68%
  Thailand 0.68%
  Kuwait 0.68%
  Germany 0.68%
  BH 0.34%
  Brazil 0.34%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 30.16%
Hewlett-Packard 18.52%
Dell 15.87%
ASUS 11.11%
Toshiba 11.11%
Lenovo 4.76%
Samsung 3.70%
Sony 0.53%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 3.13%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 3.13%
Dell Inspiron N4030 2.34%
ECS G31T-M7 2.34%
Acer AOD270 2.34%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.34%


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