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What percent of users and experts removed it?
25% remove it75% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #439
United States Rank #413
Reach 1.4473%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.38 days
542.09 days >
Average installed length: 284.83 days


VersionDistribution 0.01% 0.04% 0.00% 0.57% 0.70% 0.01% 0.55% 0.62% 0.04% 0.01% 0.08% 0.01% 0.01% 0.00% 0.00% 1.21% 0.18% 2.98% 0.04% 3.50% 0.01% 2.27% 0.15% 0.00% 3.85% 1.42% 0.08% 1.50% 0.04% 0.19% 0.00% 0.02% 0.01% 0.07% 3.26% 0.17% 0.62% 0.40% 5.91% 2.75% 0.28% 4.18% 4.74% 0.09% 1.33% 1.20% 8.71% 1.23% 0.07% 3.43% 0.01%
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Host App Service


Host App Service is a software program developed by SweetLabs. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The primary executable is named hostappservice.exe. The setup package generally installs about 35 files and is usually about 87.51 MB (91,764,534 bytes). The installed file HostAppServiceUpdater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 8.1. While about 52% of users of Host App Service come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pokki.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\pokki
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Pokki\Uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 87.51 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Host App Service

Program executable:hostappservice.exe
Name:Host App Service
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe - Pokki
  • HostAppServiceUpdater.exe (by Pokki) - Host App Service Updater
  • ServiceHostAppUpdater.exe (by Pokki) - Service Host App Updater
  • npPokkiDownloadHelper. - Pokki Download Helper
  • PokkiDownloadHelper.exe
  • ServiceStartMenuIndexer.exe - Start Menu Service
  • StartMenuIndexer.exe
  • ServiceHostApp.exe - Service Host App
  • Launcher.dll - Pokki support library.
  • ocdeskband_0.dll - ocdeskband Dynamic Link Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npPokkiDownloadHelper. is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npPokkiDownloadHelper.'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npPokkiDownloadHelper. is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'pokki.com/PokkiDownloadHelper' with a plugin key of 'pokki.com/PokkiDownloadHelper'.
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • ServiceHostAppUpdater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SweetLabs App Platform.
  • 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.
2 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • HostAppService.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Application Restart #5' 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.
  • ServiceHostApp.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Application Restart #6' which loads as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Pokki\Engine\ServiceHostApp.exe --disable-internal-flash --noerrdialogs --no-message-box --disable-extensions --disable-web-security --disable-web-resources --disable-clie.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:19.89 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0018348910%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00103271%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00080218%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,429,857
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:1 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:10.83 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Host App Service?

You can uninstall Host App Service 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 Host App Service, 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 Host App Service.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Host App Service you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

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 10 99.95%
Windows 7 0.05%
Windows XP 0.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 52.55%
Windows 10 Home 22.09%
Windows 8.1 Connected 12.13%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 5.96%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 2.34%
Windows 8.1 Connected Sin... 1.43%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.26% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.26%
  United Kingdom 7.12%
  Italy 6.40%
  Germany 5.34%
  Canada 3.33%
  France 2.46%
  Netherlands 1.86%
  Spain 1.86%
  Australia 1.74%
  Sweden 1.32%
  Brazil 1.26%
  Norway 0.99%
  Mexico 0.92%
  DK 0.91%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 41.30%
Acer 38.36%
Hewlett-Packard 10.94%
Toshiba 9.39%
Common models
LENOVO 80E3 6.49%
LENOVO 20351 5.07%
LENOVO 20354 4.58%
LENOVO 80G0 4.12%
Acer Aspire ES1-512 3.92%
LENOVO 20378 3.89%

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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