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Should I remove KakaoTalk?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,562
United States Rank #10,082
Reach 0.0387%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.47 days
239.66 days >
Average installed length: 125.92 days


VersionDistribution 0.18% 0.92% 1.29% 0.18% 0.74% 0.92% 2.39% 0.37% 0.37% 2.95% 0.37% 2.03% 2.58% 3.87% 0.18% 4.42% 2.03% 9.21% 0.37% 7.37% 0.55% 10.13% 3.87% 1.10% 0.37% 1.47% 3.68% 0.74% 2.95% 2.58% 4.97% 0.37% 2.76% 0.74% 1.47% 0.74% 1.29% 3.13% 0.74% 0.74% 0.18% 1.84% 1.47% 1.66% 1.66% 6.08%



KakaoTalk is a software program developed by Kakao. 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. 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 kakaotalk.exe. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 15.61 MB (16,364,488 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 42% of users of KakaoTalk come from the United States, it is also popular in Korea and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.kakao.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\kakao\kakaotalk
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Kakao\KakaoTalk\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 15.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by KakaoTalk

Program executable:kakaotalk.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\kakao\kakaotalk\kakaotalk.exe
Additional files:
  • KakaoTalk_Setup.exe - KakaoTalk Setup
  • uninstall.exe
  • KakaoAdPlusCalender.exe - KakaoPlusCalender
  • KakaoWebBroker.dll - KakaoPlusFriend (KakaoWebBroker)
  • CrashReporter.exe (by Daum Kakao) - CrashReporter
  • libeay32.dll (by GnuWin32 ) - OpenSSL (Libeay32: open Secure Socket Layer protocol)
  • libssl32.dll (by GnuWin32 ) - Libssl32: open Secure Socket Layer protocol
  • LiteUnzip.dll - Extract the contents from a ZIP archive

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • KakaoTalk.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4C9B1E11-F978-40F2-9A5F-392729493A23}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • KakaoTalk.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'KakaoTalk' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Kakao\KakaoTalk\KakaoTalk.exe" -bystartup.
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • KakaoTalk.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Application Restart #2' which loads as C:\Program Files\Kakao\KakaoTalk\KakaoTalk.exe BYSETUP /RestartByRestartManageC:7729983A-63BC-4166-9BDC-556BB257DDD7.

How do I remove KakaoTalk?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 7 0%
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 59.27%
Windows 8 35.41%
Windows XP 3.67%
Windows Vista 1.65%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.34%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.68%
Windows 8.1 15.84%
Windows 7 Professional 11.05%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.52%
Windows 8 4.60%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.89%
  Korea 13.80%
  Canada 5.94%
  Indonesia 4.82%
  Australia 3.21%
  Taiwan 2.25%
  France 2.25%
  United Kingdom 2.25%
  Saudi Arabia 2.25%
  Philippines 1.77%
  Malaysia 1.77%
  Thailand 1.12%
  Germany 0.96%
  Sweden 0.80%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 21.35%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
ASUS 15.68%
Acer 10.81%
Samsung 8.92%
Lenovo 7.03%
Toshiba 7.03%
Sony 2.97%
Apple 0.81%
MSI 0.81%
Alienware 0.81%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.67%
ASUS All Series 3.61%
Dell Inspiron N4010 2.58%
ASUSTeK K53E 2.58%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.58%
HP ProBook 455 G1 2.06%


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