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Should I remove Paltalk Messenger?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
49% remove it51% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #24,473
United States Rank #21,579
Reach 0.0073%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.94 days
617.70 days >
Average installed length: 324.55 days


10.2 32.64%
10.1 15.28%
10.0 42.36%
9.1 2.08%
9.0 2.08%
8.5 5.56%

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Paltalk Messenger

What is Paltalk Messenger?

Paltalk is an instant messaging service that enables users to communicate via internet chat, voice and video chat. It offers chat rooms and the ability for users to create their own public virtual chat room. Paltalk is available in three formats: Paltalk Messenger, the regular version most users use, Paltalk Mobile, the phone version, and Paltalk Express. It is Proprietary software. While basic services are free of charge and basic software is free to download, fee-based memberships and payable upgrades to more capable paid versions are offered by AVM Software, the creators of Paltalk. The software includes a branded version of the Ask.com Toolbar, a web browser extenstion that provides search advertising and results. Upon installation the user is presented with the option to install the Ask toolbar. If accepted, the toolbar will be installed in the user's web browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox) and will modify the home page and search settings.

About  (from AVM Software)

Paltalk is the world's largest video chat community, with over 4 million members. The free Paltalk download includes: Access to thousands of live video chat rooms. Room categories include music, politics, sports, religion and many more. Unlimited group video calls with up to 10 friends. Virtual Gifts--fun animations th...  Read more
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
Paltalk Messenger has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.paltalk.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Paltalk Messenger
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\Paltalk Messenger\uninstall.exe" "/C:C:\Program Files\Paltalk Messenger\irunin.xml"
Estimated size: 37.33 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Paltalk Messenger

Program executable:paltalk.exe
Name:Paltalk Messenger
Path:C:\Program Files\Paltalk Messenger\paltalk.exe
Additional files:
  • pallauncher.dll - Paltalk Web Launcher
  • PalSkin.dll - Paltalk Messenger (PalSkin)
  • paltalk1.dll
  • paltalk10.dll
  • paltalk100.dll
  • paltalk1055.dll
  • paltalk1057.dll
  • paltalk12.dll
  • paltalk19.dll
  • paltalk22.dll
  • paltalk29.dll
  • paltalk7.dll
  • paltalk16.dll - Paltak Messenger
  • spexproj.dll (by Paltalk.com) - spexproj Dynamic Link Library
  • ftpclient.dll (by A.V.M. Software) - Paltalk File Transfer Client
  • gsmproj.dll (by Paltalk.com) - gsmproj Dynamic Link Library
  • AviFileCtrl.dll
  • n2p.dll
  • PalVideoCapture.dll
  • PalTextCtl.dll - PalTextCtl Module
  • palsound.dll - palsound Module
  • WebVideo.dll - WebVideo Module
  • MirrorRT.dll - MirrorRT (MirrorRT Module)
  • MirrorX.dll - MirrorX (MirrorX Module)
  • ctrlkey.dll
  • CustomScrollRT.dll
  • sirenproj.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Extension
  • paltalk.exe is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {4EAFEF58-EEFA-4116-983D-03B49BCBFFFE}.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • paltalk.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Paltalk Messenger\paltalk.exe'.

How do I remove Paltalk Messenger?

You can uninstall Paltalk 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 Paltalk 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 Paltalk Messenger.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Paltalk Messenger you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win Vista 1%
Uninstall it 49%
Keep it 51%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.28%
Windows XP 14.58%
Windows Vista 12.50%
Windows 10 7.64%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.27%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.78%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.69%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.19%
Windows 7 Professional 6.99%
Windows 8 Pro 6.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.02% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.02%
  Saudi Arabia 9.83%
  Iran 3.47%
  Canada 3.47%
  United Kingdom 3.47%
  MA 2.31%
  United Arab Emirates 2.31%
  Egypt 2.31%
  India 1.73%
  Philippines 1.73%
  DK 1.73%
  LY 1.16%
  MK 1.16%
  France 1.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.76%
Hewlett-Packard 24.76%
Toshiba 21.90%
Acer 13.33%
ASUS 4.76%
Samsung 1.90%
Lenovo 0.95%
Sony 0.95%
Intel 0.95%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.98%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 5.13%
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 2.56%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.71%
Dell XPS 8500 1.71%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.71%


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