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Should I remove Paltalk Messenger?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
26% remove it74% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,781
United States Rank #11,857
Reach 0.0216%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.54 days
812.38 days >
Average installed length: 426.84 days


10.2.101 0.70%
10.2.0 99.30%

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Paltalk Messenger 10.2

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.

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


The most used version is 10.2.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds an extension to the user's Internet Explorer web browser. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is paltalk.exe. The software installer includes 59 files and is usually about 30.67 MB (32,160,376 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.paltalk.com
Help link: www.paltalk.com/faq.shtml
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\paltalk messenger
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Paltalk Messenger\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 30.67 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Paltalk Messenger 10.2

Program executable:paltalk.exe
Name:Paltalk Messenger
Signed by:Paltalk.com
Path:C:\Program Files\paltalk messenger\paltalk.exe
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. While basic services are free...
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - Paltalk Messenger Setup
  • pallauncher.dll - Paltalk Web Launcher
  • PalSkin.dll - Paltalk Messenger (PalSkin)
  • paltalk1.dll
  • paltalk10.dll
  • paltalk100.dll
  • paltalk1057.dll
  • paltalk12.dll
  • paltalk22.dll
  • paltalk29.dll
  • paltalk7.dll
  • paltalk16.dll - Paltak Messenger
  • paltalk1055.dll
  • 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
  • PalTextCtl.dll - PalTextCtl Module
  • PalTextCtl1.dll
  • PalTextCtl12.dll
  • PalTextCtl7.dll
  • palsound.dll - palsound Module
  • WebVideo.dll - WebVideo Module
  • palsip.dll - Palsip module
  • MirrorRT.dll - MirrorRT (MirrorRT Module)
  • MirrorX.dll - MirrorX (MirrorX Module)
  • ctrlkey.dll
  • Images.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}.
Scheduled Task
  • paltalk.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{543AFB44-C818-46F0-972A-F138DD04D478}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • paltalk.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Paltalk Messenger\paltalk.exe'.
Network connections
  • paltalk.exe connects to ace3-adcom-ntc-alien.evip.aol.com ( port 80).
  • paltalk.exe connects to (port 5005).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:86.57 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0616863774%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.03210655%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.02957982%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,581,285
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:28.09 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2.45 KB
105.02 KB average

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 10.2, 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 10.2 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.47%
Windows XP 12.91%
Windows Vista 8.22%
Windows 10 5.40%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.06%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.71%
Windows 7 Professional 8.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.06%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.82%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.09% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.09%
  Saudi Arabia 7.48%
  MA 5.61%
  Canada 3.93%
  Germany 3.55%
  United Kingdom 3.36%
  Iran 2.80%
  DZ 1.68%
  Brazil 1.50%
  Egypt 1.50%
  Sweden 1.31%
  IQ 1.12%
  Spain 0.93%
  YE 0.93%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.94%
Dell 22.71%
Acer 19.78%
ASUS 7.33%
Toshiba 6.59%
American Megatrends 2.20%
Lenovo 1.83%
Sahara 1.47%
Samsung 1.47%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.45%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.87%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.87%
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.23%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.58%
Dell Inspiron 530 1.94%


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