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Should I remove PoivY?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
18% remove it82% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,823
United States Rank #45,951
Reach 0.0078%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 41.46 days
538.86 days >
Average installed length: 283.13 days


4.14 build 759 0.65%
4.14 build 745 12.42%
4.13 build 735 13.07%
4.13 build 720 1.96%
4.12 build 704 7.84%
4.12 build 689 9.15%
4.11 build 687 2.61%
4.10 build 680 2.61%
4.09 build 660 7.84%
4.08 build 645 8.50%
4.08 build 636 1.31%
4.07 build 629 7.84%
4.06 build 596 4.58%
4.05 build 579 3.27%
4.05 build 563 1.96%
4.04 build 550 9.15%
4.03 build 534 0.65%
4.02 build 523 2.61%
4.02 build 486 1.96%


What is PoivY?

PoivY is a branded VOIP software program from Finarea that provides voice over IP communications. Finarea's software and service provides discount phone service providers free VOIP calls.

About  (from Finarea Switzerland)

With poivY you can make free* calls over the internet to any of your online friends, as well as various popular destinations. Max 300 minutes per week of free calls, measured over the last 7 days and per unique IP address. Unused free minutes cannot be taken to the following week(s). If limit is exceeded the normal rat...  Read more


The most used version is 4.13 build 735, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 poivy.exe. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 40.11 MB (42,060,309 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.PoivY.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PoivY.com\PoivY\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PoivY.com\PoivY\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 40.11 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PoivY

Program executable:poivy.exe
Client to make VoIP calls.
Path:C:\Program Files\PoivY.com\PoivY\poivy.exe
Additional files:
  • VistaLib32.dll (by WinAbility┬« Software) - VistaLib[TM] (VistaLib DLL)
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)
  • mapiitf.dll (by Voip) - MapiItf (Mapi interface)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • poivy.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D73D1001-6AAA-4EB6-B2A1-C1F3108B8E82}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • poivy.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PoivY' and executes as "C:\Program Files\PoivY.com\PoivY\poivy.exe" -nosplash -minimized.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • poivy.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\PoivY.com\PoivY\PoivY.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:42.55 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003523760%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00017528%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00017710%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:3,244,221
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:88.13 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:87 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove PoivY?

You can uninstall PoivY 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 PoivY, 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 PoivY.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win XP 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 18%
Keep it 82%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.36%
Windows 10 17.65%
Windows Vista 8.50%
Windows XP 8.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.58%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.74%
Windows 7 Professional 11.18%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.55%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.58%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

11.84% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 11.84%
  Italy 10.53%
  Germany 9.87%
  Belgium 8.55%
  Switzerland 5.26%
  United Kingdom 4.61%
  France 3.29%
  Sweden 3.29%
  Netherlands 2.63%
  DK 2.63%
  Spain 2.63%
  Egypt 2.63%
  Turkey 1.97%
  Portugal 1.97%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.26%
Dell 22.58%
Acer 19.35%
Toshiba 8.60%
Lenovo 5.38%
ASUS 3.23%
American Megatrends 2.15%
Intel 2.15%
Sony 1.08%
Compaq 1.08%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.81%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.86%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 1.90%
Dell Inspiron 1525 1.90%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 1.90%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 1.90%

About (from Finarea S.A. Switzerland)

One of the products on offer is Carrier Selection or also known as Indirect Access.
Publisher URL: www.finarea.ch


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