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Should I remove Pokki Start Menu?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
48% remove it52% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,063
United States Rank #1,049
Reach 0.6474%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.23 days
242.88 days >
Average installed length: 127.62 days


VersionDistribution 0.01% 0.05% 0.01% 1.31% 0.55% 0.53% 0.01% 0.05% 0.01% 0.01% 1.29% 3.05% 2.67% 2.09% 0.11% 3.86% 1.51% 0.05% 1.14% 5.20% 0.25% 1.08% 0.07% 3.13% 2.47% 0.42% 3.15% 3.29% 0.07% 0.70% 0.97% 7.36% 0.92% 0.07% 2.99% 5.08% 0.45% 3.58% 0.85% 0.09% 1.11% 0.16% 0.04% 1.99% 0.52% 0.43% 1.58% 0.02% 0.70% 0.57% 0.01%
80 versions

Pokki Start Menu

What is Pokki Start Menu?  (from SweetLabs)

Find and open your programs, files, control panel, and power options with one click of the Pokki start button. Search and access your apps, files, control panel, and power options with Pokki’s Windows 8 Start Menu. Pin and organize your favorite apps and websites just like you would on your smartphone. Discover and in...  Read more


Pokki Start Menu is a software program developed by SweetLabs. The most common release is, with over 76% 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 pokki.exe. The setup package generally installs about 21 files and is usually about 69.81 MB (73,201,000 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 51% of users of Pokki Start Menu come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.
Pokki Start Menu 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

Displayed publisher: Pokki
URL: www.pokki.com/windows-8-start-menu
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\pokki\engine
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Pokki\Engine\pokki.exe" /UNINSTALLMENU
Estimated size: 69.81 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Pokki Start Menu

Program executable:pokki.exe
Additional files:
  • HostAppServiceUpdater.exe (by Pokki) - Host App Service Updater
  • ServiceHostAppUpdater.exe (by Pokki) - Service Host App Updater
  • ServiceStartMenuIndexer.exe - Start Menu Service
  • StartMenuIndexer.exe
  • HostAppService.exe - Host App Service
  • ServiceHostApp.exe - Service Host App
  • Launcher.dll - Pokki (Pokki support library.)
  • icudt.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • libGLESv2.dll - ANGLE libGLESv2 Dynamic Link Library
  • libEGL.dll - ANGLE libEGL Dynamic Link Library
  • libPokki.dll (by The Chromium Authors) - Chromium
  • avcodec-54.dll
  • avformat-54.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • nacl_irt_x86_32.nexe
  • nacl_irt_x86_64.nexe
  • ppGoogleNaClPluginChrome.dll
  • wow_helper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-2475710725-4113460478-2195723455-1001.
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 Pokki Start Menu?

You can uninstall Pokki Start Menu 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 Pokki Start Menu, 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 Pokki Start Menu.

Win 10 100%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 48%
Keep it 52%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 99.98%
Windows XP 0.02%
Windows Vista 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 54.13%
Windows 10 Home 19.27%
Windows 8.1 Connected 15.76%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 5.05%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 2.03%
Windows 8.1 Connected Sin... 1.58%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.90% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.90%
  United Kingdom 7.20%
  Germany 6.25%
  Italy 5.99%
  Canada 4.75%
  France 2.96%
  Spain 1.84%
  Brazil 1.84%
  Australia 1.79%
  Netherlands 1.78%
  Sweden 1.07%
  Mexico 1.01%
  Norway 0.96%
  Belgium 0.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 81.66%
Toshiba 15.75%
Lenovo 2.57%
Hewlett-Packard 0.02%
Common models
Acer Aspire ES1-512 8.12%
Acer Aspire E5-571 7.04%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-B 5.47%
Acer Aspire E5-571G 4.11%
Acer Aspire E5-521 3.23%
Acer Aspire E5-511 2.69%

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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