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Should I remove Polkast?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #33,729
United States Rank #26,912
Reach 0.0037%


VersionDistribution 13.70% 1.37% 1.37% 19.18% 5.48% 8.22% 17.81% 13.70% 2.74% 6.85% 6.85% 1.37% 1.37%



Polkast is a program developed by Polkast. The most used version is, 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. 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 software installer includes 33 files and is usually about 2.83 MB (2,972,672 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 60% of users of Polkast come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\polkast
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{0912C99D-EEB4-42EF-8AF7-13D0B2467F16}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.83 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Polkast

  • polkast.clientui.dll - Polkast (ClientUI)
  • polkast.configuration.dll - Polkast.Configuration
  • polkast.dataaccess.dll - DataAccess
  • polkast.interop.dll - Polkast.Interop
  • polkast.models.dll - Polkast.Models
  • polkast.providers.dll - Polkast.Providers
  • polkast.registration.dll - Polkast.Registration
  • polkast.resources.dll - Polkast.Resources
  • polkast.setup.custom.dll - Polkast.Setup.Custom
  • polkastlibrary.exe
  • polkastserviceapp.exe - Polkast.ServiceApp
  • interop.shell32.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'Shell32'.
  • shellthumbnail.sample.dll (by Missico Information Systems) - ShellThumbnail Sample
  • tcmportmapper.dll - TCMPortMapper
  • exifextractor.dll
  • miniupnp.dll
  • natpmp.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • polkastserviceapp.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PolkastServiceApp' and executes as C:\Program Files\Polkast\PolkastServiceApp.exe.
  • polkastlibrary.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PolkastLibrary' and executes as C:\Program Files\Polkast\PolkastLibrary.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • polkastlibrary.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Polkast\PolkastLibrary.exe'.

How do I remove Polkast?

You can uninstall Polkast 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 Polkast, 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 Polkast.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win 7 3%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.79%
Windows 10 28.77%
Windows XP 9.59%
Windows Vista 6.85%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.51%
Windows 7 Professional 10.96%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.59%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.85%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.48%
Windows 7 Starter 4.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.22%
  United Kingdom 11.83%
  Germany 5.38%
  Netherlands 2.15%
  Canada 1.08%
  Czech Republic 1.08%
  Spain 1.08%
  Poland 1.08%
  Romania 1.08%
  YE 1.08%
  Finland 1.08%
  Hungary 1.08%
  Italy 1.08%
  Saudi Arabia 1.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.49%
Acer 19.61%
Dell 17.65%
ASUS 7.84%
American Megatrends 5.88%
Sahara 1.96%
Samsung 1.96%
Toshiba 1.96%
Common models
Gigabyte EP45-UD3P 4.69%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 3.13%
HP-Pavilion NY607AA-ABA s... 3.13%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 1.56%
HP-Pavilion RK569AA-ABA m... 1.56%
HP-Pavilion NY552AA-ABA e... 1.56%


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