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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,658
United States Rank #2,990
Reach 0.4807%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.76 days
228.82 days >
Average installed length: 120.23 days


Beta 5.2.1 13.69%
Beta 5.2 1.26%
Beta 5.1 6.79%
Beta 4.3 37.54%
Beta 4.1 3.86%
Beta 4.0 5.74%
Alpha 4.3 0.09% 0.79% 9.33% 14.89% 2.18% 1.72% 2.12%

Popcorn Time

What is Popcorn Time?  (from Popcorn Time Team)

We're constantly searching all over the web for the best torrents from the most important sites. Watch any movie as many times as you want. All you need to get started is a proper internet connection. If the movie is out there, Popcorn Time will find the best version possible and start streaming it right away. Watch yo...  Read more


Popcorn Time is a software program developed by Popcorn Time Team. The most common release is beta 4.3, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 primary executable is named popcorntimedesktop.exe. The setup package generally installs about 72 files and is usually about 128.63 MB (134,881,366 bytes). The installed file PopcornTimeUpdater.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 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 23% of users of Popcorn Time come from the United States, it is also popular in Netherlands and Brazil.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Popcorn Time.
Updater.exe (2f2e3f692a7ac155c82b2254dd878cc7) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AegisLab 1.5 AdWare.W32.Fiseria
Symantec 11/21/2014 rev. 6 Suspicious.Cloud
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.325 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0922
npvlc.dll (0ca4180b21c6b728578f3b0433bb740e) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL VCS/Environment.DigitalFN
Bkav FE W32.HfsAutoB.C6cd
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Dropped:Trojan.GenericKD.1581602 (B)

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Popcorn Time
URL: www.time4popcorn.eu/
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Popcorn Time\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Popcorn Time\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 128.63 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Popcorn Time

Program executable:popcorntimedesktop.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\popcorn time\popcorntimedesktop.exe
Additional files:
  • PopcornTimeUpdater.exe - Popcorn Time (Popcorn Time Updater)
  • Uninstall.exe
  • Updater.exe - Updater
  • libcef.dll - Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Dynamic Link 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
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL shared library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • chsdet.dll - Charset detector
  • libvlc.dll (by VideoLAN) - VLC media player (VLC media player 2.1.2)
  • libvlccore.dll (by VideoLAN)
  • axvlc.dll - VLC Web Plugin (VLC media player (Activex Plugin))
  • (Malware detected) npvlc.dll - VLC media player Web Plugin 2.1.3
  • lib.dll - PopcornTime (Library)
  • ffmpegsumo.dll (by The Chromium Authors) - Chromium
  • libcharset1.dll (by GNU ) - LibIconv (LibIconv: convert between character encodings)
  • libiconv2.dll (by GNU )
  • libintl3.dll - GetText (GetText: library and tools for native language support)
  • libvlc-qt.dll (by Tadej Novak) - VLC-Qt (VLC-Qt - Qt bindings for libVLC)
  • libvlc-qt-widgets.dll (by Tadej Novak)
  • Qt5Core.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt5 (C++ application development framework.)
  • Qt5Gui.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • Qt5Multimedia.dll
  • Qt5MultimediaWidgets.dll
  • Qt5Network.dll
  • Qt5Widgets.dll
  • cef_dll.dll
  • echo.dll
  • icudt52.dll
  • icuin52.dll
  • icuuc52.dll
  • libgcc_s_dw2-1.dll
  • liblangmatcher.dll
  • libstdc++-6.dll
  • libwinpthread-1.dll (by MingW-W64 Project. All rights reserved) - POSIX WinThreads for Windows
  • Popcorn-Time.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npvlc.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npvlc.dll'.
2 Mozilla Plugins
  • npvlc.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@videolan.org/vlc,version=2.2.0-git-20140124-1123' with a plugin key of '@videolan.org/vlc,version=2.2.0-git-20140124-1123' for all users of the PC.
  • axvlc.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@videolan.org/vlc,version=2.1.5' with a plugin key of '@videolan.org/vlc,version=2.1.5' for all users of the PC.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • PopcornTimeDesktop.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A343D270-D8A2-430B-BCE4-241B94DD1CD2}' (runs on registration).
  • Popcorn-Time.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8737B6F0-C9D8-4067-9019-3C49ADC67C3A}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • Updater.exe runs as a service named 'Update service' (Update service) "Keeps Popcorn Time updated".
  • PopcornTimeUpdater.exe runs as a service named 'Popcorn Time Updater' (Popcorn Time Updater) "Keeps Popcorn Time up to date".
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • PopcornTimeDesktop.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Popcorn Time\PopcornTimeDesktop.exe'.
  • Updater.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Popcorn Time\Updater.exe'.
  • PopcornTimeUpdater.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Popcorn Time\PopcornTimeUpdater.exe'.

How do I remove Popcorn Time?

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Or, you can uninstall Popcorn Time 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Popcorn Time, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Popcorn Time.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

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If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Popcorn Time you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 8 53%
Win 8.1 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 60%
Keep it 40%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 52.74%
Windows 7 44.65%
Windows Vista 1.67%
Windows XP 0.92%
Windows 8.1 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.83%
Windows 8.1 16.98%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.67%
Windows 10 Home 10.80%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.87%
Windows 7 Professional 7.93%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 23.46%
  Netherlands 13.92%
  Brazil 5.04%
  France 4.68%
  DK 4.34%
  Norway 3.42%
  Belgium 3.22%
  Canada 3.18%
  Israel 3.05%
  United Kingdom 2.37%
  Italy 2.25%
  MA 2.25%
  Mexico 2.04%
  Sweden 1.92%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.01%
Acer 18.94%
ASUS 17.53%
Dell 14.92%
Lenovo 7.51%
Toshiba 6.51%
Samsung 4.35%
MSI 1.23%
Medion 1.07%
Intel 0.93%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.27%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.80%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.67%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.27%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.87%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.33%


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