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60% remove it40% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,279
United States Rank #1,915
Reach 0.5383%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.16 days
447.37 days >
Average installed length: 235.06 days


Beta 5.2.1 9.22%
Beta 5.2 0.80%
Beta 5.1 4.51%
Beta 4.3 24.34%
Beta 4.1 2.45%
Beta 4.0 3.66%
Alpha 4.3 0.06% 0.01% 0.39% 1.01% 0.03% 0.67% 0.01% 0.01% 0.02% 5.01% 0.28% 0.48% 0.13% 9.37% 0.02% 0.80% 0.39% 1.40% 2.62% 0.08% 0.14% 3.50% 10.97% 13.60% 1.44% 1.19% 1.40%

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 98 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 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 33% of users of Popcorn Time come from the United States, it is also popular in Netherlands and France.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Installs a Windows Service
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Popcorn Time.
Updater.exe (cc27f3b8997b9e3b53a53c472ca2894d) 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.F47V0924

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)
  • 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/)
  • libvlc.dll (by VideoLAN) - VLC media player (VLC media player 2.1.2)
  • libvlccore.dll (by VideoLAN)
  • lib.dll - PopcornTime (Library)
  • 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
  • ffmpegsumo.dll
  • icudt52.dll
  • icuin52.dll
  • icuuc52.dll
  • libgcc_s_dw2-1.dll
  • libstdc++-6.dll
  • libwinpthread-1.dll (by MingW-W64 Project. All rights reserved) - POSIX WinThreads for Windows
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • PopcornTimeDesktop.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A215F984-7A03-4C94-A00D-61F839800888}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • Updater.exe runs as a service named 'Update service-BackupByPopcornTimePortable' (Update service-BackupByPopcornTimePortable) "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?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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 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.

Win 10 62%
Win 7 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 10 61.79%
Windows 7 36.25%
Windows Vista 1.23%
Windows XP 0.73%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 20.96%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.71%
Windows 8.1 12.45%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.64%
Windows 10 Pro 10.85%
Windows 7 Professional 6.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.97% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.97%
  Netherlands 11.45%
  France 4.77%
  Brazil 4.29%
  Norway 3.08%
  DK 2.97%
  Canada 2.69%
  Italy 2.38%
  Israel 2.29%
  Belgium 2.21%
  United Kingdom 2.17%
  Spain 1.98%
  Portugal 1.79%
  Sweden 1.66%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.56%
Acer 17.88%
ASUS 17.47%
Dell 15.34%
Lenovo 8.71%
Toshiba 6.50%
Samsung 4.17%
MSI 1.56%
Intel 0.79%
Alienware 0.55%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.84%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.75%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.31%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.28%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.76%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.55%


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