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Should I remove Toshiba Start?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
42% remove it58% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,898
United States Rank #3,298
Reach 0.0794%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.39 days
217.98 days >
Average installed length: 114.53 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Typically installed together

Toshiba Start

What is Toshiba Start?

This is a white labeled version of Pokki.

About  (from SweetLabs)

Easily access apps, websites, and real-time notifications with the Pokki Menu. Pin and organize your favorite apps and websites just like you would on your smartphone.


Toshiba Start is a software program developed by SweetLabs. 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 24 files and is usually about 63.08 MB (66,142,576 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 10. While about 94% of users of Toshiba Start come from the United States, it is also popular in Mexico and Ecuador.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Pokki
URL: www.pokki.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\pokki\engine
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Pokki\Engine\pokki.exe" /UNINSTALLb52b7a05ea010d22183cece45cbb6e86cf917a76
Estimated size: 63.08 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Toshiba Start

Program executable:pokki.exe
Additional files:
  • HostAppServiceUpdater.exe (by Pokki) - Host App Service Updater
  • StartMenuIndexer.exe (by Pokki) - Start Menu Service
  • HostAppService.exe - Host App Service
  • Launcher.dll - Pokki (Pokki support library.)
  • Uninstall.exe
  • 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
  • avutil-51.dll
  • chrome.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 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.
  • pokki.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'pokki.exe' and executes as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Pokki\Engine\pokki.exe.
  • 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)
  • pokki.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Application Restart #4' which loads as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Pokki\Engine\pokki.exe /openb52b7a05ea010d22183cece45cbb6e86cf917a76 --disable-internal-flash --noerrdialogs --no-message-box --disable-extensions --disable-web-security -.
  • HostAppService.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Application Restart #1' 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.
Network connections
  • pokki.exe connects to www2.twitter.com ( port 443).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:79.58 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0009914226%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00042370%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00056772%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:7,679,896
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:932.54 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:217.3 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Toshiba Start?

You can uninstall Toshiba Start 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 Toshiba Start, 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 Toshiba Start.

Win 10 100%
Win 8.1 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 42%
Keep it 58%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 100.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 50.99%
Windows 8 35.43%
Windows 10 Home 11.27%
Windows 8 Single Language 0.64%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 0.45%
Windows 8.1 Pro 0.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

94.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 94.22%
  Mexico 1.00%
  Ecuador 0.33%
  Peru 0.33%
  Canada 0.24%
  India 0.24%
  Brazil 0.19%
  Italy 0.19%
  PR 0.19%
  Saudi Arabia 0.19%
  Costa Rica 0.14%
  United Kingdom 0.14%
  Venezuela 0.14%
  United Arab Emirates 0.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 99.94%
ASUS 0.06%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 32.32%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55t-A 8.26%
TOSHIBA Satellite P75-A 8.06%
TOSHIBA Satellite S55-A 7.81%
TOSHIBA Satellite P55-A 5.55%
TOSHIBA Satellite L75D-A 5.35%

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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