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Should I remove Yahoo! Mail?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
19% remove it81% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #19,845
United States Rank #14,424
Reach 0.0111%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.93 days
292.99 days >
Average installed length: 153.94 days


VersionDistribution 98.17% 0.91% 0.91%

Yahoo! Mail

What is Yahoo! Mail?

Yahoo! Mail is an app for the Pokki desktop platform. The app itself runs as an embedded HTML5 program within the Pokki software outside of the web browser.

About  (from SweetLabs)

Faster email means more time to do the other things you love. That's fun. Yahoo! Mail is designed to make email a breeze. Try it. Get faster, safer, easier email right on your desktop.


The most common release is, with over 98% 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. 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 primary executable is named pokki.exe. The setup package generally installs about 24 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.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pokki.com/app/Yahoo-Mail
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\pokki\engine
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Pokki\Engine\pokki.exe" /UNINSTALLdf14959794357d12ed676dec14aea1901d749645
Estimated size: 69.81 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Yahoo! Mail

Program executable:pokki.exe
Signed by:Pokki
Pokki by SweetLabs is an online app store for Windows where users can browse and install various apps into the Pokki platform. The Pokki platform runs in in the background of Windows and checks the Pokki service for app updates amongst...
Additional files:
  • Launcher.dll (by Pokki) - ocnsis Dynamic Link Library
  • HostAppServiceUpdater.exe (by Pokki) - Host App Service Updater
  • StartMenuIndexer.exe - Start Menu Service
  • HostAppService.exe - Host App Service
  • Uninstall.exe - Pokki
  • 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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • pokki.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0DAE7161-A16D-437F-BD0E-BA1ECE615375}' (runs on registration).
3 Startup Files (User Run)
  • 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.
  • 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.
2 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • HostAppService.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\HostAppService.exe --disable-internal-flash --noerrdialogs --no-message-box --disable-extensions --disable-web-security --disable-web-resources --disable-clie.
  • pokki.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Application Restart #8' which loads as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Pokki\Engine\pokki.exe --disable-internal-flash --noerrdialogs --no-message-box --disable-extensions --disable-web-security --disable-web-resources --disable-client-side-p.
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
Memory:10.71 MB
Total CPU:0.0002254694%
Kernel CPU:0.00013306%
User CPU:0.00009241%
CPU cycles/sec:1,259,178
I/O reads/min:12.54 KB
I/O writes/min:2.31 KB
Memory:40.64 MB
Total CPU:0.0002938044%
Kernel CPU:0.00013915%
User CPU:0.00015466%
CPU cycles/sec:2,408,796
I/O reads/min:109.91 KB
I/O writes/min:106.14 KB

How do I remove Yahoo! Mail?

You can uninstall Yahoo! Mail 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 Yahoo! Mail, 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 Yahoo! Mail.

Win 10 94%
Win 7 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 93.61%
Windows 7 6.39%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 50.23%
Windows 10 Home 13.24%
Windows 8.1 Connected 12.33%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 7.76%
Windows 8 3.65%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.74%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.78% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.78%
  United Kingdom 7.69%
  Germany 2.80%
  Canada 2.45%
  Italy 2.10%
  France 1.40%
  Australia 1.40%
  India 1.40%
  Philippines 1.40%
  Austria 1.05%
  IQ 1.05%
  South Africa 0.70%
  NG 0.70%
  Norway 0.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 44.17%
Acer 21.84%
Hewlett-Packard 16.50%
Toshiba 11.17%
Dell 2.91%
Sony 1.46%
ASUS 0.97%
Samsung 0.97%
Common models
LENOVO 80E3 3.93%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55D-B 3.37%
LENOVO 80G0 3.37%
LENOVO 20378 2.81%
LENOVO 10157 2.81%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-B 2.25%

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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