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Should I remove YouTube?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
18% remove it82% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Fair
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,516
United States Rank #17,271
Reach 0.0143%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.08 days
238.46 days >
Average installed length: 125.29 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
v1.0.2 51.09%
1.0.9.53204 43.48%
1.0.8.45197 5.43%

YouTube

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What is YouTube?

YouTube 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)

YouTube is the world's most popular online video community allowing millions of people to explore, watch and share original video content. Now you can access billions of videos one-click away using YouTube for Pokki, a convenient way to access the YouTube website and service with the real-time notifications! See first-...  Read more

Overview

The most used version is v1.0.2, 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. 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 installer includes 24 files and is usually about 69.81 MB (73,201,000 bytes). HostAppServiceUpdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pokki.com/app/Youtube
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\pokki\engine
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Pokki\Engine\pokki.exe" /UNINSTALLd25e316a7812ebb3c4f8e18291ce53ba535b8659
Estimated size: 69.81 MB

Program filesFiles installed by YouTube

  • 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
  • pokki.exe - Pokki
  • 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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • pokki.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0DAE7161-A16D-437F-BD0E-BA1ECE615375}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • HostAppServiceUpdater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Pokki.
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.
  • 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.
  • 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 #11' 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 #0' 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 (199.59.149.198 port 443).
  • pokki.exe connects to sin01s04-in-f1.1e100.net (74.125.235.1 port 443).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

StartMenuIndexer.exe
Memory:10.71 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002254694%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00013306%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00009241%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,259,178
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:12.54 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2.31 KB
105.02 KB average
HostAppService.exe
Memory:40.64 MB
Total CPU:0.0002938044%
Kernel CPU:0.00013915%
User CPU:0.00015466%
CPU cycles/sec:2,408,796
Switches/sec:4
I/O reads/min:109.91 KB
I/O writes/min:106.14 KB
pokki.exe
Memory:79.58 MB
Total CPU:0.0009914226%
Kernel CPU:0.00042370%
User CPU:0.00056772%
CPU cycles/sec:7,679,896
I/O reads/min:932.54 KB
I/O writes/min:217.3 KB

How do I remove YouTube?

Quickly and completely remove YouTube from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall YouTube 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 YouTube, 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 YouTube.

OS VERSIONS
Win 10 80%
Win XP 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 18%
Keep it 82%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 79.71%
Windows 7 19.20%
Windows Vista 0.72%
Windows XP 0.36%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 39.86%
Windows 10 Home 13.41%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.06%
Windows 8 7.97%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.16%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.62%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.24% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.24%
  Germany 11.62%
  United Kingdom 4.58%
  Canada 3.17%
  Austria 2.46%
  Netherlands 2.46%
  Italy 2.11%
  Australia 1.76%
  Saudi Arabia 1.76%
  India 1.41%
  IQ 1.41%
  United Arab Emirates 1.41%
  Egypt 1.41%
  France 1.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 38.01%
Acer 19.00%
Hewlett-Packard 18.10%
Toshiba 7.69%
Dell 7.24%
ASUS 3.62%
GIGABYTE 1.81%
Samsung 1.81%
Sony 1.81%
MSI 0.90%
Common models
LENOVO 20217 8.72%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.49%
LENOVO 20216 3.49%
LENOVO 10117 2.91%
LENOVO 80E3 2.91%
Acer Aspire XC-605 2.33%

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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