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Is it safe and should we uninstall 'host app service' from pokki

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We found in our Uninstall list of apps "host app service" from pokki.  After googling and finding lots of info, we have hard time to decide if,

- is this is safe apps?
- is it necessary to have it?
- is it safe to remove it?

Please advice
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- it's bundled with some notebook hardware from lenovo, acer and hp
- So far, it seems safe.
- Unless you made a purchase trough them, or are using one of the app it installed, it's not necessary to have it. Note that most of the pokki bundled app would work perfectly fine if reinstalled outside of pokki.
- It is safe to remove it after removing the app installed trough it.
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by:rayluvs
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Thanx!

By any chance can you provide some info of probable apps that this install is related to?
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by:Gauthier
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on some setup, I've seen no pokki app preinstalled, on some other I've seen a flood of games and Spotify. You need to launch the pokki app to see for yourself.
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by:rayluvs
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Just finish searching it (see pix below):

pokki
- Is "Start Menu" a pokki apps?
- Can we uninstall it?
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by:Gauthier
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That's the on you remove by uninstalling "host app service"
You need to run it to see which app were installed by it.
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by:John Hurst
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You can remove it.
http://www.shouldiremoveit.com/Pokki-5024-program.aspx

The big question might be: why are your users installing it?  It is not on any of our Lenovo computers at our clients.
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by:rayluvs
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Began to remove it and displayed the following:

papps
Are you familiarize with theses?
Ok to remove "host app service"?
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Should be OK to remove it.
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by:Gauthier
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Just the Pokki Start Menu and a bunch of free games.
All safe to remove
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Thanx for answering our question.
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You are very welcome and I was pleased to assist.
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