What is pokki.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the pokki.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Pokki.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with pokki
Pokki.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Pokki belongs to software Pokki by Pokki.

Description: Pokki.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file pokki.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 8,252,744 bytes (23% of all occurrences), 8,285,512 bytes and 19 more variants. 
The software has no file description. The file is digitally signed. The pokki.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. It is a Verisign signed file. Pokki.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 43% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If pokki.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 33% dangerous. The file size is 7,519,512 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 8,258,376 bytes, 8,198,984 bytes, 8,252,744 bytes or 8,259,400 bytes. The pokki.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The pokki.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The pokki.exe file is not a Windows core file. Pokki.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as pokki.exe. Therefore, you should check the pokki.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

downloaded from utorrent... application to install "apps" for PC desktop
I saw this on my start up manager, this is a new lap top (under 1 yr) by TOSHIBA & I didn't add this. I don't even know what it is suppose to do or what it is for .... but I would like to know
Downloaded as a Windows 8 start menu replacement.
  Chad   (further information)
Not suitable for Win 7. it caused several system crashes and other problems too numerous to mention. It was a long late night working out the problem to Pokki before I fixed it.
After removing from recently purchased Lenovo, the right mouse click event kept including 'Add to Pokki menu' as an option. I removed this from the registry with RegEdit. Pokki's own removal software didn't clean the registry. Much better now it's gone.
  John Elsby  
installed with android sdk

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Summary: Average user rating of pokki.exe: based on 7 votes with 6 user comments. One user thinks pokki.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 5 users suspect danger. 2 users don't grade pokki.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving pokki issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with pokki. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the pokki.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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