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Date Added:Dec. 09, 2013
Downloads Last Week:28
Product ranking:#28 in Gadgets & Widgets
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This program is not a virus. Lenovo is installing it on its new laptops. Windows 8 is for the smartphone/tablet environment users, and inconvenient to those of us who like keyboards and shortcuts more than fingers and swipes. Windows 8 doubles my time for doing simple tasks, and Pokki reduced it. I think the people who think they have viruses or malware are downloading apps or games from Pokki that might have issues, and the issue is the app, not Pokki. I don't use games, and have had no problems with Pokki. I found it kept me organized, I could work faster, and benefit from some of its useful productivity apps and had no problem with adware. I've used both Avast and AVG. Hate McAffee and delete McAffee as soon as I get a new laptop if it's on there. And just a note, I stopped using download.cnet shortly after they changed hands because they had invasive bloatware attached to their downloads now. Pokki is a useful app. I believe the games are the problem, not Pokki.
I'm not a fan of the update with the house icon change.
If you're a keyboard person and not a swiper, and not a fan of Windows 8, you should give Pokki a try.
Nothing, may be for those who cannot educate them self about windows 8
It Installs some other softwares without your knowledge. It eats CPU and advertise games with annoying popups. When I uninstalled it, my touch pad on laptop stop working. I have to re-install windows software and the first thing I did was to uninstall Pokki using control panel. Wondering why Toshiba install pokki by default.
I should have given no star on the rating but unfortunately you have to five one star minimum. Hate it, wasted my so many hours by re installing windows 8 and other software and files, I usually use.
If you know how to use it and set it in the settings to your way of use then no problem. Spend a few minutes just at the settings and you will see how easy it is. NO VIRUSES NO MALWARE NO GAMES. I don't know where the others are downloading from or are not checking what they are downloading. Always check anything you download carefully. Check the ticks and the agreements as they always/usually give you options.
None. Once you set it up which is easy as most of it is done for you. Just choose how you want it to look.
Do not install, this is a virus passing itself as an app.
Virus passing itself as an app., this piece of crap got auto installed with Firefox.
What a mess it's made of my PC, it downloaded with Firefox, and also with ransom ware. Warriors of Ireland a so called game which is a ransom ware which locks your PC until you pay these scumbags. I was lucky I prevented the files from executing, and was lucky I had malwarebytes to clean this scum ware out of my PC. Install at your own risk, but I would run an anti spyware app if I were you.
Reply by desc36 on May 11, 2014
I'snt it funny how there's nothing mentioning this on their facebook page, and how posts get deleted , convenient for them . Scammers.
Does what it says it will do
Very bloated and memory hungry. My Computer kept running out of memory when I had this program installed. Also McAfee flagged up 4 security issues upon installing the program, although it was able to remove them and the program still worked.
It is not a virus and it did download and install,
I saw that it was advertizing sleezy looking gaming apps,
the one thing I avoid on my computers, since they are addictive, time wasting and bad for kids.
1. it is not really the start button, as it treats computing as a raft of trendy apps, rather than a list of Programs that you use to get things done. I am not a tablet user and I not into win8 metro at all
2. I am very sensitive about having programs that continually advertise things and products, so I really fon't like this in my face, right on my start menu.
I used it for 2 minutes and then looked up how to uninstall. It was recommended by Lenovo, shame on them. it is gone now, and StartIsBack is back as the Start Button. I feel sorry for Microsoft in a way, in my opinion they started off well and then got too big. People are going to find the money to go Apple, Chrome, Android and Ubuntu and avoid the trendy very annoying and expensive world of Microsoft. The other thing I don't get about MS is the price of Office, really expensive for what it is. they expect the average user to shell out hundreds of dollars every few years for a new suite, that has had a few tweaks.
Back to Pokki. Poooki spooky advertware. Apart from my instant dislike to Pokki, I see that others are quite impressed with it because it gives back a start button to Win 8 .
I strongly recommend StartIsBack, to restore your windows experience. there are others, and they only cost $3, which is worth it.
MS are just totally ignoring the outrage they have created by getting us very proficient at Start button, Programs and away you go, then suddenly removing it and making it go away. They are saying to all their old customers, go away, we only care about tablet and touchscreen users now. MS is desperate to become the new Tablet King, but they are going to end up as the King of Bling, and get thrown away.
I personally and saving up to buy a MacbookPro to get away from MS Office, virus's and heavy maintenance problems with MS. I installed Ubuntu on all the schools computers to help deal with all our virus problems that the students were having and am very happy
Updated on Mar 2, 2014
Reply by rogermanawatu on March 2, 2014
I forgot to mention that it took about an hour to install itself. What the heck was it doing. To uninstall from control panel was easy but it left a lot of registry entries which I removed with Advanced Uninstaller, which CNET provides. Next I rebooted and my startup process was broken, I think because of the registry changes which Pokki made. I have fixed this but I would say that this is a risky program, not good for your computer. Windows is DooOMeddded
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|Publisher web site||http://www.pokki.com|
|Release Date||December 09, 2013|
|Date Added||December 09, 2013|
|Subcategory||Gadgets & Widgets|
|Operating Systems||Windows XP/Vista/7/8|
|Downloads Last Week||28|