Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Jan 2013 23:40 UTC
Windows Pokki is a start menu replacement for Windows - and it has already been downloaded 1.5 million times for Windows 8. "Since the launch of Windows 8, we've seen over 1.5 million Pokki downloads on the new OS itself and users opening the Pokki Menu an average of 10 times a day. These early numbers demonstrate that users enjoy being able to instantly access and discover apps, straight from the desktop." And this is just one of the countless replacements. Microsoft should've never kept the traditional desktop in there - they've given users the ability to escape Metro, and this will only hurt the new environment.
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Virus
by judgen on Thu 17th Jan 2013 00:54 UTC
judgen
Member since:
2006-07-12

Pokki's registry entry is classified as malware by malwarebytes. Also it installs without confirmation when playing some flash games like PirateStorm. It is malware and i guess most installs are through this shady method.

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RE: Virus
by pandronic on Thu 17th Jan 2013 07:11 in reply to "Virus"
pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

No it's not malware. Besides the Start Menu it offers its own environment to run HTML5 applications, as well as an app store. Pirate Storm is just a Pokki app: https://www.pokki.com/app/Pirate-Storm

Also, I actually thought about making a Pokki app once, and exchanged a few mails with one of the devs there and the guys are quite ok.

TL;DR: You don't know what you're talking about.

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RE[2]: Virus
by judgen on Thu 17th Jan 2013 12:50 in reply to "RE: Virus"
judgen Member since:
2006-07-12

Malwarebytes still recognizes it as malware.

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RE[2]: Virus
by tidux on Thu 17th Jan 2013 19:19 in reply to "RE: Virus"
tidux Member since:
2011-08-13

I saw an ad for Pirate Storm in the freaking installer for my graphics drivers yesterday. This is the first time I've set up Windows in a while, but what the hell? Surely it wasn't always this intrusive?

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