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Should I remove Pidgin?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,830
United States Rank #1,461
Reach 0.4261%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.86 days
585.93 days >
Average installed length: 307.86 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.0.0devel 0.02%
2.9.0 1.67%
2.8.0 0.27%
2.7.9 0.72%
2.7.8 0.17%
2.7.7 0.44%
2.7.6 0.15%
2.7.5 0.28%
2.7.4 0.10%
2.7.3 0.67%
2.7.2 0.17%
2.7.11 1.52%
2.7.10 0.42%
2.7.1 0.49%
2.7.0 0.08%
2.6.6 0.52%
2.6.5 0.37%
2.6.4 0.23%
2.6.3 0.25%
2.6.2 0.13%
2.6.1 0.10%
2.5.8 0.17%
2.5.7 0.03%
2.5.6 0.08%
2.5.5 0.18%
2.5.4 0.07%
2.5.3 0.05%
2.5.2 0.08%
2.5.1 0.13%
2.4.3 0.05%
2.4.0 0.05%
2.3.1 0.05%
2.10.9-RS137 0.02%
2.10.9 18.58%
2.10.8 0.85%
2.10.7 32.85%
2.10.6 12.10%
2.10.5 0.38%
2.10.4 2.51%
2.10.3 1.21%
2.10.2 0.50%
2.10.12 0.50%
2.10.11 12.57%
2.10.10 1.36%
2.10.1 3.36%
2.10.0 3.46%
11.04 0.02%

Pidgin

What is Pidgin?  (from the publisher)

Pidgin is a chat program which lets you log in to accounts on multiple chat networks simultaneously. This means that you can be chatting with friends on MSN, talking to a friend on Google Talk, and sitting in a Yahoo chat room all at the same time. Pidgin is compatible with the following chat networks out of the box: A...  Read more

Overview

The most used version is 2.10.7, 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 is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is pidgin.exe. The software installer includes 40 files and is usually about 8.92 MB (9,355,322 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 57% of users of Pidgin come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: sourceforge.net/projects/pidgin
Help link: developer.pidgin.im/wiki/Using Pidgin
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\pidgin
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Pidgin\pidgin-uninst.exe
Estimated size: 8.92 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Pidgin

Program executable:pidgin.exe
Name:Pidgin
Path:C:\Program Files\pidgin\pidgin.exe
MD5:9d0dead0f9c95604ac84ace37d4f2988
Additional files:
  • libsasl.dll (by Carnegie Mellon University) - Carnegie Mellon University SASL (CMU SASL API v2)
  • freebl3.dll (by Mozilla Foundation) - Network Security Services (NSS freebl Library)
  • libnspr4.dll (by Mozilla Foundation) - Netscape Portable Runtime (NSPR Library)
  • libplc4.dll - PLC Library
  • libplds4.dll - PLDS Library
  • nss3.dll - NSS Base Library
  • nssckbi.dll - NSS Builtin Trusted Root CAs
  • nssutil3.dll - NSS Utility Library
  • smime3.dll - NSS S/MIME Library
  • softokn3.dll - NSS PKCS #11 Library
  • ssl3.dll - NSS SSL Library
  • libpurple.dll (by The Pidgin developer community) - LibPurple (LibPurple Library)
  • pidgin.dll (by The Pidgin developer community) - Pidgin (GTK+ Pidgin Library)
  • pidgin-uninst.exe - Pidgin Installer
  • exchndl.dll
  • libjabber.dll
  • libmeanwhile-1.dll
  • liboscar.dll
  • libsilc-1-1-2.dll
  • libsilcclient-1-1-2.dll
  • libxml2-2.dll
  • libymsg.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • pidgin.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{58FBE8B5-D148-4677-ABA7-E6325397D4AD}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • pidgin.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Pidgin.
Startup File (User Run)
  • pidgin.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Pidgin' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Pidgin\pidgin.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • pidgin.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Pidgin\pidgin.exe'.
Network connections
  • pidgin.exe connects to cs107p1.us2.msg.bf1.yahoo.com (66.196.114.64 port 5050).
  • pidgin.exe connects to cs214p2.msg.sp1.yahoo.com (98.136.48.114 port 5050).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

pidgin.exe
Memory:33.58 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002258687%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00019360%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00003227%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:4,544,989
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:1.48 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:1.29 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Pidgin?

Quickly and completely remove Pidgin from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Pidgin 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 Pidgin, 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 Pidgin.

WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#1,830

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.79%
Windows 8 25.57%
Windows XP 4.56%
Windows Vista 3.03%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.29%
Windows 7 Professional 20.27%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.25%
Windows 8.1 7.03%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.16%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.58%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.08%
  Germany 5.75%
  France 5.21%
  United Kingdom 3.28%
  Canada 2.67%
  India 1.70%
  Italy 1.38%
  Brazil 1.30%
  Australia 1.26%
  Romania 1.15%
  Spain 0.98%
  Sweden 0.92%
  Netherlands 0.90%
  Poland 0.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.71%
Hewlett-Packard 21.76%
Acer 12.62%
ASUS 12.00%
GIGABYTE 8.85%
Lenovo 5.24%
Toshiba 4.74%
Samsung 3.00%
Intel 2.68%
American Megatrends 0.94%
MSI 0.82%
Apple 0.65%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.60%
ASUS All Series 5.60%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.36%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.76%
Dell Latitude E6420 2.22%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.04%

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