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PBar Plugin

What is PBar Plugin?

This is a plugin for the Pidgin PBar toolbar used to manage various features of Pidgin.

About  (from David Hauweele)

This Pidgin plugin adds a toolbar to the buddy list to quickly update nickname, personal message, icon, status and mood. It also allows updating the current song and other parameters which are updated globally on all accounts that support them. It is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License version...  Read more


PBar Plugin is a program developed by David Hauweele. 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 25 files. A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 7 (SP1). While about 83% of users of PBar Plugin come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.hauweele.net/~gawen/pidgin-pbar.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\pidgin
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Pidgin\Pidgin-PBar-uninst.exe

Program filesFiles installed by PBar Plugin

Program executable:pidgin.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\pidgin\pidgin.exe
Additional files:
  • 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
  • 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
  • libsasl.dll
  • libsilc-1-1-2.dll
  • libsilcclient-1-1-3.dll
  • libssp-0.dll
  • libxml2-2.dll
  • libymsg.dll
  • Pidgin-PBar-uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • pidgin.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{00E9B604-0A94-4FA2-BD80-BFAF76DCD559}' (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.exe' 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'.

How do I remove PBar Plugin?

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

Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

83.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.33%
  Canada 16.67%


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