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Should I remove Pidgin?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
75% remove it25% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #36,221
United States Rank #22,287
Reach 0.0031%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.14 days
623.64 days >
Average installed length: 327.67 days


v2.10.3 100.00%

Pidgin v2.10.3

What is Pidgin?

This a bundled installation using the DomaIQ monetization platform. Installing the co-bundled software through the modified installer may not be optional.

From the distribution site: "This product is totally free and offers the user additional bundle products that may include advertisement. The software can be installed without any additional software by opting out of the offerings. All additional bundle products are available for free from the manufacturer website."

About  (from Tuguu SL)

Pidgin distributes modified installers that are different to the originals. The modified installers are compatible with the policies of the manufacturer of the original software and the terms and conditions. DomaIQ is an installer manager of the chosen software. Apart from managing the installation of the software chos...  Read more


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 main program executable is pidgin.exe. It also adds an icon to the Windows notifications area in order to provide access to the program. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 25 files and is usually about 28.59 MB (29,978,652 bytes).
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Connects to a server over the Internet
  • Known to include offers within the setup
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Pidgin has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.domaiq.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\pidgin
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Pidgin\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 28.59 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Pidgin v2.10.3

Program executable:pidgin.exe
Signed by:Daniel Atallah
Path:C:\Program Files\pidgin\pidgin.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
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)
  • exchndl.dll
  • libjabber.dll
  • libmeanwhile-1.dll
  • liboscar.dll
  • libsilc-1-1-2.dll
  • libsilcclient-1-1-2.dll
  • libxml2-2.dll
  • libymsg.dll
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • pidgin.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2EC2E79D-69C1-45AC-8AEA-374A815237D9}'.
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".
Network connections
  • pidgin.exe connects to cs214p2.msg.sp1.yahoo.com ( port 5050).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:22.07 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0008878530%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00068911%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00019875%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Pidgin?

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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Pidgin v2.10.3, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win Vista (SP1) 2%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 75%
Keep it 25%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.13%
Windows 10 20.97%
Windows Vista 9.68%
Windows XP 3.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 57.38%
Windows 8 8.20%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.20%
Windows 8.1 8.20%
Windows 7 Professional 4.92%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

85.57% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 85.57%
  Canada 10.31%
  Australia 2.06%
  Italy 1.03%
  United Kingdom 1.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.67%
Toshiba 23.33%
Dell 16.67%
Acer 8.33%
Sony 8.33%
Lenovo 5.00%
Samsung 3.33%
Gateway 1.67%
American Megatrends 1.67%
ASUS 1.67%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 3.39%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.39%
Dell Inspiron 660 3.39%
TOSHIBA Satellite T135D 1.69%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro P30... 1.69%
TOSHIBA Satellite P755 1.69%

About (from Tuguu SL)

Our mission: to detect what the market needs, develop the appropriate product and commercialize it.
Publisher URL: www.tuguu.com


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