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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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0.7.1 90.48%
0.7.0 4.76%
0.6.4 4.76%

Pidgin Privacy Please Plugin

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Pidgin Privacy Please Plugin is a software program developed by Stefan Ott. The most common release is 0.7.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 setup package generally installs about 32 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 79% of users of Pidgin Privacy Please Plugin come from the United States, it is also popular in South Africa and India.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: pidgin-privacy-please.googlecode.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\pidgin
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Pidgin\Uninstall-pidgin-pp.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Pidgin Privacy Please Plugin

  • 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
  • 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.exe
  • pidgin-uninst.exe - Pidgin Installer
  • exchndl.dll
  • libjabber.dll
  • libmeanwhile-1.dll
  • liboscar.dll
  • libsilc-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.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 Pidgin Privacy Please Plugin?

Quickly and completely remove Pidgin Privacy Please Plugin 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 Privacy Please 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 Pidgin Privacy Please Plugin, 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 Privacy Please Plugin.

Win 7 (SP1) 76%
Win XP 5%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.19%
Windows 10 19.05%
Windows XP 4.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 38.10%
Windows 7 Professional 23.81%
Windows 10 Pro 14.29%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.29%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 4.76%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

79.31% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 79.31%
  South Africa 3.45%
  India 3.45%
  Estonia 3.45%
  Iran 3.45%
  Germany 3.45%
  Saudi Arabia 3.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 20.00%
ASUS 20.00%
Acer 20.00%
Lenovo 13.33%
Toshiba 6.67%
Hewlett-Packard 6.67%
American Megatrends 6.67%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 13.33%
LENOVO 2182 13.33%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 6.67%
IBM 2687D4U 6.67%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.67%
Gigabyte GA-MA790GPT-UD3H 6.67%


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