What does the pidgin.exe file do?
The pidgin.exe process is also known as Pidgin and is a part of Pidgin. This software is produced by The Pidgin developer community (developer.pidgin.im). An obsolete or defective version of pidgin.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Pidgin has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Pidgin has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- pidgin.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module pidgin.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about pidgin.exe Pidgin
pidgin.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Pidgin.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 44,658 bytes (33% of all these files), 45,603 bytes, 49,321 bytes or, as the case may be, 45,091 bytes.
The program appears as a window on the desktop. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This process is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. Pidgin.exe is capable of Change the behavior of other applications. For this reason, 28% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves pidgin.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about pidgin?
|Pidgin is a multi-client instant messaging client. Supports 10+ different protocols such as Yahoo, AIM, Myspace IM, ETC (further information...) |
|found that my pidgin.exe was a virus and was related to coier.exe when searching the internet i found nothing on coier.exe and everytime i shut down my computer the process couldnt be stopped and was using 70% of my CPU! |
Summary: One user judges pidgin.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. For this reason, one user has already deleted pidgin.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Pidgin
To remove Pidgin from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Pidgin in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if pidgin.exe (Pidgin) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Pidgin. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Pidgin or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or pidgin.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.