Gaim automagically uninstalled?

Daniel Atallah daniel.atallah at
Tue May 8 09:56:14 EDT 2007

On 5/8/07, scott_sauyet <scott at> wrote:
> I've had a few bizarre PC problems in the last few days, and the first sign
> of them was when GAIM disappeared on me.  Completely.  My profile was still
> there, but the program was gone.  Is there some magical uninstaller related
> to the lawsuit?

This is actually not anything bizarre - new versions of Windows Gaim
(and also Pidgin, with the exception of beta7 due to a bug) have
always uninstalled the old version.

>  I installed Pidgin with no problems, and it seems to be running fine, but
> there are two new issues that I can't see as related, but which started
> then:  Windows Explorer has lost its menu bar.  (I know a registry hack to
> restore it, but it hasn't stuck past a reboot yet.  The latest fix may have
> done that too; we'll see.)  And I seem to be infected with something trying
> to send SPAM from my machine.  I haven't been able yet to trace down what
> process is doing that.

I have no idea why this would be, but it isn't going to be related to
Pidgin at all.


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