chat messenger

jon peterhouse jon134 at
Mon Jun 25 04:44:22 EDT 2012

thanks it s not a virusI installed pigin and then removed pigin and it has gone  jon
 > Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2012 12:50:17 +0100
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> To: jon134 at
> CC: support at
> Subject: Re: chat messenger
> jon peterhouse wrote:
> > somehow  chat messenger application has installed on my computer i would 
> > like to remove it but as it is not a program it doesnt appear in 
> > programs to remove.  how can it be removed without reformatting.  I am 
> > relatively new so words of one syllable would help!
> >  
> How does "chat messenger" related to "pidgin", except in as much as 
> "chat messenger" might be used as a generic name for programs like MSN 
> Messenger, AIM, and Pidgin.  If you have a program that is branding 
> itself as "Chat Messenger", it isn't Pidgin, or it is a hacked version 
> of Pidgin.
> On Windows XP Pidgin does appear in Control Panel | Add/Remove Programs. 
>   It will appear in a similar place on other versions of Windows.
> A program is still a program, even if it doesn't appear there.
> Pidgin does not install, unless you explicitly install it.  On Windows, 
> at least, it installs in a way that makes it available to uninstall by 
> the normal methods for the OS.  The only problem with uninstallation is 
> that it must be completely stopped (use the system tray icon in Windows 
> XP), but you still remove it using Add/Remove programs.
> On the information provided, you need to go to a computer shop that 
> provides virus removal services, as you have an unidentified, 
> maliciously installed program and don't have the skills to disinfect the 
> system.
> -- 
> David Woolley
> Emails are not formal business letters, whatever businesses may want.
> RFC1855 says there should be an address here, but, in a world of spam,
> that is no longer good advice, as archive address hiding may not work.
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