Pidgin Portable 2.4.1 Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on March 31, 2008 - 11:58pm

Pidgin logoPidgin Portable 2.4.1 has been released. Pidgin Portable is a versatile instant messaging client packaged as a portable app, so you can take your IM settings and buddy lists with you. It has all the same great features as Pidgin, including support for AOL, Yahoo, MSN, ICQ and Jabber networks, but there's nothing to install on the local PC. This new release updates Pidgin to the current 2.4.1 release. It's packaged in Format so it can easily integrate with the Suite. And it's open source and completely free.

Read on for more details...


Pigdin Portable ScreenshotPidgin Portable is a multi-protocol instant messaging client that works with AOL Instant Messenger, ICQ, MSN Messenger, Yahoo! and more. You can log into multiple networks all with the same program. All your IM settings and buddy lists are self-contained, so it leaves no personal information behind on the machine you run it on. Learn more about Pidgin...

Pidgin Portable supports the two most popular encryption plugins for Pidgin. Both are packaged as portable installers that automatically work with Pidgin Portable. You can install Pidgin-Encryption 3.0 and/or Pidgin-OTR 3.1 and communicate securely with other users.

Users of Windows 98 and Me can get Pidgin Portable working on their machines by following the steps outlined in the Running on Windows 98/Me support topic.

New In This Release

This new release updates Pidgin to 2.4.1 (change log) and has a small updated to the installer. Installer / Format

Pidgin Portable is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Suite including the Menu and Backup Utility.


Pidgin Portable is available for immediate download from the Pidgin Portable homepage. Get it today!

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Always a pleasure to use this. Will check it out.

Thx again.


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AVG is detecting a trojan in libthinice.dll in this package. It looks like a false positive ("generic" named trojan) but I just wanted to give John the heads up anyway, just in case. I have no clue if this occurs in the normal Pidgin distribution files, but that would be a good starting point... I use Trillian on my local comp myself so I don't have a local copy of Pidgin to check.

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John T. Haller's picture

1. Always search first, this has been covered 3 times already. AVG false positive. Again. (and again and again)

2. No support requests in news stories.

3. You know better. You've been a member for a while Blum

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Has anybody got a working now playing plug going for the win port... all of them I locate are non functional

one issue,the new Pidgin doesn't support QQ very well,all the dialog displayed "Null".somebody said it's the problem of GTK, because the older version(2.3.1) is fine.

John T. Haller's picture

The version of GTK packaged is the one included with Pidgin itself, so it's a Pidgin issue. Plus, this is a news story, if you want to post a support question in the future, please post a note in the forums, not as comments on a news release.

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another clean update. Thanks John.

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