What is gaim.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the gaim.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Gaim.exe file information

The process known as Gaim belongs to software Gaim or Gaim (nur entfernen) by The Gaim developer community (

Description: Gaim.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The gaim.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 69,793 bytes (52% of all occurrences), 71,477 bytes, 71,485 bytes or 74,042 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. There is no file information. The file is not a Windows system file. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 37% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with gaim.exe, you can completely remove Gaim or Gaim (nur entfernen) (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as gaim.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the gaim.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Its an IRC Client comes automatically with Linux, nix. os. Meaning its the Msn of linux being the linux messenger. The one great thing about this IRC client is that it comes with an encryption this chat client is updated constantly along with the encryption plugin.
  Calamity   (further information)
It's an open-source, multi-service messaging program.
  Scott   (further information)
OpenSource GAIM.exe is NOT dangerous have heard rumors about gaim.exe beeing spyware, its a ICQ,MSN, AOL,AIM, and so on instant messager client absolutley no harm can come from this application
  boas   (further information)
login as a multi in messengers
IM client
  Kevin   (further information)
messenger service

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of gaim.exe: based on 9 votes with 7 user comments. 7 users think gaim.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving gaim issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with gaim. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the gaim.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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