NSIS Error when trying to uninstall Pidgin
datallah at pidgin.im
Thu Apr 3 10:26:57 EDT 2014
On Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 10:00 AM, Derrick East
<Derrick.East at acessystems.com> wrote:
> Thank you for the quick response. Unfortunately your suggestions did not help. I downloaded and installed from a different mirror. I also verified the thumbprint value of the certificate and all appears to be in order.
> Do you have any other suggestions?
It's likely that your virus checker or something of that nature is
getting in the way.
A google search results in a number of reports of people experiencing
similar issues with NSIS based installers caused by their virus
The NSIS website appears to be having issues, but I pulled this
snippet from a cached version of their FAQ:
NSIS Installer/Uninstaller will raise this error whenever you will
launch the installer/uninstaller from an forbidden location (such as
C:\, C:\Windows, C:\Program Files, etc).
This is an constraint set on initialization phase of
installer/uninstaller and it will always check for this rule. It make
sense while you might have a RMDir/Delete instruction in your
install/uninstall sections that will harm your system irreversibly.
Just make sure you run this software from a valid location and the
installer/uninstaller will load into memory
> Derrick E. East Sr.
> Product Support Specialist
> Aviation Division of TEC
> derrick.east at acessystems.com
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> From: daniel.atallah at gmail.com [mailto:daniel.atallah at gmail.com] On Behalf Of Daniel Atallah
> Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2014 9:36 AM
> To: Derrick East
> Cc: support at pidgin.im
> Subject: Re: NSIS Error when trying to uninstall Pidgin
> On Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 9:07 AM, Derrick East <Derrick.East at acessystems.com> wrote:
>> I am trying to uninstall Pidgin from Windows 7 but receive a NSIS Error stating “Error launching installer”.
>> I have stopped the pidgin process tried the following;
>> · Uninstall from Programs and Features
>> · Right clicked on the pidgin-uninst.exe file and tried to run as administrator
>> · Reinstalled pidgin and repeated the above
> The most likely cause is that your download didn't complete successfully - I'd suggest downloading the installer again, if necessary from a different mirror.
> If you follow the instructions to validate the installer signature (http://cp.mcafee.com/d/5fHCN8SyOqen7SkQm73tPqdSkTChOqbNJ6XarP8Vcs-rhKOCYOejhd79J6XbbP3O9EVvdEv6cH5u_qj1mS-B2R9-HjBPuS-B2R9-HjBPq91BN1BB_HY-essvjWZOWqpEVvVVBxCWvbnhIyCHtVfBgY-F6lK1FJ4SyrLOtXTLuZXTdTdAVPmEBC8upY-GTNVqi16keAHxyhmm24v7FTCjYuDtrr5t8_guDuAycfg0M1pggGoE6MFfjP_zgSxI9uvSPQY_ioa8yvbCQPhOzsS2_id40c60Qod40R6doCy0Mj-1EwD4Ja14QgjGq86UixiuDDCy0big8OwrosdPoQUefpVhOhV),
> that will also validate that your download was successful.
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