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Digsby secretly appends a text ad on the end of your instant messenger status message.

When you install and run Digsby, it gives no indication that it will manipulate your IM status message. As you can see here, my status is simply shown as “Available”. If you refer to the image below, you’ll see what Digsby appends to your status message, as seen by other users (in the example, Jane is using Digsby).

Digbsy appends an advertisement to the user’s status message without notifying them.