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how to completely delete AOL spyware from the system

by odeo / June 19, 2006 12:14 AM PDT

AOL internet connection comes with my DELL computer. I don't use AOL so I uninstall AOL and all relating AOL software. However this AOL spyware keep poping up & scanning. Any suggestion how to get rid permanently from the computer.

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Give us a clue......
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / June 19, 2006 5:01 AM PDT

What AOL spyware?

AOL doesn't usually provide spyware, but it may provide anti-virus and anti-spyware on any systems where the user has subscribed to AOL.

If this is an anti-spyware program running in the background, you can check under the Processes tab of the Task Manager, (right click the Task Bar, select Task Manager), and then use Google to check any process you suspect is AOL.

Then if it is a startup program, you can go to Start > Run, type in ''msconfig'', (without the quotes), click OK, and on the Startup tab, remove the tick for the startup program associated with it.

I hope this helps.


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by NickMets7 / June 19, 2006 5:36 AM PDT

(1) Find AOL in the START - Programs menu and select UNINSTALL; AND/OR
(2) Add/Remove Programs; AND/OR
(3) Go to Windows Explorer, Select your main hard drive, open its contents, open the folder PROGRAM FILES, and delete the entire AOL folder, or AOD folder; AND/OR
(4) START - SEARCH - type in "AOL" and delete all of the results.

If you do this you're pretty much guranteed to get rid of everything concerning AOL programs.

- Nick

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In addition to the previously posted suggestions...
by caktus / June 19, 2006 1:23 PM PDT

Download and install RegCleaner (last freeware version)

Create a System restore point just for safety-sake then open RegCleaner and select the Software tab and place a check mark in the boxes beside AOL related items and left click on the "Remove Selected" buttom in the bottom right corner of the window. If in doubt about an item a Google search can usually clear it up.

Hope this helps.


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AOL anti spyware
by odeo / June 19, 2006 2:42 PM PDT

Oops my mistake. It's AOL anti spyware

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Your advice works
by odeo / June 20, 2006 12:07 AM PDT
In reply to: AOL anti spyware

After following all your advices, so far there are no scanning from AOL anti-spyware for last 3 hours and still holding. I really appreciate for helping me .

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(NT) (NT) Glad you got it worked out.
by caktus / June 20, 2006 4:06 AM PDT
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Now, check something else:
by Paul C / June 20, 2006 7:48 PM PDT
In reply to: Your advice works

Click Start/Control Panel/Add Remove Programs. Anything that relates to AOL there may be safely removed (uninstalled).

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How do I delete AOL
by mltyson1 / July 9, 2007 12:57 PM PDT

I run on Windows XP

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(NT) Check the post of origin date
by tomron / July 9, 2007 1:47 PM PDT
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how to completely delete AOL spyware from the system
by mteagle / February 7, 2013 10:16 AM PST

i wish i had found this link sooner, as i was attached by one of alo's so called (anti companies)and the only way i found too elimiate the problem was too call them as they locked my compuer ,till i did ! got a brow beating sales approuch from somone i could hardly undstand . why does aol put up with this as i will never go back and give them a F for grade on customer service!! and same for the spyware co:

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