waol.exe hangs computer
Posted 11 March 2006 - 09:23 PM
Posted 13 March 2006 - 06:44 AM
Process File: waol or waol.exe
Process Name: America Online UI
waol.exe is the executable file for the AOL user interface which allows you to logon to the AOL network, and the Internet.
Recommendation for waol.exe:
Not a critical component, but see the information above before disabling it.
Filename Startup entry
CoolWebSearch.quicken, also known as CWS.Therealsearch, Adware.Conspy and TROJ_CONSPY.C, is a browser hijacker redirecting Internet Explorer to http://my.search/sp.php.
waol.exe is located in "C:\WINDOWS\" on Windows 95/98/ME/XP and "C:\WINNT\" on Windows NT/2000. [Edit]
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Posted 02 April 2006 - 03:59 PM
Do you or any of your readers also find waol.exe hanging? Do you or your readers find the magnitude of AOL's intrusiveness excessive?
I'm not after a vent on big bad aol... I'm after hints on how to cope with it.
Posted 02 April 2006 - 05:02 PM
find out how here:
yes, when I had aol as my isp and installed their software, waol.exe was not hanging for me but was using excessive resources.
Posted 01 July 2008 - 04:57 AM
Upon delivering a customers machine and installing AOL 9 VR I too noticed that waol.exe did not always close when closing AOL. I brought the machine back to the workshop where I spent another 4 hours trying varios fixes. My last resort was to install Windows XP SP2 with a bare desktop and no drivers loaded. Even at that point after installing AOL sometimes waol.exe would not close again leaving the cpu at 99%.
This waol.exe problem does not occur every time I close AOL, maybee only 1 in 6 times but I dont want to deliver a machine to a customer where there is a chance the cpu is going to be held at 99% slowing everything to the maximmum.
I later installed AOL on one of my own computers with exactly the same outcome thus eliminating any hardware specific causes.
I fully understand people who say dont use AOL use IE of Firefox. I myself use IE and wouldent dream of using the AOL software but for customers who know nothing else or ask that AOL be installed what am I to do ?
waol.exe sometimes not closing and running at 99% when this happens.
I haet to admit defeat but I cannot resolve this one. IS THERE A FIX ???
Thankyou for reading
Posted 08 August 2008 - 11:44 PM
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