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Escape AOL?

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I am trying to change from AOL dial up to a cable internet provider and find it next to impossible. AOL is intertwined all through my computer and
hope I don't have to chew my leg off to escape AOL... Please Help if you can. Thank you in advance, Max. :)

Edited by max38260, 28 February 2008 - 12:24 AM.

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if it's AOL Version 10, also known as AOL Desktop Version, there's a removal file here:

download the file, check it for any malware infection using right-click menu -- if it comes up clean double-click it.

If you have a different version of AOL installed or the removal file doesn't work, you have two option:

1. backup all your documents, emails etc. to a different drive or cd-r, then re-install Windows.

2. manually track down any AOL folders in C:\Program Files and delete them, install 'Startup Control Panel' and disable/delete any entries which obviously belong to AOL, get SCP here: http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml
Last but not least, open the Registry Editor and in the left pane delete any keys obviously related to AOL under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software

Wait! before you edit/remove anything from the Registry you should create a manual restore point using System Restore, just in case you remove something by accident that should not have been.

Edited by pip22, 28 February 2008 - 04:31 AM.

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i had an AOL broadband package a while ago, i had to format to get rid of it
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first try the add remove programs in the control panel...then click on your C: drive in mycomputer...programs folder..find the AOL folder...right click on it and then delete...next look for a AOD folder..open it and you will find AOL again...I personally just delete the whole AOD folder but you can just remove the AOL sub folder..if your scared...
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