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I Want To Completely Remove AOL


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BruceB716

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[FONT=Optima][SIZE=7][COLOR=blue][B]I would like to COMPLETELY remove AOL from my system. Can anyone advise me how to do so? I searched files and folders and found 101 FILES related to AOL. Is it safe to remove them all? :tazz: Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions.
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Tyger

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I know exactly what you mean. I inherited an HP, fairly new with XP, that soneone threw out, not working, they later gave me the install disks, I reinstalled partly to get rid of any of their private stuff but also in hopes I could get rid of AOL and the infamous Back Web Agent. No such luck! HP doesn't give you any options. Here's what I did. I went to Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs and uninstalled AOL. That got rid of most of it. Then I deleted the AOL folder and as many files related that I could find. Then I went into the registry and deleted every registry entry related to AOL. They're clearly marked so it wasn't that difficult. There was no uninstall for Back Web so I deleted the folder but I still get a noisome popup that says "Invalid Back Web Agent". :tazz:
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Peter95051

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Sounds good but....

I just bought this new laptop (pretty kewel actually :whistling: ) and now HP has CONVENIENTLY removed AOL from the Add/Remove Programs list....

Any ideas?

Thanks!

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bmwboy

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Try downloading the latest version of The PC-Decrapifier . It should remove AOL.

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Peter95051

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Thanks....tried that already (sorry...should have mentioned it before :whistling: ). Just to be sure I ran it again and a window pops up with everything Norton/Symantec "checked" for removal and nothing else.

Any other ideas?

Thanks!

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SVDtiger

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i think a trip thru the malware forum and post a hijack- this log to be sure its gone.

you might very well find other stuff under the scrutiny of trained eyes.
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your uninstaller 2006 is a great program for removing AOL. you can download the trial which gives you 3 free uninstalls. It will find the prog for sure and then all you have to do is hit uninstall and it should remove any traces of AOL from your system.
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AOL is sneaky...go to your C drive...programs folder ...look for a folder AOD...look inside and you will find more AOL hidding in there also...I just delete the whole folder....if your afraid just delete the AOL hiding there
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