Jump to content

Welcome Guest to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE
Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of friendly volunteers serve up answers and support. Get free advice from the experts. Feel free to browse the site as a guest. However, you must log in to reply to existing topics or start a new topic of your own, and enjoy all this forum has to offer. Additionally, if you can assist another member by sharing your knowledge, please post a reply! Best of all - Registration and all assistance, is FREE! Learn more about How it Works. Infected? Malware Cleaning Guide. What are you waiting for?
Create an Account Login to Account

I Want To Completely Remove AOL


  • Please log in to reply

#1
BruceB716

BruceB716

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 1 posts
[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.
  • 0

Similar Topics: I Want To Completely Remove AOL     x


#2
Tyger

Tyger

    Member 2k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,896 posts
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:
  • 0

#3
Peter95051

Peter95051

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 3 posts
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!

P-
  • 0

#4
bmwboy

bmwboy

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 152 posts
Try downloading the latest version of The PC-Decrapifier . It should remove AOL.

--bmwboy
  • 0

#5
Peter95051

Peter95051

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 3 posts
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!

P-
  • 0

#6
SVDtiger

SVDtiger

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 33 posts
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.
  • 0

#7
†Gladiator†

†Gladiator†

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 321 posts
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.
  • 0

#8
happyrock

happyrock

    Tech Moderator

  • Retired Staff
  • 9,285 posts
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
  • 0


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

featured