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AOL keys on Computer/Never Installed?


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Lomia

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Hi,
I have searched the internet for some information but nothing seemes relevent. I was wondering if someone could advise me as to my problem. I was cleaning the registry and came across quite a number of keys that have AOL. on them. The only problem is that I've never installed nor used any AOL service on my PC. I am wondering if these keys are important to my Operating System (Win.XP) and if they are safe to delete. Here is a description of what I found.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AOL_SAPMoniker.AOL_SAPMoniker
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AOL_SAPMoniker.AOL_SAPMoniker.1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AOLBrand_Client.AOLBrand_Client
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AOLBrand_Client.AOLBrand_Client.1

all the way to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AOLFlash.AOLFlash.3

Well it goes on like this for quite a while and I can't copy/paste them all. Are these related to the AOL internet service or are they related to something else?
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Get the trial of Tune Up 2006 here

Tune Up 2006 Trial

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete.

Run disc clean up then registry clean up then click optimize to run reg defrag, which needs a reboot

Those will have cleared the drive of obsolete software errors

Check the registry again, I didn't see them on mine, though Windows does load a number of default items so it can deal with various programmes if you install them

These are suggestions for making the most of the free trial

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor

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