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Removing AOL [RESOLVED]


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fanton

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Hi there,

I'll post here, because I consider AOL to be a kind of Malware. My Blue Screen error says the problem is with file ATWPKT2.sys I found a thread about this file, and I followed the instructions to rename it with .old file ext.

I would just like to get rid of AOL altogether. Since I have a laptop, I thought I would keep it around just so I have Dial-Up ability if needed. Now I'm just fed-up, so AOL is getting the boot. Are there any problems with removing AOL? It was installed OEM on this Gateway laptop.

regards,
Anton
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greyknight17

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This should really go in the Software forum instead of malware...

I don't recall ever hearing problems removing AOL. More Norton horror stories instead...:tazz:

You should see a few AOL entries in the Add/Remove panel. You may uninstall them from there. You may also see an entry called Viewpoint. Uninstall that too since it usually comes with AOL.

Any other problems?
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thanks greyknight,

I did remove the AOL 9.0 from my laptop no problem via Add/remove programs. I left the AOL coach 2.0 on there, but I suppose that could go as well. I did see viewpoint, so I will remove that as well.

I just removed NortonIS 2005 with no problems from my laptop. It did leave a couple of files behind... a NIS manual.pdf, and also a .log file.

I'm using Mcafee now. I hope this is better...
Muchos Gracias,
Anton
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Yes, remove anything AOL related...including Viewpoint.

Yeah, Norton may work for a lot of users, but I have also seen many cases where the user tried almost everything and still can't remove via the Add/Remove panel :)

No problem Anton. Glad to help :tazz:
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :tazz:

If you're the topic starter, and need this topic reopened, please contact a staff member with the address of the thread.

Everyone else please begin a New Topic.
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