I recently uninstalled America Online from the Add/Remove, then deleted it from the Programs folder. Then went to Start, Run, regedit, and deleted America Online from there. When I go to Start, Search and key in America Online, I get nothing. But if I key in AOL, I get a bunch of items. I check the properties to make sure they are America on Line. I try to delete them, but will get a message on some of them that the disk is full, or You are attempting to open a file of type Device Driver.
When going to Program Files, Common Files, there is an AOL folder in there, but when I try to delete it, I get cannot delete. Access is denied. Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use.
I go into Safe Mode and try to delete AOL items, but having problems there, too. When in Safe Mode, I go to Start, Search for Files and Folders, and I select All Files and Folders, the search box is whited out (this has been going on for some time now). I try to guess where the search box would be, and I type in AOL (in this instance), and then when I go to press Search, the computer freezes. Ctrl, Alt, Delete will not work and I have to power down.
Any suggestions – not only about AOL, but why the search box is whited out?
I do an antivirus scan and antispyware scan almost every day.