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deleting aol programs when they arrive on your computer.

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by hayden58, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. hayden58

    hayden58 Regular member

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    i have done this in the past and ended up have problems, what is the best why to do this without messing anything up? i have never used AOL on this machine, and want to remove it without affecting any other programs. also what programs work best to remove all the unwanted junk and optimize performance? i used crap cleaner already. any other cleaners recommended here?
     
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    Hey mate.

    About the AOL program....just go to Control panel "Add or remove programs", and uninstall it?

    Or maybe im misunderstanding.

    But i just did a factory reinstall of my laptop the other week, and i got all the start up crap also, including a load of game demos. Just uninstalled them :D

    No crap left behind...
     
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    hayden58 Regular member

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    i know how to uninstall through add/remove programs. my problem is this (and maybe its not a problem) in the past on other computers when i have deleted aol it tends to give me error messages on other programs. i dunno if its because some files are shared or what. anyway ill just try deleting them and see what happens i guess.
     
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    Didnt mean to patronise you mate.

    Oh right, ive never experienced that so i wouldnt no..sorry.
     
  5. hayden58

    hayden58 Regular member

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    ill set a system restore point, and delete it maybe.
     
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    aol is evil, there's no doubts.

    when i remove it, i use AOL's own uninstall wizard, then i go through with ccleaner, spybot, etc and let them do their work, then i search through all the file systems for anything left from AOL.
     
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    thanks aus,

    i am just afraid of deleting something it is sharing with another program. but im going for it, its been on there too long! hehe
     

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