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Posted: 1/9/2005 5:00:57 PM EDT
Evening all.

I just dumped AOL for SBC broadband. I hear AOL stuff hangs around on your computer even after you uninstall it.

What is the best way to ferret out this crap?
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 5:03:29 PM EDT
AOL is like a virus. Every time you think it's gone, it pops up again and fucks up your computer. Just do a file search for anything involved with AOL and delete/uninstall it.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 9:22:55 PM EDT
Nuke it from orbit.

It's the only way to be sure.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 9:27:57 PM EDT
Just format it, its the best and in the end will probaly be quicker then trying to find it all and kill it.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 9:29:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Taxman:
Just format it, its the best and in the end will probaly be quicker then trying to find it all and kill it.



+1... AOL likes to attach itself to parts of the registry and when you delete it, you get hosed
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 9:30:55 PM EDT
burn the hard drive and start fresh...it's the only way to be sure.

Seriously...I would reformate and start fresh with a clean install.

Sgatr15
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 9:31:09 PM EDT
I don't understand.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 9:34:28 PM EDT
crash your computer, then reinstall software
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 9:34:32 PM EDT
Backup all your stuff, format the hard drive/reinstall windows.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 9:47:44 PM EDT
Does that mean I would have to re-install all my programs?
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 9:48:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By StormSurge:
Does that mean I would have to re-install all my programs?




Yea
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 9:49:40 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 9:49:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By StormSurge:
Does that mean I would have to re-install all my programs?



yup.
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