Help can't uninstall AIM. :(

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by cheater87, Aug 29, 2008.

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  1. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

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    I have the newest version and it keeps slowing down my PC to a deathly crawl. I went to uninstall it to only have it freeze within seconds of the uninstalling progress starting. I tried from add/remove, ccleaner's uninstaller and the programs menu. I'm out of options and sick of AOL's products.
     
  2. Hairy Coo

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    Try Safe Mode
     
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    Revo Uninstaller, in Advance mode. Don't reboot when the AOL uninstaller asks you, just continue with Revo until finished, then reboot.
     
  4. PROROOTECT

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    Hi,

    # Cheater87 : ______________" Don't install AOL - AOL is PURE EVIL ! "______________

    Spyware.com: An AOL parasite is a malicious computer program designed to harm users of specific America Online software, especially AOL Instant Messenger ( or AIM ).
    A typical AOL parasite is similar to the Internet worm and therefore is able to spread through messages with harmful links or infected attachements.
    Most AOL parasites actually are specific trojans, worms, backdoors, viruses, spyware or hacking tools.
    # Use a good anti-spyware program (...MBAM ...) and Avira AntiVir ...
    # look to : HKLM / Software / Microsoft / Windows / CurrentVersion / Run ...
    # Add / Remove Programs / Uninstall AOL ... Restart computer ...
    # Search : AOL and America Online ...
    # PC Decrapifier v1.9.1 ...Free
    # Revo Uninstaller v1.71 ...Free

    PS. Your Avatar, Cheater87, is it your photo ? ... Extra !!!:argh:

    Thanks, PROROOTECT:thumb:
     
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  5. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

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    I downloaded AIM from the site. So i don't think I got an infected one. Plus I didn't open any attachments.
     
  6. GlobalForce

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    And your current status? Did you check whether it was running prior to uninstalling?

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  7. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

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    It was shut down.
     
  8. GlobalForce

    GlobalForce Regular Poster

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    Partial answering doesn't help. For your own benefit, stick to ALL question's asked. Now, still installed?

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  9. cheater87

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    Still stuck on the same installation part. :mad:
     
  10. cheater87

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    Ended up doing a system restore. Last time I touch anything AOL has.
     
  11. GlobalForce

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    That mean system restore worked leaving you with v6?

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  12. cheater87

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    It only left me with the visit aim website in the all programs aim drop down. I'll delete anything else that crap left.
     
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    Another reason I stopped AOL yrs ago, It really takes hold of your system with a lotta crap.:thumbd:IMO If AOL was I my machine now I would 4mat to rid of it
     
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    Trillian has adware IIRC.
     
  18. truthseeker

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    Next time use the portableapps pidgin that uses AIM. That way it doesn't install itself.

    http://portableapps.com/news/2008-08-19_-_pidgin_portable_2.5.0
     
  19. LoneWolf

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    Yea, AOL really sucks. Removed it a few years back myself, what a pain in the a**.
    I remember calling AOL to unsubscribe to their service was hell also. :thumbd:
     
  20. cheater87

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    I also have Pidgin but its been signing me off a lot lately.
     
  21. GlobalForce

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    Which IM client were you having success with prior to installing that Frankenstein?

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  22. cheater87

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    I had and still have Pidgin. I'm using Meebo until a new version of Pidgin comes out that does not kick me off as much.
     
  23. GlobalForce

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    Good! You made it sound like there was a previous version of AIM installed. Not the case, then we'll leave it.
    There's a slightly different version of Pidgin on SourceForge if you're interested - Fun Pidgin.

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  24. cheater87

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    What is the difference??
     
  25. GlobalForce

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    Should've mentioned - investigate if you're interested.

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