Help in removing AOL

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  1. JElmWin

    JElmWin Registered Member

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    Greetings,
    I'm a former AOL subscriber. I switched to Road Runner and removed the AOL program. Recently I deleted a "backup" folder AOL had left on my desktop. Everyday thereafter a generic looking "backup" folder would appear on my dektop. I would delete it but at startup it would re-appear. Curious I performed an "AOL" search. Low and behold I had hundreds of AOL files still lurking. Even an old AOL7 program was hiding. I deleted that program but was unsure about deleting anything else just because AOL was in the title. Two of the largest files are marked AOLcoach and many of the remaining look like "AOLcoach" files. I tried copying the search to show you but the usual right-click didn't work. I have WINXP by the way.
    My question is; do you know of any list I could use to compare these files to?
    I have already removed the AOL folder from my registry.
    Any help here would be greatly appreciated.
    John
     
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    JElmWin Registered Member

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    I think I might have figured this one out for myself. MSN had a post involving AOLcoachcab. I was able to safely remove my entire AOL search results. I also manually removed about 30 or so AOL registry entries. What a pain!
    Thanks to any one who might have tried to assist on this one.
    John
     
  3. Pretender

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    After the fact perhaps, but I use to have AOL on my system and I went to www.google.com to get insights as to how to remove all traces of AOL. You might use this if it appears that not all is gone.
     
  4. JElmWin

    JElmWin Registered Member

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    Thanks Pretender :)
    The Google search helped me in a round-about way. I found radio guru Kim Kommando's site. She suggested a registry cleaner called RegSeeker. It cleared out several hundred AOL entries. I backed up the registry first, of course. Wasn't a big fan of AOL to begin with. Came free with my Gateway for 1 year. Hopefully this is the end of all the little buggers.
    John
     
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    Good for you!!!! :cool:
     
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