How Do I Get Rid of AOL Inst Messenger!?

By macx
Jan 20, 2006
  1. Searched and deleted all AOL stuff,
    but every time I start up, the AIM
    window opens.

    Don't want it, just takes extra time
    to open when I start up.

    Haven't been able to find it so I
    can delete it!

    Appreciate any tips!
  2. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,644

    Have you looked in msconfig,or startup folder ? Have you searched the registry for anything beginning AOL OR AIM ? It took me nearly a year to get rid of AOL junk.
  3. sbuck

    sbuck TS Rookie

    what I would do

    Make sure it is absolutely gone in the add/remove programs area (On the control panel).
    If it is, do a search for "aim" or "aol" and click on all files and folders.
    These are the things I can think of.
  4. Boogityboo04

    Boogityboo04 TS Rookie Posts: 351

    This probably isn't an option for you, but there was so much s*** on my computer from AOL that I just reformatted. If you have everything backed up on a fast drive it wont take more than a day to restore the stuff you want.
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Download, and run this AOL/AIM cleaner from HERE

    Please let me know if it works.

    Regards Howard :)
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,079   +14

    I can't tell you how much I loathe the bloatware and adware AOL pushes on ignorant users.
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