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Ridding myself and my computers of AOL

By Trafficflow
Mar 8, 2009
  1. I Have Been Healed

    Thats it!! I am ridding myself and my computers of AOL.The better halve will not let me change hers. It might take time!! I will continue to go online to check mail but I am going to try something different, I looked at chrome and I am going to check out others, I have Hardy Heron and I might try that even, What does everbody else use?? Pro's and con's. Any ideas? I have 4 or 5 computers to set up with a different browser and get rid of AOL. I should of listen to the first post!!!Like I said I Have Been Healed!!
     
  2. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    Good idea! I had AOL v5 years ago and automatically got a bad attitude every time I signed on! It took me a year to get rid of all the tentacles on my system!

    I do think you need some clarification on browsers though. AOL is many 'things' and let's ignore them for now:

    You will need a browser: Choices:
    1. Internet Explorer is bundled as a Windows Component- already on the system.
    2. I've been using Firefox for over 4 years with great pleasure.
    3. Another choice is Opera or Safari or Chrome.

    You can actually have multiple browsers on a system.browser and this is a consideration:
    Does Browser Choice Affect Security?
    http://windowsitpro.com/article/articleid/46554/does-web-browser-choice-affect-security.html

    More information for you:
    http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/02/22/the-browser-choices-we-make/

    Many of of us began on AOL. AOL put us in a cyber car and took us where THEY wanted us to go. On the other hand, other ISPs gave us the highway and let us go where we wanted. AOL told us what we could save, how we could save it. Many operating system choices aren't available on AOL.

    The user is referencing prior post on http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic123201.html
     
  3. Dr. Vader

    Dr. Vader TS Rookie Posts: 98

    If you're looking something with everything in it, I would go for Opera, if you're looking for a lightweigh, no add-on browser, you should go with google chrome.
     
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    AOL is in itself, malware and has been discussed ad naseum here on TS. Once removed, try other browsers. I use mozilla classic, and firefox. I have also tried safari.

    There are many alternatives out there.
     
  5. Trafficflow

    Trafficflow TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 91

    Sorry about the naseum.I feel alot better nowsince it is gone.Will not beat a dead horse.
    I will give them a try. Did you customise the browsers to you liking? Any tips? Thanks
     
  6. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    I can recommend Opera. I've been using it since it first came out.

    I can also say that any browser you use will most likely need/want customization. It's whatever makes your browsing experience easier. Just gotta play with it.
     
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