Weird things going on with my AIM

By MikeArrigo ยท 4 replies
Sep 27, 2008
  1. was having some .dll issues with my AIM 6. tried reinstalling, no luck.
    So I figure let me go back to an older version, see if that fixes things, no luck again.
    So I go to start up my AIM just now and spybot teatimer asks me if I want to allow new data...C:\Program files\AIM\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl

    And my AIM gives me this aim.exe pop up that says Unable To Locate Component...
    this application has failed to start because iertutil.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.

    after xing it out several times my AIM seems to run fine.
  2. SpiritWind

    SpiritWind TS Rookie Posts: 164

    Hi :

    For AIM, the most malware-prone of all the Instant Messengers, I recommend
    periodically running the FREE "AimFix" from .
  3. InsaneVr6

    InsaneVr6 TS Booster Posts: 221

    AIMFix as posted obove is a good way to go. However, if that does not work for you, you should download Trilian (here This is a better IM client and is not as prone to malware issues or malfunction like AIM is. Trilian suports AIM sn so you dont have to worry about making a new buddy list or screen name.
  4. MikeArrigo

    MikeArrigo TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Trilian it is!
    thank you Insane
  5. InsaneVr6

    InsaneVr6 TS Booster Posts: 221

    No problem. I used aim for a long time too and then i figured i would just try Trilian and i loved it! Glad to help.
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