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royall
04-27-2005, 12:29 AM
Sometimes when I am on FireFox, everything freezes up and AOL starts by itself. Can someone help me fix this problem?

JamieR
04-27-2005, 12:34 AM
What AOL's browser?

royall
04-27-2005, 12:40 AM
Eh...I don't know :D Probably just the AOL browser. If not, then IE.

Spookster
04-27-2005, 01:11 AM
Shouldn't the title be "AOL = problem"? :D

Do you have the AOL browser set as the default browser on your system? What OS are you using?

JamieR
04-27-2005, 01:11 AM
I know jack all about AOL's browser, but can't you uninstall the browser or would that screw with your internet connection? Isn't there any way to set it not to run at all?

royall
04-27-2005, 01:13 AM
Spook, I already set FireFox as the default browser, and Wez, someone else who works on this computer uses AOL and I can't uninstall it. I think I will need to reinstall FireFox.

Spookster
04-27-2005, 02:27 AM
Can you recall what you were doing when the AOL browser opens? Does it open when you click on certain links or do you have any other software on the computer that accesses the Internet that could cause the AOL browser to be opened? Spyware? That would be the next thing I would look at. Try installing Lavasoft AdAware and Spybot and run those and see if you have any spyware.

royall
04-27-2005, 06:31 PM
Sometimes when I am on FireFox, when I click on any link the status bar shows the word "Stopped" and nothing happens. Then when I quit FireFox, AOL starts up.

Talkfreelance
04-27-2005, 06:42 PM
AOL has far too many problems to mention, my advice is get rid of their browser or change ISP altogether. Make sure that IE or FF is set to default browser :)

JamieR
04-27-2005, 06:56 PM
AOL has far too many problems to mention, my advice is get rid of their browser or change ISP altogether. Make sure that IE or FF is set to default browser :)

Kill it........thats another one of the things I campaign against :D

royall
04-27-2005, 06:59 PM
Spook, I already set FireFox as the default browser, and Wez, someone else who works on this computer uses AOL and I can't uninstall it. I think I will need to reinstall FireFox.

Do the words "Not my computer" mean anything to you?

JamieR
04-27-2005, 07:04 PM
O ye...sorry I forgot about that :p

Erm...set FF as your default browser etc, then it shouldnt cause any problems :eek:

whackaxe
04-27-2005, 07:29 PM
Do the words "Not my computer" mean anything to you?

discreetly cancel the subscription and tell the owner it's just a lame ISP and they should change :D

craigt56
04-29-2005, 05:20 PM
Do your friend or whatever a favor and tell them to get rid of AOL and get a decent ISP. AOL = A#*holes On Line...

The whole AOL organization should be put in jail for fraud. They are just pretending to be an ISP :eek:

JamieR
04-29-2005, 06:20 PM
I heard that they are cleaning up their image of being crap, however I've only ever seen home users user AOL as their ISP, as I bet a lot of businesses wouldn't touch them, if they even sold business broadband - I don't know :rolleyes:

Mr Deck
04-30-2005, 01:19 AM
When AOL in installed it takes over, if you run any other browsers on it the connection will intermittently switch back to aol, If they have not changed the settings you can try Start/run type in msconfig and go to start-up. Look for aol browser and un-tick it. re boot the pc. You will get a notification that config has been changed, tick the box and close.

It should run ok with out aol popping up. If not then I dunno possible changed the settings since I last hacked I mean changed settings lol

tc All

JamieR
04-30-2005, 01:00 PM
IMO, AOL's software isn't worth the time or effort.....a ISP which doesn't need all this extra "browser" crap I find better, however I believe the AOL browser is an optional install of which can be removed without affecting the internet connection itself.



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