I live in a remote area with only dial up internet access so I am limited in my choices of internet providers. Therefore, AOL Canada has been my source of internet access and while I have had my problems with them they appear to be the best choice for what is available to me. I recently had my five year old computer completely overhauled so I'm pretty sure that spyware/malware etc. is not the issue. In addition to having the dust cleaned out I had all unnecessary programs removed and only reinstalled software that I wanted. A newer version of AOL (9.5 to replace the previous 9.0 Optimized) was installed in my computer but I later had to switch back to the 9.0 Optimized as AOL agents advised me that the 9.5 was not ready for use in Canada. After that, my computer started acting sluggish and my internet pages would suddenly start jamming together and nothing would work for at least 5 minutes. Sometimes I lose patience and manually turn the computer off and start over. I really suspect it has something to do with the AOL security (which insists on scanning just about whenever it chooses) and I vaguely remember some problems with it a few years back and think I uninstalled the security aspect of AOL and just used AVG. Unfortunately, I can't remember what I did so my question is - can I safely uninstall AOL security and use a different product and if I can, how do I do so. I'm pretty sure I would have trouble getting this answer from AOL. I do appreciate any help you can give me.
Edited by Orange Blossom, 21 April 2010 - 07:45 PM.
Move to AV forum. ~ OB