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#1 ohfer

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 09:15 AM

Hello all. I have WIN XP Home SP 2 and am wondering if I need the following 3 components enabled or can I disable them upon startup? I use selective. I also have a broadband connection to Aol.

HostMgr./ AOLSoftware.exe

AOLDialer/AOLDial.exe

SUNJavaUpdates/Jusched.exe

Any help appreciated.
Thank you, Tom.

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 09:25 AM

I suggest getting rid of the AOL software - but that's a personal choice on your part.

The Java scheduler will update your Java machine if updates become available. I don't think that this is necessary and have disabled it on my system without any ill effects.
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Posted 17 September 2006 - 10:03 AM

Yes, but it takes very little in resources to run it and it loads patches for exploits for java.

I keep mine enabled.

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 12:21 PM

Thank you both. So, I could disable both the Host Mgr and the Dialer without any ill-effects of using my Aol?
Thanks, Tom.

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 12:38 PM

If you like and intend to keep using AOL and are having no problems with AOL, leave everything the way it is.
If it ain't broke, Don't fix it!
This is not an endorsement for using the adware/spyware platform known as AOL.
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Posted 17 September 2006 - 01:09 PM

Thank you both. So, I could disable both the Host Mgr and the Dialer without any ill-effects of using my Aol?
Thanks, Tom.


If you want to keep using AOL you must leave their software operating - so do not disable it.
I suggest you keep the Java updater too, but that's optional. What it does is notify you when patches or new versions are available - there was one recently.
Had you disabled the notifier you would have either not updated the Java which would have left you vulnerable to exploits that were patched, or you would have had to check on your own.

I personally like the updater and use Java instead of the Microsoft add-on it replaces.




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