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#1 suzannehye


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Posted 16 October 2006 - 10:53 AM

I have been trying to remove items from my startup list, and looked to this website for help in determining what can be unchecked. When you look on the "startup list" section, this is what you will find regarding aolsoftware.exe:

"This is an undesirable program.

This file has been identified as a program that is undesirable to have running on your computer. This consists of programs that are misleading, harmful, or undesirable."

BUT...when you take a look at the forum posts regarding aolsoftware.exe, the posts indicate the opposite.

What's a girl to do?

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 11:39 AM

aolsoftware - aolsoftware.exe - Process Information

Process File: aolsoftware or aolsoftware.exe
Process Name: AOL Service Libraries

aolsoftware.exe is a process which belongs to the AOL Service.

I guess it depends on whether or not you consider aol and things aol pestware or not!

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 11:48 AM

I am certainly not an expert, but the ambiguity may well be a function of both file location and expectation. Much malware takes on the disguise of legitimate file names, but are found in different locations (or paths) on your hard drive. Secondly, finding this file on your computer, when you do NOT use AOL might indicate malware, while finding it when you do use AOL as your ISP might indicate it is legitimate.
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