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AOL Problem

 1:40 am on Jun 25, 2004 (gmt 0)


My AOL for no reason has started to sign on to the internet all by itself.

Is there something I can do?

Thanks for your replys in advance,




 4:26 am on Jun 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

You machine may be compromized check for viruses worms trojans and spyware AND install a good firewall.


 1:36 pm on Jun 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

I'm assuming you already have anti-virus software running. You should also get Spybot Search & Destroy and Adaware, which check for spyware. They're both free.


 2:57 pm on Jun 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

Doxdesk is a quick way to check for some adware problems. It also will tell you how to remove the stuff, which is not as simple as add/remove programs. I've needed to make alot of changes to the regedit file.


 5:25 pm on Jun 25, 2004 (gmt 0)


Thanks for the replys.

I have: Spybot Search & Destroy and Adaware Blaster.

Also have: TDS-3 Pro which is one of the best trojan softwares anywere.

Nothing comes up in the scans.



 6:34 pm on Jun 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

From another angle: is there somewhere in your AOL preferences that permits you to choose to have it connect automatically (to check your email every little while or something like that maybe)?

If so, and the checkbox (or whatever selector is used) is checked/selected, you'd want to unselect/disable it.

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