[SpamCop-List] Re: WashPost: AOL Blocks Spammers' Web Sites
MikeE at ster.invalid
Wed Mar 24 06:59:34 EST 2004
Frog Prince wrote:
>> removal/re-install of NIC and Protocols will rebuild the "standard"
>> files, but by the time this gets pointed out, Windows re-install
>> seems to be the "easy" way out <g> Of course there are some
>> other Registry entries that need to be massaged as they crop
>> up, various associations for instance, but again, most folks have
>> thrown their arms up in defeat by then.
> Is there a web site /news group where this AOL removal process is
> discussed? My DIL purchased a Dell and went with the free AOL dial up
> and that's going away in April (may?) Guess who gets to straighten
> out the mess?
Here's^1 an interesting thread at FreePint [read Pete Kaiser's entry],
and there've been others thru' the years, such as Langa Letter,
bemoaning the problems. Starting off by changing the AOL registry key
'QuietUninstallString' to the normal 'UninstallString' so that there
will be an entry in the AddRemove programs seems like a nice start. But
it certainly sounds like one needs some kind of mechanized registry
cleaner or to have a utility in place designed to restore things after
removal before the AOL is ever installed.
^1Re: Removing AOL http://web.freepint.com/forum/bar/read.php?i=27458
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