How to stop AOL from auto loading at boot up?

Question

When turning on the computer, it automatically tries to connect to internet through AOL. This will happen 5 or 6 times, one right after the other. How do you stop this?

Answer

This question was answered on February 5, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

That is because your Auto-Start Options for the AOL icon in your system tray are set to auto-start AOL at Windows Start or when an internet connection is detected Right-click on the AOL icon in system tray then highlight the 'Auto-Start' options Select to use NO Auto-Start

options Save changes, then right-click it again and choose 'exit' When prompted if you want the AOL icon to appear on next Windows Launch? Choose NO Re-boot computer Also you want to right-click your internet explorer icon and go to properties then Connections (tab) and select the option: NEVER dial an internet connection, hit Apply and then close and reboot your computer.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 5, 2004