Process or task name:
Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: aol.exe
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.
Purpose of this file:
This AOL.exe file was most likely installed by you in the past, but it is possible that it arrived as preinstalled software. The exact disk and folder location is also shown below, so you can verify this file is in the right location and is not virus, adware, or spyware related in any way. Writers of spyware and adware will often use similiar or like names, and then place those files in other locations in an attempt to fool you into thinking it is a good file. This aol.exe file is one of the main client software programs for AOL, an internet service provider. AOL also offers a free news portal at www.aol.com which can be viewed by everyone even if you are not a member, they offer a free instant messenger called AIM, free 2gigabyte webmail storage, and many other items that you can find on the aol page. If you are an aol subscriber and you are running their client software to view news and mail, you will find the aol.exe module in your startup if you have chosen this option in the settings. This file is considered safe and is not spyware or adware. View the actual file disk location below.
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What is the aol.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
The actual disk location is "C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0\AOL.EXE" -b