Do you have AOLIcon & Elicon on your WinXP Dell PC?


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lisa harkema

Do you have these *Icon programs installed on your PC?
AOLIcon
ELIcon

I have a Dell WinXP laptop which has these two programs installed.
Googling doesn't get me any mentions of them.
Why do (just) I have them?

Do you?

They don't show up in the 'normal' WinXP add/remove programs
application but both show up in third party add/remove programs
listings, e.g.:

CCleaner Tools|Uninstall listings
http://www.ccleaner.com/download/

X-Setup Pro uninstall wizard listings
http://www.x-setup.net/downloads/home.asp

Do you show these two programs?
Do you just delete them as I did?
What do they do?

Lisa
 
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Shenan Stanley

lisa said:
Do you have these *Icon programs installed on your PC?
AOLIcon
ELIcon

I have a Dell WinXP laptop which has these two programs installed.
Googling doesn't get me any mentions of them.
Why do (just) I have them?

Do you?

They don't show up in the 'normal' WinXP add/remove programs
application but both show up in third party add/remove programs
listings, e.g.:

CCleaner Tools|Uninstall listings
http://www.ccleaner.com/download/

X-Setup Pro uninstall wizard listings
http://www.x-setup.net/downloads/home.asp

Do you show these two programs?
Do you just delete them as I did?
What do they do?
Dell ships with lots of third party crud.
Uninstall anything you don't think you will use.

AOL --> America OnLine
ELI --> EarthLink Internet

Since you get a choice of getting one of those free when you order the
Dell - best guess - that's the application(s) that installs/sets up these
trial offers.
 
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Guest

They are installation icons. If you decide you want those programs
you can install them from there. If not, just delete them.
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lisa harkema

They are installation icons. If you decide you want those programs
you can install them from there. If not, just delete them.
Thanks, I deleted them.
I'm a bit confused what they were (installation icon?) because I never
set up Earthlink nor AOL ... but the good news is that you've
confirmed for me that they are junk and that's why I removed them.

Thank you for helping me, and, in doing so, leaving a bit trail for
the next person to find when she googles for the same names.

Lisa & Rich
 
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Shenan Stanley

Byte said:
They are installation icons. If you decide you want those programs
you can install them from there. If not, just delete them.
lisa said:
Thanks, I deleted them.
I'm a bit confused what they were (installation icon?) because I
never set up Earthlink nor AOL ... but the good news is that you've
confirmed for me that they are junk and that's why I removed them.

Thank you for helping me, and, in doing so, leaving a bit trail for
the next person to find when she googles for the same names.
Why are you confused?

They are "Installation Icons"... Meaning you run them and it installs/walks
you through what you need to do.

With a new Dell you nromally get a choice of 6 Months of AOL or 6 Months of
Earthlink. When speccing a Dell online - you can choose between them. The
icons are the way Dell puts them on your system. Dell puts all sorts of
useless crap on your system before it ships.
 
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caver1

Shenan said:
Why are you confused?

They are "Installation Icons"... Meaning you run them and it installs/walks
you through what you need to do.

With a new Dell you nromally get a choice of 6 Months of AOL or 6 Months of
Earthlink. When speccing a Dell online - you can choose between them. The
icons are the way Dell puts them on your system. Dell puts all sorts of
useless crap on your system before it ships.
You must realize that just getting rid of the icons does nothing in
getting AOL off your computer.
 
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