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What does the AOLDial.exe file do?

The AOLDial.exe process is also known as AOL Connectivity Service Dialer and is a part of AOL Connectivity Services. This software is produced by America Online (www.aol.com). An obsolete or defective version of AOLDial.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about AOLDial.exe AOL Connectivity service Dialer

AOLDial.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file AOLDial.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 70,720 bytes (33% of all these files), 496,752 bytes or, as the case may be, 497,240 bytes.
AOLDial.exe does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This AOLDial program is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. The file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. For this reason, 34% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves AOLDial.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about AOLDial?

every time I delete it, it comes back again!
Mark
Not needed to be running on Broadband but part of AOL
DC the MCSE
I can't turn off my PC without the aoldial.exe error coming up. What a pain.
Dayle
remove it from my PC
nunesironside1
This is the way Aol updates the software
Joe

Summary: 2 users judge AOLDial.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. For this reason, one user has already deleted AOLDial.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall AOL Connectivity Services

To remove AOL Connectivity service Dialer from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate AOL Connectivity Services in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if AOLDial.exe (AOL Connectivity service Dialer) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of AOL Connectivity service Dialer. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for AOL Connectivity service Dialer or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or AOLDial.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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