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Is aolsoftware.exe safe?

Aolsoftware.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if aolsoftware.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Aolsoftware.exe file information

The process known as AOL belongs to software AOL Service Libraries or AOL Uninstaller or AOL Uninstaller (Choose which Products to Remove) or AIM or AIM 6 by America Online (www.aol.com) or AOL (www.aol.com).

Description: Aolsoftware.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. aolsoftware.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 50,792 bytes (35% of all occurrences), 50,736 bytes and 9 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/aolsoftware.exe.html 
It is a file without information about the developer of this file. Aolsoftware.exe is not a Windows system file. The file has a digital signature. Aolsoftware.exe is a Verisign signed file. The program is not visible. Therefore the technical security rating is 25% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
In case of problems with aolsoftware.exe, you can visit the vendor’s support site [1][2], find out if there is a newer version [1][2] available or uninstall the software AIM or AOL Uninstaller using the "Add or Remove Programs" function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs).

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If aolsoftware.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 39% dangerous. The file size is 50,736 bytes (60% of all occurrences), 42,032 bytes, 41,824 bytes, 41,264 bytes or 50,760 bytes. Aolsoftware.exe is a file without information about the developer of this file. The program is not visible. Aolsoftware.exe is digitally signed. Aolsoftware.exe is not a Windows system file. The file is a Verisign signed file. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as aolsoftware.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the aolsoftware.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

its not dangerous
Seems to hang in occasionally in background, sometimes freezes AIM 6.9. I renamed it so it can't launch and AIM runs fine without it. I suspect its an AOL updater of some sort and I intend to continue to prevent it from launching with AIM.
  Larry Polagye  
It's un update feature for AOL it saves your User profiles to ur pc. when corrupt just uninstall aol and all it's components and re-install.
  Cesar   (further information)
I know I was unable to use aol 9.0 and 9.5 until I deleted all copies of this on my computer. It slowed the sign on process and disabled web brosing thu aol on my windows xp system.
Is used to AOL's update advisor. It periodically restarts itself to inform you to upgrade. It is annoying little peice of crap software.
  AIM Lover  
AOL Explorer freezes up if activated when PC is first turned on. Cutting out aolsoftware.exe (often two or more running at the same time) frees it, but then authentication will time out, you won't get access to e-mail, then later you won't be able to get into any page.
Causes all sorts of problems with AOL ie no contact with internet from logon won't close and can use lots of CPU and memory. If you don't want it or are having problems find it and rename it to something different. Use msconfig to remove it at startup and probably all will revert to normal (or as norma as possible with AOL!)
  Rodney Bryant  
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of aolsoftware.exe: based on 31 votes with 9 reviews.
11 users think aolsoftware.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 5 users think it's probably harmless. 7 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users suspect danger. 5 users think aolsoftware.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 8 users don't grade aolsoftware.exe ("not sure about it").

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