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  1. sparky1888

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    AOL is PANTS .......there......i feel better already!!!!!:tongue

    ....anybody else find it slows down your computer?
     
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  2. zimbo
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    err i removed it last week from two customer's PC - Spyware doctor and Xoftspy both reported it as AOLBot (Spyware) and NOD found a trojan... now the chances of it not being AOL are small but i smelt something wasnt right... :dry
     
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  3. Bluerinse
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    I've hated AOL with a passion for over 10 years because of their horrible software which is clunky and non-standard. They even market their rubbish here and people go for it because they think AOL stands for Australia on-line :x
     
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    i just dont like aol as a whole....it slows down your machine....it spits the dummy out any oportunity it gets and when you try to reconfigure it to connect via a wireless router......its time to get the paracetamol!!! :rolleyes:
     
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  5. Boycie
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    How Bizzare! I, too hate AOL with a passion. :D
    Tonight i called to a customer who has purchased a Boyce system who just happens to be on *AOL*. :eek:

    I read up on all the advice for configuring network and browsers without using their software just incase.
    When i arrived, the customer was quite happy with their previous setup.
    I have to admit i can see why people with no idea think it is so good... You pop the CD in, it configures your LAN or USB device, anti-virus and their own browser pretty quick.
    They said they are paying an extra £4 per month for AV!
     
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  7. Boycie
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    LOL. :thumbleft
    Incendently, i have about 15 regular customers (all scatered on various ISP's) and AOL seems to have the least *drop out* connectivity...
     
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  8. sparky1888

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    my aol connection was dropping out all the time untill i removed the piece of crap modem(BT VOYAGER 105.....so what...sue me!!!)out of the equation and installed my wireless gateway, now my broadband acts like broadband(the only reason i dont pull the plug on it is because my other half uses it for all her shopping etc).....otherwise it would be back to PIPEX and IE.....simple,uncomplicated and easy to use,as it should be!!! :biggrin
     
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    are you talking about AOL being the ISP - i got carried away with its messenging programme! :oops: :oops:
     
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  10. jackd

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    I Dont Like AOL because i just feel that it installs a load of crap e.g. AOL Computer Checkup, AOL Antivirus. And i think the AOL browser is stupid.

    Jack
     
  11. sparky1888

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    Aol is crap, it takes about two weeks for your pc to boot up properly due to all the junk the aol software dumps on the HHD.
    have a listen to your hard drive when initialising aol.......lots of read noise????..... :hhhmmm

    I wonder why??!!!

    my idea of bliss....

    PIPEX line enabled(or other reputable ISP)no jibberish software included thanks......yes that means you BT!!!
    Good quality moden supplied from ISP(Thompson range seems very stable)
    Internet Explorer(with home page set to Google, where else i ask?)
    AVG anti virus free.....
    and last but not least Zone Alarm firewall....free!!
    no interuptions, no "aol has lost the connection" error messages,i mean how can you lose a connection....its not as if i have went and hid from you is it? :confused3

    nope , my extensive scientific studies have shown the result that i expected.....

    AOL = internet for :dunce

    somebody please defend AOL..... :twisted: ha ha ha!!!

    no?...pity!!NOT

    Sparky
     
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    Hmm, the only things I would disagree with there are Internet Explorer (why bother with AV and anti-spyware when you have such a massive security hole as a browser?) and I would go for a hardware firewall every time. I was surprised how much faster my net connection became when I started using one.
     
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  13. Mr.Cheeks

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    ..and rather have cisco routing...
     
  14. Boycie
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    most ISP's use CISCO clobber
     
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  15. Mr.Cheeks

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    i rather have cisco wireless router, modem etc, than the thompson range
     
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    I try and use Belkin stuff whenever I can. It's solid, dependable, user friendly and they have excellent tech support.
     
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  17. Boycie
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    I bet you wouldn't rather the price cheek!
    I always use Netgear or Zyxel stuff....
     
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  18. Mr.Cheeks

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    thats why i have D-Link and Linksys stuff in my room....
     
  19. sparky1888

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    i have to say that the wireless gateway/router i got has made such a difference to my connection speeds....especially downloading from the likes of **************
    i would definately recommend this piece of kit...
    WAG54GS easy to set up
    my only quam is that the signal interferes with my sky reception upstairs cos i have one of those senders for watchn telly in bed :rolleyes:
     
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  20. Mr.Cheeks

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    Thats when my BT modem kicks in, its super good, and paid naff all for it. :biggrin
     

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