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Unwanted Popup To Desktop


Every time i log on i get the following pop up message box on my desktop: the aol software cannot start up correctly. Please try again, restart your computer, or reinstall the software error starting: ee://aol/frontier app error code:1

I access the internet by clicking on the ie icon on my bottom toolbar. I have aol as my homepage and it works fine. I have an aol shortcut on the desktop which i do not use. If i do click on the shortcut, i get the aol page that i have to sign on to, so i don't use this as i keep signed into the aol from the ie access. I have tried to reinstall aol and restarted the computer but i keep getting this popup box which is very annoying. How do i stop this from happening?


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