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So AIM had an update (yes I still use it, makes it simpler when talking to my gf) and I installed it. Like usually I rushed through it and aol installed all it's crap on my computer. My main issue is this. When i go to the address bar and type something random like frozencpu it goes to the AOL search powered by google. Frankly I don't want any aol search anything. How to I correct this and reset the default back to the computer (For firefox and IE)

Thanks in advance..
post #2 of 7
1) Uninstall
2) Use something like Pidgin or AIM through Gmail
3) ???
4) Profit
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AOL!? oh i feel for you man..
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Originally Posted by beers View Post
1) Uninstall
2) Use something like Pidgin or AIM through Gmail
3) ???
4) Profit
Ok but that doesn't get back to the point, how do I remove ALL of the aol crap off of firefox.

Second I transfer alot of files back and forth and I don't know how that IM client responds to file transfers. I'm comfortable with aim.. I'm just looking for help getting rid of the aol search stuff...
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Will they be under the FF pluggins tab? if so just desable it and unistall it.
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nvm I fixed it...

I already removed the plugin...

Let me explain a little better...

Where it says overclock.net/XXXX up top I usually type something because im lazy and the search defaults to google
Well with the install it defaulted to aol

I fixed it by going into about:config and changing:
keyword.url back to default
and the browser default search engine.
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Is there any possibility you have a restore point available from right before you installed AIM? If not, I would uninstall AIM and FF, then reinstall.
I used AIM a lot and the switch to Pidgin was painless. I haven't used either in ages but I do remember Pidgin actually had a bunch more useful features.
Always take your time with installs like that to make sure you don't install their extra crap. I hate those search bar things.
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