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What is aol.exe?

Part of America Online by America Online

What is it?

aol.exe is the main user interface process for AOL Desktop. AOL Desktop is an internet suite produced by AOL that integrates a web browser, a media player and an instant messenger client. AOL Desktop is different from previous AOL browsers, which are still available. Its features are focused on browsing instead of email. For instance, one does not have to sign in to AOL in order to use it as a regular browser. In addition, non-AOL email accounts can be accessed through it.
Description of aol.exe from America Online
AOL® 9.0VR works with either a broadband or dial-up connection, helping you enjoy a safer, all-inclusive Internet experience -- putting your email, instant messaging and Web browsing all in one place. It is compatible with the Windows® Vista®, XP, 2000, ME or 98SE operating systems.
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How is aol.exe loaded?

Shell open command - aol.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of mailto with and identifier of C:\Program Files1\AMERIC~2.0\aol.exe -u%1. A Shell Open Command allows for an association of a file extension and a program. This association allows an application to be run when the icon or a context menu item is clicked upon in the Windows Explorer window.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the aol.exe file.Of the 0.3% of aol.exe users, 16.7% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\america online 9.0\aol.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

About America Online, Inc.

American Online, commonly called AOL, is a global advertising-supported Web company, with display advertising network in the U.S., a substantial worldwide audie More...
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File details

File name: aol.exe
Name: America Online
Description: America Online
Version: 9.00.000
Size: 44.08 KB

Shell open command details

Name: news
Command: C:\Program Files1\AMERIC~1.0\aol.exe -u"%1"

Network connectivity

Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: c713d36ccdf92102c6c1292e15b96369
SHA-1: ad12309ddc8afe526a7e6be5447a79147833f0fb
SHA-256: b9efd63632286dfc8fe6a9d5d0f8fbac9e46b8f6c5fa2ae1d296d4c6a32c2a28

PE image details

File packed: No
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