Question about Computer Utilities & Maintenance
Please tell me how to get rid of the pop-up: AOL SpyZapper is No Longer Available! For TWO MONTHS now it keeps popping up, many times a day, every day when I access AOL and is driving me crazy. I phoned AOL, tried their Live Support, and also sent you several e-mail complaints: Suggestions which were: Opt-Out of Google Window, Marketing Preferences where I left everything unchecked, Pop-Up Control where I checked no pop-ups from AOL - do not do a thing!!! There must be a way of getting rid of this idiotic pop-up. email@example.com
AOL FINALLY listed the way to remove this major annoyance.
And it actually WORKS.
Delete the SpyZapper components manually. Log in to your computer using the administrator username and password, and then search and delete the following files:
AOLszs.drv & settings.ini files location:
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
If you have Windows Vista, click on Computer, double click the C drive. Click on Tools and then Folder Options. Click on the View Tab and click Show hidden file and folders. You will then see the ProgramData folder. Click on that and then the AOL folder. Double click on teh OptScan folder and delete the AOLszr.drv.
That did it for me. I did not have the other two files AOL said to delete, but it still worked.
Posted on Feb 16, 2009
Did the programdata\aol\optscan and deleted the AOLSZS.DRV file and the popup still cae back. When back and found a secound copy in the programdata\aol folder after deleting this one has not come back.
Posted on Mar 21, 2009
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Posted on Feb 12, 2013
Thank you FixedNuts and Jessica1075...spyzapper pop up is gone!!!
Posted on May 24, 2009
May be you have some spyware in your computer. Try Spybot software which will remove most of the spyware in your computer.
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Posted on Dec 26, 2008
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Download and install "Registry Mechanic" then do the updates prior to running it and removing anything for the first time. This will get rid of all your current Registry errors.
Try AOL again.
If AOL is still not working...
Shut down completely for at lest 30 seconds, then restart.
Then do a search for all AOL files and folders with the options "Search system folders", "Search hidden files and folders" and "Search subfolders" checked. Delete all of those found.
Restart then run Registry Mechanic again.
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