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Startup program entry details:

HostManager (AOLSoftware.exe)

This page expands upon the information already available for this entry in the Pacman's Portal Windows start-up programs database.

Not required or not recommended - typically infrequently used tasks that can be started manually if necessary

For further information on how to identify and disable startup programs please visit the Introduction page.

Description:

Quoted from AOL Beta Team, "Manages a component essential to the operation of most current AOL software, client or not. You should be able to remove it from Startup (it'll just load when Explorer is launched, which will extend load time a bit), but do leave it on your system"

Startup information:

Registry (Start → Run → regedit)

MSConfig (Start → Run → msconfig → Startup)

Windows Defender (Start → All Programs → Windows Defender → Tools → Software Explorer)

Log examples:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HostManager] C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1191915463\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HostManager] C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1209252798\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HostManager] C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1253008500\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HostManager] C:\Programme\Gemeinsame Dateien\AOL\1187557394\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HostManager] C:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\AOL\1158469234\ee\AOLSoftware.exe

Other information:

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