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Startup program entry details:

AOL Companion (companion.exe)

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

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The AOL Companion is a small window that appears when you connect to the service using version 8.0 and early builds of version 9.0. "Use the Companion to quickly get to your favourite features, including your Buddy List, Favourite Places, Address Book, and more!"

Startup information:

Common/User Startup (Start → All Programs → Startup)

MSConfig (Start → Run → msconfig → Startup)

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

Log examples:

O4 - Global Startup: AOL Companion.lnk = C:\Program Files\AOL Companion\companion.exe
O4 - Global Startup: AOL Companion.lnk=C:\Archivos de programa\AOL Companion\companion.exe
O4 - Global Startup: AOL Companion.lnk = C:\Programme\AOL Companion\companion.exe

Other information:


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