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Are you looking for answers about problems with your AOL service?
I’d like to recommend that you ask AOL directly since they are best suited to help you.
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why is aol so slow? I print something in the browser, and click search, and the little circle up there just spins, and spins, and spins,why can’t it just take me where I want to go? its the same if I click on something on the homepage to read some storie about a person or celebrity, it takes forever, and if your gonna say, delete cookies, empty recycle bin, delete e-mails, defrag, clean harddrive,did it all, and this doesn’t change anything..Why is aol so s-l-o-w, there has to be a reason!!!
I don’t know either and, More Importantly, No one will adress it!
The fact remains that WHEN I need to address a Web site that I need a quick response to, OR I click on something on AOL that seems to ‘Take Forever’ to load…
I just go to FireFox and ‘It Just Works’.
I don’t know why. Aol won’t explaine it to me. It Just Does…Period!
I have been an AOL user almost since its inception - much to the laughs and scorn of friends and family. I use it (separately from IE where I now do all my searching) for the sole purpose of talking in “private rooms” to friends who live out of town, where we can all get together at one time to chat. Shockingly, even in dial-up days, AOL was LIGHTNING speed compared to what it is now! My searched-for pages never DO show up.. they just attempt to load for ever and ever. I am beyond the point of frustration. In the past when AOL worked well, I preferred the layout of multiple windows opened and minimized, vs. the IE layout.
I now “get it” why the entire world has abandoned AOL, and why it is so deserving of the scorn it has always received. I don’t think these current issues are related to why computer savvy people have always hated it, but whatever their reason, I have now joined their ranks. If only I didn’t NEED it from time to time.
And irony of ironies.. I searched for help on this topic on AOL over 10 minutes ago.. and it is STILL trying to load AOL’S OWN HELP PAGE.. while on IE, it came up in a split second. If that isn’t proof, nothing is.
AOL is still SLOW. Even on Cable Modem and it’s “Lightning Speed” indicator spins and runs like a whirl wind to no avail. Slow as a Snail! STILL !
Almost 50% of my searches “time out” and I have to hit refresh to start the process all over again. Must be why AOL is being spun off as a loser stock.
try perfec speed optimizer http://www.babywonderland.com
i have same problem aol is so slow i just cancel and go in IE i may cancel my account it is a waste
Having same hopeless problems with aol. What is going on with them?
Still shlt in 2011
mine is really crap myself, I have a PS3 it keeps on signing me out because it says my AOL broadband connection is weak
thought my pc was just old but use google chrome as my search engine now and the speed is great.i think aol has to be kissed goodbye….useless
Mine has been like it for sometime now, Waste of time calling their Tec Dept as after listening to there crap music for anything up to an hour on hold I then get a total muppet who knows nothing about broadband, no training other than pre-rehursed answers, then you may be lucky & go to Level 2 just the same. They say call back in 24 hrs & things will improve but when you do you have to go over the same old crap again!! TOTAL CRAP SERVICE !!!!
It all really started when HuffingPost took over AOL!! I’M DONE WITH IT!!!!!
Mine does the same thing, I believe the only answer is to totally uninstall AOL software and never go back.
I beleive aol slows the computers intentionaly so they can sell you the services on the popups.
Aol has always been ****, but it got 10 times worse when Huff Post joined the ****! If it wasn’t for my e-mail account, I would delete the pig-******* off my computer Permanently!! And just may do it anyway!
yes I have been wanting to get rid of them for a long long time . No hope to speed it up . have old old compujters and new ones and aol is just as slow with any one of them .How do they stay in buisness I think that my 2 year old grand son knows more about trouble shooting and the English language then theit tec support and customer service .
I am having the exact same problem with AOL being slow and taking forever to load if it ever does at all.. I have gone to IE and opened AOL that way and it was a tad bit faster but still loading slow on any links or sites you want to go to.. I am so sick of it that I think I will uninstall it.. I dont’ know if it would do any good to re-install and get a newer version or not.. Hopefully as I did this once before and it worked fine for awhile.. its just been lately that it has started doing this and is worse then ever..
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