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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by dreamer1952, Aug 10, 2006.

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  1. dreamer1952

    dreamer1952 Thread Starter

    Aug 10, 2006
    I just want to know simply yes or no is AOUTL.Exe spyware or adware or a virus should I get rid of this ? I found it in my startup list it is checked but all it has in nothing beside the check then the command is AOUTL.Exe I have win.98
  2. junker39


    Jun 12, 2004
    dreamer, Welcome to TSG.
    The only thing I can find on AOUTL.exe is part of a sound card driver for an AOPEN sound card.
    Did you just notice this in your Startup or has it been there a while?
    I would think if you've got an AOPEN motherboard or sound card, this will be fine.
    Others may know more about it. Good luck.
  3. gmcsierra99

    gmcsierra99 Banned

    Dec 7, 2005
    do a scan 2 make sure your not infected...
  4. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    Part of your regular computer maintenance should be to do a scan with spyware detection-and-removal utilities at least once a week, especially if you spend a lot of time online and if you visit dubious sites.

    Go to the "spyware tools" section at www.majorgeeks.com and download and install:

    Ad-Aware SE Personal 1.06

    Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.4

    After they've been installed, use their update function to install all updates that are available for them. After they've been updated, run a full system scan with Ad-Aware, select and fix everything it finds, run a scan with Spybot, select and fix everything in red it finds, then restart your computer.


    You didn't mention if you have a full-time antivirus program installed and running in the background.

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