Solved How do I bypass the stick.dll file?

January 22, 2016 at 00:10:48
Specs: Windows Vista
How do I remove the stick.dll file (software updates) from AOL software when it says I don't have authorization to remove it?
Deleting AOL is NOT an option for me. I don't use the browser window, but I have many emails saved that it would be impossible for me to stop using it.

First, everyone has your email address and there is no way you could change emails after so many years. 2. All of your emails are saved - thousands, so how do you save them elsewhere? It's like saying change your phone number - it's just not that easy. I hate AOL, but I'm stuck with it and now I can't figure out how to stop these software updates. I tried doing what everyone said about removing the software file and I get a message saying I am not allowed to remove that file, because I don't have authorization to do so. Well, then who does have that authorization, AOL? BTW I use Google chrome and Firefox. When I tried using Internet Explorer, I had nothing but issues with it. If anyone can tell me how to remove that aol software w/o it saying I don't have authorization, I would really appreciate it. Thank you Peg


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January 22, 2016 at 10:10:34
You probably need Administrator authority to delete or unregister the file.

Try this:

Click Start
Select All Programs
Select Accessories
Highlight Command Prompt and Right Click then Select Run as Administrator

Then at the command prompt try: regsvr32 /u stick.dll
or give the complete path to stick.dll.

Please DO NOT delete stick.dll, if something goes wrong, getting it back will be a pain.
If you want, rename it to something like: old.stick.dll
That way you can always get it back quickly if needed.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/



#1
January 22, 2016 at 00:39:24
If you are using the software it is really not a good idea to ignore updates. These often address security issues and by not applying them you compromise the security of your system.

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#2
January 22, 2016 at 05:25:34
You do not need to cut your ties with AOL Mail, just yet,
with G-Mail, and most others, you first send out a mass email, telling everyone you have a NEW mail address and to please use the new address not the AOL one.
But you keep your old AOL mail address, and have AOL forward all received emails to your new Mail address.
Over time, everyone will use your new Mail address.
It is not as painful as you think.

As for your old emails, still on AOL, there are ways to export them to your computer so they are not lost, just Google about exporting AOL emails, but since you still have your old AOL account, you can get at them anytime you wish.

If you want to switch from AOL email to Google GMail, see here:

http://www.wikihow.com/Switch-from-...

If your looking to use Thunderbird, this might be of interest:

http://www.grohaz.com/ExportAOLPFC.htm

And here is a general purpose way:

http://www.ehow.com/how_10038114_ex...

For Yahoo:

http://www.askdavetaylor.com/how_do...

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#3
January 22, 2016 at 07:25:31
Thank you for your answer, but in the past, I have updated aol and had major issues with my computer. I had to take my computer in for repairs. I acknowledge other updates, but not AOL. I like my format just the way it is and the only thing I use AOL for is for my email, so I am not using the browser window at all. Thank you so much Peg

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#4
January 22, 2016 at 07:28:13
Thank you so much for taking the time to respond to me. I will save this information for later, but at this time, all I would like to do is remove the file and find out how I can do this when it is saying I don't have authorization to do it. I am the original owner and I can't understand why this is coming up. I have read online that others were able to do it, so I know it can be done. I just wondered what I was doing wrong to get that message. Thank you Peg

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#5
January 22, 2016 at 08:34:06
Have you tried this:

http://www.ehow.com/how_7292085_sto...

Got several hits that recommended this procedure.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#6
January 22, 2016 at 08:49:49
Removing files can often lead to unwanted results - generally best avoided,

Try #5 first but if removing the file is what you are intent on then this program will probably do it for you:
http://emcosoftware.com/move-on-boot

If it will let you it might be best to copy it somewhere first. Removing the file will leave invalid entries in the registry that might or might not matter.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#7
January 22, 2016 at 09:34:42
You could also try and UN-register the file instead of deleting it.
This way if things go bad on your computer, you can simply RE-register the .dll file

To Un-Register:

From START menu
Select RUN option.
In the Run box type: cmd
Click OK
This calls up the Windows Command Prompt.
At the command prompt type: regsvr32 /u stick.dll
Press ENTER.
A confirmation window should be displayed.

If you get an error message you may need to give the complete path to stick.dll.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#8
January 22, 2016 at 09:36:06
Hi Mike, Thank you - I tried that and it did not work. The file was not where it was supposed to be.
I found another file hidden and deleted one aol update, but when I got to the stick.dll file (updates for aol) that is where it told me I didn't have permission to delete it.
I want to know why would I get that message that I didn't have permission to delete that file?
Thank you
Peg

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#9
January 22, 2016 at 10:10:34
✔ Best Answer
You probably need Administrator authority to delete or unregister the file.

Try this:

Click Start
Select All Programs
Select Accessories
Highlight Command Prompt and Right Click then Select Run as Administrator

Then at the command prompt try: regsvr32 /u stick.dll
or give the complete path to stick.dll.

Please DO NOT delete stick.dll, if something goes wrong, getting it back will be a pain.
If you want, rename it to something like: old.stick.dll
That way you can always get it back quickly if needed.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#10
January 22, 2016 at 10:22:00
Peg,

Just an observation.
In the time we have spent in this attempt to unregister or delete the stick.dll
you could have:

Set Up a New Gmail Account,
Gone to AOL and configured it to Forward a copy of your AOL mails to Gmail.
You could have also transferred all your current contacts and mail from AOL to Gmail (see here)

http://email.about.com/od/gmailtips...

and sent out a mass mailing to every one letting them know to update their contact list to reflect your new email address.

Do not know why you are against the idea of a new email address.

Why fight with AOL when you can ignore it. :-)

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#11
January 22, 2016 at 13:03:51
I'm a little slow today,
but do you have the complete AOL software package on your machine?

If you do and all you really want is your email, then UN-install AOL,

You can still access AOL thru your Firefox browser and login to your email account.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#12
January 22, 2016 at 18:46:05
Hi Mike, Thank you again for all your time - you are a real Sweetheart and I appreciate it.
The reason I can't uninstall AOL is because I have a lot of "mail waiting to be sent" as well as folders in my email that is not accessible when accessing AOL through another browser window.
Give me a couple of days to read the above slowly and try what was suggested.
Love you a bunch
Peg
XXXOOO

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#13
January 23, 2016 at 06:23:30
You can also try Mike's suggestions while the computer is in safe mode.

My guess is that the AOL processes are locking the dll file up. If you only unregister the dll file for starters and then rename it, as opposed to deleting it (as already suggested), you can assertain whether the file is imperative to the correct functioning of the AOL software.

By starting the computer in safe mode this only loads what is needed for Windows to run, freeing up any unneeded services and software.

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#14
January 24, 2016 at 22:07:34
A follow up message... miraculously, the pop up box disappeared the next day I logged on. I honestly believe that AOL has control over our screens and will continue to torment us when they want.
I have huge pop up boxes appearing when I click an an email and they appear 3 or 4 at a times in spite of blocking my pop up boxes. This occurs for a few days and then disappears for a couple of weeks. I believe AOL is producing this activity because they want to sell spyware remover.
I didn't have to do anything to stop this, but I will keep all of this information in a file for when the next round of aggrivation starts up. Thank you all

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#15
January 24, 2016 at 22:09:48
I tried renaming it but it continued to say I did not have right to do that.

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#16
January 24, 2016 at 22:11:03
Just curious Derek, If I removed files accidentally (which I did not-yet) could I just do a system restore to get those files back?

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#17
January 24, 2016 at 22:19:29
"I believe AOL is producing this activity because they want to sell spyware remover."
Lets see what nasties are on the comp.

Here is the first step, more steps will be needed, after I see the results of this log.

Step 1: Run AdwCleaner
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivi...
http://www.raymond.cc/blog/adwclean...
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
Author's site
http://general-changelog-team.fr/en...
Tutorial
http://general-changelog-team.fr/en...
Close all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click Scan
In the results tabs, uncheck anything you don't want to remove.
Click on Cleaning.
Confirm each time with Ok.
Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
Please Copy & Paste the contents of that logfile with your next answer.
You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.
http://i.imgur.com/r3PoAEG.gif

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#18
January 25, 2016 at 06:21:30
"I tried renaming it but it continued to say I did not have right to do that"
Did you see the link in #6?

"If I removed files accidentally (which I did not-yet) could I just do a system restore to get those files back"
That depends what files they are - some could stop you booting. System Restore might not cover third party programs.

I don't believe the conspiracy stuff about AOL, although like all businesses they have an angle. Malware picked up on the internet is much more likely - see #17.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#19
January 25, 2016 at 10:44:54
Yes I did see all those neat suggestions and I'm storing them away for the future. I did not get the chance to use any of them. When I ran my Malwarebytes, it did not detect anything, but the pop up continued to come.

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#20
January 25, 2016 at 10:47:59
Oh I didn't see this suggestion. I will look at it later. I have to go to work now.
Thank you again

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#21
January 26, 2016 at 19:15:58
You do realize that you can use the web version of AOL mail, right? I haven't used AOL since the 90s but still use my old AOL email address. And since it's web based, you can check your mail from anywhere on any computer, tablet, phone, etc.

AOL webmail


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#22
January 26, 2016 at 20:03:37
Yes, I do, but not everthing is accessable. You can't see your mail waiting to be sent and you can't see your files.

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