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  • 2.0 stars

    "WAS A 1st Choice, but AOL always messes ya somehow..."

    March 7, 2006  |   By ESNCG_ADMIN

    Version: AOL Instant Messenger (32-bit) 5.9.3

    Pros

    Like a few others might have said - AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) 5.9.3 has the basic layout with the least spyware (did still have some tackleable with an anti-spy program) - but thats before AOL figured away to make it force an update and auto-download the AIM Triton.

    Cons

    Like i said - AOL messes ya somehow. It will either force an update to AIM Triton or just download it and start Setup.

    you can try using AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) 5.9.3 - but if it asks you to update to AIM Triton, DONT . AIM Triton is THE max of spyware next to AOL Software.

    Straight and simple - AOL is for people such as home-end users who know little or nothing about online risks who are oblivious to the fact that spyware and adware exists.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Holy adverts, Batman!"

    March 7, 2006  |   By cynical825

    Version: AOL Instant Messenger (32-bit) 5.9.3

    Pros

    Plenty of options and abilities (direct connect, file transfers, image/sound sharing, voice chat, etc.), and very easy to just download and use without much preliminary setup.

    Cons

    Ads. There are pop-ups, which can be turned off, but still some manage to kind their way onto my screen, and annoying little animated ads that are displayed on top of your buddy list and usually play sounds (movie trailers, etc). If you know how to use a resource hacking program then these ads won't be a problem of yours.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Better than other chat programs"

    March 5, 2006  |   By bryanm80

    Version: AOL Instant Messenger (32-bit) 5.9.3

    Pros

    easy to use many other programs go along with it somewhat small file most people have aim

    Cons

    interface is poor should be more like trillan

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  • 1.0 stars

    "SPYWARE!!!"

    March 1, 2006  |   By RobTheMan

    Version: AOL Instant Messenger (32-bit) 5.9.3

    Cons

    THIS VERSION OF AIM HAS SPYWARE OUT THE WAZOO!!! AFTER THIS WAS INSTALLED, SPYWARE DOCTOR FOUND 844 INFECTIONS ON A NEW COPY OF XP!!! DO NOT DOWNLOAD!!!

    if you want the REAL version, go to middleman.com and scroll down, they have multiple versions SPYWARE FREEE >:O

    D*** YOU PEOPLE FOR PUTTING THAT S*** ON THERE!!>:O

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Stopped working"

    February 19, 2006  |   By StLucifer

    Version: AOL Instant Messenger (32-bit) 5.9.3

    Cons

    I had AIM installed on my computer. Thats until 1 month ago. I tried to log in but did not do anything. removed it, reinstalled new version in differnet location, Locked up. I guess it contains so much spyware and adware my blockers do not let it function on my computer. Sad cuz it was good in the past.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "My instant messanging client"

    February 18, 2006  |   By clarydog

    Version: AOL Instant Messenger (32-bit) 5.9.3

    Pros

    AIM is one of the most used instant messaging clients around, so its basicly a must for some people to communicate to talk to your friends and family. The UI is basic, and the ability to have a buddy icon is nice. Also, its free.

    Cons

    AIM comes with spyware, and there is no tabbed windows when talking to people. Also, it has adware, so the ads takes up more memory than it needs to.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "It is AOL at it's crappy best!"

    February 17, 2006  |   By ssttee

    Version: AOL Instant Messenger (32-bit) 5.9.3

    Pros

    I can delete it!

    Cons

    It is a weak system.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "This is the choice to keep fast connection."

    February 17, 2006  |   By mr_phiss

    Version: AOL Instant Messenger (32-bit) 5.9.3

    Pros

    This prgm made our coomunity fast in contact each other

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  • 1.0 stars

    "RUBBISH, you sign up to this stupid thing and it doesn't log on, not worth 1 *"

    February 17, 2006  |   By mist2k7t

    Version: AOL Instant Messenger (32-bit) 5.9.3

    Pros

    NOTHING

    Cons

    EVERYTHING

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Slow with too much perhiperhal software"

    February 7, 2006  |   By patlea12

    Version: AOL Instant Messenger (32-bit) 5.9.3

    Pros

    Zilch

    Cons

    It's dead slow, takes up loads of RAM, and comes with a ton of extra software you neither want nor need (AOL Browser, get AOL free for X days...etc).

    Miserable product, 1 out of 5 stars. Encourage your friends to switch to another messenger platform immediately.

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