Is DSLagent.exe really needed on AOL Broadband?

  CurlyWhirly 23:08 28 Aug 04

I have found that I can STILL get online without the DSLagent.exe file running.
This was because I had to get into safe mode and when I rebooted into XP (normally) I forgot that DSLagent was still unticked in MSconfig and to my surprise I was still able to get online without it.

I always thought that this file is ESSENTIAL to running AOL?
Any comments on whether this is the case or not?

  bertiecharlie 23:25 28 Aug 04


click here
suggests you need it. Although you've stopped it starting up with your computer by using msconfig, is it currently showing up as a process in Task Manager? i.e. has it started up when you have signed onto AOL?

  CurlyWhirly 00:11 29 Aug 04

No I checked it WASN'T running in Windows Task Manager while I was online yet like you say I too have read the article you mentioned and according to that it IS essential.
Strange to say the least.

  CurlyWhirly 00:16 29 Aug 04

I will restore it just in case.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

What is ransomware and how do I protect my PC from WannaCry?

What I learned from my mentor, Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Phil Tippett

Siri vs Google Assistant