aolload.exe file purpose and description:
aolload.exe is a file which most likely found its way onto your system by you installing a different program. The correct file location is also listed at the bottom of this page, and should always be checked to make sure you are looking at the same folder. Spyware and virus programs often mimic a similiar name file in an attempt to fool you, so verify the file name and folder location. This aolload.exe file is digitally signed to America Online, and this can appear in your task list if you have recently installed the free AOL client sofware or the free AIM instant messenger. This file is considered safe and is not virus or spyware related software. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)
Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
This is an executable program.
Where is the file or folder located on my computer?
You can find this file on your drive in folder C:\program files\common files\AOL\loader\aolload.exe
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes.
You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows
"task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active
on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they
get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files
on your computer, for example, aolload.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very
similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist
as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned.
You can always find the location of aolload.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but
I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.