Compuserve and ICQ

I am running '98 and AOL 7.0. I noticed in Windows Explorer that 2 programs Compuserve and ICQ were obviously added when I installed 7.0. They are tying up between 40 and 45 mb of memory. Neither program shows up in add/remove programs!

I want to remove the programs!

My question is:

1) Should I install the programs then uninstall in add/remove programs or

2) Drag them to the recycling bin in explorer or just right click and delete?

If I just drag them to the recycling bin or delete are  they tied to other programs and cause other problems?

Thanks.
rwlAsked:
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stevenlewisConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Are they listed in your programs menu?
these could be just the setup files for these programs
if the are in the programs menu, check for an unistall there. If not, before deleteing them, rename the folders and reboot. If notheng complains, delete them
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rwlAuthor Commented:
Steve...

Robert Lewis here! No they are not in the "programs" folder ~ they are above the programs folder in Windows Explorer, in they're own folder. I believe they are just set up files. So it is probablyok to delete...although when I moved them to the recycling bin last night the registry was changed and it took me a while to fix a couple of programs. But maybe that was unrelated.
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stevenlewisCommented:
Hey Robert, I wonder if we are related LOL
the message you would get would be
"this may impact one or more registered programs, Do you wish to continue?"
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rwlAuthor Commented:
Well, I didn't get that! So I will just delete...

Say, can you answer another question for me? Of course I will increase the points by 200 additional. I did Reg Clean and it changed my AOL icon to another program icon! The icon still allows AOL to connect but it belongs to another program. Where would I find the undo for Reg Clean. I am currently looking in temp folder.
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stevenlewisCommented:
It should be in the same folder as regclean. and will have a .reg extension
I don't have AOL, but you should be able to right click on it (the icon) choose properties, and change the icon
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rwlAuthor Commented:
I found it in the temp files and "undo" undid the RegClean...thanks.
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stevenlewisCommented:
Robert, Glad I could help
Steve
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