How to unblock aol

I requested how to block chat programs and I tested on my computer and blocked AOL CHAT and now do not remember how - I thought it was in a registry file.

Can someone assist me on where to start to look?
voicetextAsked:
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SpydergtConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Did you do it locally on your computer or throught the network?  You could do it by dns redirect.  Block ports on your firewall.  Or use a local host file c:\winnt\system32\drivers\etc\hosts or c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
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voicetextAuthor Commented:
not on the host file as it is still the sample file - I did it on my actual computer and not on the server...

anywhere else I can look?

hosts
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SpydergtCommented:
maybe blocked the doman under IE tools>options>security>restricted sites>sites.  Or maybe on your firewall start>control panel>windows firewall
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voicetextAuthor Commented:
Nope not in IE or firefox...Windows firewall is off since we use symnatec network firewall - I checked anyway and it is not there...

I remember changing a service or registry file - darn darn

AOL still worked until I obviously restarted my computer
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voicetextAuthor Commented:
I figured it out! it was in the host file! THANK YOU

I had to scroll down (duh) blonde moment
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