AOL startup upon load of web pages without being AOL user




14 years ago
14 years ago


(Reporter: molls77, Assigned: bugzilla)


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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0

When I try to load certain web pages, for example,, AOL starts
to sign me in, even though I am not an AOL user. This can happen several times
on one page. On the page, it started to sign in 3 times. I have
tried to change this in "Options" but don't know where to go to change it. I
have never ever used AOL on this computer. When it prompts me for a username and
password, I just hit cancel and the page continues to load, but this can happen
several times on one page load. The page will not load until I hit cancel on the
AOL signon page.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to a website (example:

Actual Results:  
AOL popped up and automatically began signing in as "guest," and then prompted
me for a username and password. I hit cancel, and the page continues to load.
AOL pops up again, and I wait for the prompt and again hit cancel. This happens
3 times before the page finishes loading.

Expected Results:  
AOL should not have popped up. The page should have loaded without it.
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Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
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