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AOLServiceHost.exe process file

What is AOLServiceHost.exe? Is AOLServiceHost.exe spyware or a virus?
Process name: AOL or AOLServiceHost Service

Product: AOL Service Libraries or America Online's Digital or SmartSound Quicktracks Plugin or Sniffy Lite For Windows

Company: America Online, Inc (

File: AOLServiceHost.exe

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73 users ask for this file. 1 user didn't rate it ("don't know"). 4 users rated it as not dangerous. 2 users rated it as neutral. 2 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 1 user rated it as dangerous.

All comments about AOLServiceHost.exe:
kel rich not much
BikerTop Mike It takes up 95% of my CPU Time and slows my PC right down!!
Manuel that i have an application that needs to be re-installing now
Kev-Ski Should not be disabled, required for essential applications to work properly. Can sometimes cause a lot of HDD activity though, but go make a cuppa.
browna not sure if essentiol. Im sure howver that it seriously impacts my PC by using up a lot of CPU resources. 90% on avg:
Tommo I ended the process in task manager and it stopped a load of hard drive access.  See also: Link
FireBrand I have the same problem as BikerTop Mike. I have also had it make skipping sounds while playing 3D games. I am running XP with a 2.4GHz processer. I always disable it each day for a smoother running system.
DonF Runs in the background and slows down my pc (450Mhz PIII)
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