AOL started its journey by providing dial-up service to millions of Americans. Later, it expanded its business and provided email, instant messaging, web portal and a web browser to the internet users. While using AOL, you may find an error in loading the web pages, or experience slow speed browsing. And for an internet user, this could be one of the most frustrating things. There could be a number of the reasons behind this problem, but the most common one is that your cache memory is full or there may be an issue with the cookies. Before you know the solution, let’s read about these cookies and cache memory in brief.
When you browse through the internet, some temporary files and cookies get stored to your computer system. The purpose of these cookies is to make a webpage more convenient to use. The only disadvantage is they may clog your system’s disk space. On the other hand, cache memory is a RAM that a computer’s microprocessor can call quickly. The basic purpose of this memory is to store those items in the RAM, which are being frequently accessed by the user.
To get rid of this disk space and slow speed of your PC issue, it is recommended to clear these cookies, cache memory along with browsing history and footprints in your AOL browser. The only problem you will have to face is typing all your saved passwords again while signing up your email ID, enter the URLs of even most frequently used websites again in the browser, and a few more. To clear the aforementioned in your AOL, follow the below mentioned steps:
- Open the AOL software, click “Keyboard Menu” followed by “Go to Keyword”
- Visit browser settings
- Select the “Security Tab” and mark a check in the boxes provided in front of browsing history cookies and browsing cache memory
- Clear the “Clear Footprints” button
- Now, click the “Save“ button to apply the changes
If the problem still persists, simply contact AOL customer support and a certified technician will help you out in no time.
Maria Silvia is a tech geek who loves to write on the latest software, mobile applications, operating systems, antivirus and gadgets. She has a contemporary writing degree pillaged from the hills of South Devon. You can check her other write-ups on her blog.