Ah, it might be a program like NTL has which is like a MEDIkit and that can load up if not installed.
First go the Start menu, Programs, and go to Startup. Is it listed in there? If so, simply right click the menu item and select delete from the list. That would now stop it starting up if so.
If it isn't there, check the program files within the Start menu for any program linking to AOL thats not part of the proper service, and try uninstalling it from the Control Panel within Add/Remove Programs.
I hope this helps