i'm quite content with my Gigabit network off of my DGL-4500, but i'm sure everyone else will agree when i say, "WTF DLink" about the AOL companionship...
navigate through your program files for anything involving AOL, search your primary partition for anything AOL, and when you find it, open its containing folder, it is more than likely there will be an uninstaller in that folder for that program.
i'm hoping you are using a browser other than Interne Explorer, you can simply remove addons from Firefox with the addon manager. and through the settings restore the default search engine. Had you had a halfway decent AV program it would have red-flagged about the program trying to change the home page of your browser.
sorry about this Necro'd thread, i just figured it needed some clarification on some solutions.