If I'm not mistaken, the newer versions of AIM install WildTangent software on your computer. This can easily be removed, however.
I don't know what to say about the Poker program.
Easiest way to deal with all this is use something like Search and Destroy to get rid of offending pieces of software/miners. If poker stops working after removing the offending pieces, then get rid of it completely.
BladeRunner #1 -- Niner #14