Why you'll love AOL Desktop Gold

Enhanced Security
Enhanced Security

Let AOL help protect you from hackers and identity thieves with anti-key logging, screen grab protection, and anti-phishing features.

Customizable Web Experiences
Customizable Web Experiences

Personalize your experience with free background images, custom sounds, and color options to make it look and feel the way you want.

Advanced Filtering
Advanced Filtering

Advanced mail filtering gives you the ability to view all attachments or images ever received from email in a single location.

Shortcuts Your Way
Shortcuts Your Way

Enjoy shortcuts to all your favorite websites right from the toolbar. Plus, swap out whatever you don’t need easily.

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AOL Desktop Gold is convenient and Easy to Use

We kept the design and features you love, to ensure a smooth transition to our latest version. All your usernames, passwords, toolbar icons and mail will be transferred, along with your favorites and contacts. Plus you’ll never have to spend time installing new updates—we’ll automatically replace old versions as new ones become available, saving you time and space on your computer.

Stronger Security for Your Online Experience

Our two-step verification process significantly helps prevent your AOL account from being compromised by requiring a second form of authorization in addition to your password. Plus, added encryption makes the personal information you’ve stored in AOL Desktop unreadable to anyone attempting to steal it.

Live Support When You Need It

If you ever have questions or need support with AOL Desktop Gold, live AOL experts are available to help 24x7 by phone or chat. Get assistance with anything from installation to toolbar customization, desktop connectivity and more, right when you need it.

Browse, bank, and shop safely

AOL Desktop Gold brings you a safer way to access your life on the internet.


Restore Maximum Speed, Power & Stability for Your PC

Get the go-to solution for ultimate PC performance and trouble-free computing.

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Remove your private information from the web

Stop up to 80% of junk mail, wipe your name, address and phone from websites and much more.

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Windows 7 Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 1 GHz or faster processor 1024 x 720 or higher screen resolution recommended 1 GB RAM, 512 MB free hard disk space Internet connection.


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