Safety and security features available with AOL Desktop Gold

Screenshot Capturing

Desktop Gold prevents software that takes screenshots in an effort to protect sensitive information. However, you can turn off the Enable Screen Capture Protection setting to disable this feature and take screenshots (not recommended).

Hide Anti-Keylogging window

You can remove the Anti-Keylogging window but we'll continue to disguise your keystrokes for your safety.

1. Click the Settings icon Image of the settings icon. in your toolbar.
2. On the Settings window, click the Premium Security tab.
3. Unselect the Show Anti-Keylogging Window box.

Alerts are available when visiting suspicious websites

Phishing is a fraudulent attempt to collect your personal information for malicious use by disguising emails and websites so they appear legitimate, tricking you into providing sensitive information. Fortunately, Desktop Gold detects these dangerous websites and will display a warning letting you know. You can choose to go back to safety (recommended) or ignore the warning and continue to the site. Once a phishing website has been confirmed, it's added to a blocklist that's maintained and made available for public use. This means that the fraudulent website is blocked for you going forward, as well as for others who use Desktop Gold.

Anti-keylogging window disguises what you're typing

The random letters, numbers, and characters in the top-right of your screen is the anti-keylogging window that disguises the actual keys you type on your keyboard with randomly-generated characters. This feature helps prevent criminals from stealing your sensitive data while you're signed into Desktop Gold.

Enable or disable the security features on your account

1. Click the Settings icon Image of the settings icon. in your toolbar.
2. On the Settings window, click the Premium Security tab.
3. Select or unselect the box next to the feature you'd like to turn on or off.