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An Overview of AOL Shield and AOL Shield Pro

AOL Shield is a free web browser optimized for users on dial-up internet connections and/or older operating systems. The Pro version of AOL Shield is optimized for broadband internet connections and/or newer operating systems. It provides protection with a whole host of advanced security features, so you can worry less about online threats as you go about your day. Shopping, banking, social media - we have ways to help protect your information.

Use Shield with Windows XP and Vista

Download and install Shield

Download AOL Shield here. After you download AOL Shield, follow the steps below to install it.

1. Open the installation file.
2. Click Next.
3. Click I Agree to continue the installation.
4. Click Install and wait for the program to finish installing.
5. After the installation is complete, click Finish to launch AOL Shield.

Supported operating systems for Shield

AOL Shield is optimized for older operating systems like Windows XP and Windows Vista. It also has features that enable it to run on computers with a dial-up internet connection.

Use Shield Pro with newer operating systems

Key features and benefits of Shield Pro
  • Anti-keylogging - The anti-key technology provides real-time encryption that hides what you enter on your keyboard from hackers.
  • Screen grab protection - Prevent malware from taking pictures of your monitor as you enter sensitive data.
  • Block scam websites - Stop scam websites from loading so you don’t get tricked into revealing personal details
  • Familiar look and feel - AOL Shield Pro is based off of the Chromium browser framework, so it will have many of the same features that Chrome has, but with added security features. It will support most Chrome Extensions, Apps, and Themes.
Download and install Shield Pro

You can download the AOL Shield Pro for free by visiting our product download page. For help on installing the AOL Shield Pro browser, please visit our help article How to download and install the AOL Shield Pro browser .