The AOL Toolbar provides you with quick access to your favorite AOL features like email and instant messages. It also lets you search the internet and block pop-ups to make your web browsing experience safer.

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Overview FAQs

How do I install AOL Toolbar?

Please ensure that your computer meets the system requirements for AOL Toolbar before installing the software. If you install the AOL Toolbar software on a computer that doesn't meet the system requirements, you may experience problems with either the software or the computer.

To install AOL Toolbar, do the following:

  1. Go to toolbar.aol.com.
  2. Click the Click to Install button.

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  3. In the AOL Toolbar Setup window, select the desired options, and then click Install Now.

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  4. Follow the on screen instructions.
  5. Once the installation is complete, save your work and close the browser.
  6. Re-open your browser and enjoy the AOL Toolbar!

How do I uninstall AOL Toolbar?

There are three separate components to AOL Toolbar: AOL Toolbar, Download Updater, and Price Check by AOL. All three components need to be removed to complete the uninstallation of AOL Toolbar from your browser.

If you have both Firefox and Internet Explorer installed on your computer, please follow all of the instructions contained in this help article to fully remove AOL Toolbar from your system.

To uninstall AOL Toolbar from Internet Explorer, please select your operating system below:

Uninstall AOL Toolbar from Windows 10

Uninstall the AOL Toolbar from Windows 10:

1. Click the Search box located in the bottom left corner of the screen.

2. Type Add or Remove in the search box.

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3. Click the result that says Add or remove programs.

4. A new window opens.

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5. Type AOL Toolbar in the search box highlighted in the screen shot above. 

6. Once the results are displayed, click Uninstall and follow the on screen prompts.

7. Done! The AOL Toolbar has been removed from your computer.

Uninstall AOL Toolbar from Windows 8/8.1

1.  Press and hold down the Windows key. While you are holding down the Windows key go ahead and tap on the R key on your keyboard. A window named Run should appear on your screen. You can now release the Windows key and type appwiz.cpl​ in the field and click OK. If prompted by the User Account Control window, click Yes

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2. Locate AOL Toolbar in the list of programs and right click it.

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3. Click Uninstall.

4. Follow the on screen prompts.

5. Done! The AOL Toolbar has been removed from your computer.

Uninstall AOL Toolbar from Windows 7

Uninstall the AOL Toolbar from Windows 7:
  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

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  2. Under Programs, click Uninstall a Program.

    Uninstall a program

  3. Double-click AOL Toolbar.

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  4. Click Uninstall.

    Uninstall the AOL Toolbar

  5. Click Close.

    Uninstallation Complete

Uninstall AOL Toolbar from Windows Vista

Uninstall AOL Toolbar from Windows Vista:

Note: If Control Panel is set to Classic View, skip this step.

Control Panel Classic View

Note: If prompted, click Yes on the Windows Internet Explorer window.

The Toolbar has been removed from your computer

  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

    Control Panel

  2. Click the Programs icon.
  3. Double-click the Programs and Features icon.

    Programs and Features

  4. Select AOL Toolbar, and then click the Uninstall/Change button.

    Uninstall and Change

  5. If prompted, click Continue on the User Account Control window.

    Windows needs your permission to continue

  6. When the AOL Toolbar Uninstall window appears, click the Uninstall button.

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  7. Once the uninstallation is complete, click Close.

    Uninstallation Complete

  8. Once the uninstallation is complete, you will see the message "The AOL Toolbar has been removed from your computer." Click Close.

Uninstall AOL Toolbar from Windows XP/2000

Uninstall AOL Toolbar from Windows XP/2000:
  1. Open the Windows Control Panel. If you are using Windows XP, click Start, and then click Control Panel. If you are using Windows 2000, click Start, click Settings, and then click Control Panel.

    Control Panel

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  2. Double-click the Add or Remove Programs or Add/Remove Programs icon.

    Add or Remove Programs

  3. In the Add or Remove Programs window, click AOL Toolbar to highlight it, and then click the Change/Remove button.

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  4. When the AOL Toolbar Uninstall window appears, click the Uninstall button.

    AOL Toolbar Uninstall

  5. Once the uninstallation is complete, click Close.

    Uninstallation Complete

  6. Once the uninstallation is complete, you will see the message "The AOL Toolbar has been removed from your computer." Click Close.

    Note: If prompted, click Yes on the Windows Internet Explorer window.

    The Toolbar has been removed from your computer

Uninstall AOL Toolbar from Firefox

Uninstall AOL Toolbar from Firefox:
  1. Open Firefox.
  2. On the AOL Toolbar, click Edit.

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  3. Click Uninstall Toolbar.
  4. Click the Extensions tab.

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  5. Under AOL Toolbar, click Remove.

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  6. Click Remove Toolbar.
  7. Restart Firefox to complete the uninstallation.

What are the minimum system requirements for AOL Toolbar?

The following are the minimum system requirements for installing and running AOL Toolbar:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Mac OS X
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer or Firefox
  • 32 Megabytes (MB) of RAM
  • 800 × 600 screen resolution
  • 28.8 Kbps connection
  • 60 MB of disk space

How do I install the AOL Giftlist Toolbar?

The Giftlist Toolbar is your personal online shopping assistant.

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  • Holiday shopping made simple
  • Easily manage gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list
  • Always get the lowest price with Price Check (Price Check only works with Internet Explorer).

The AOL Giftlist Toolbar can be downloaded here: toolbar.aol.com/giftlist/.

How do I install the AOL Radio Toolbar?

AOL radio

  •  Less commercial interruptions with fewer audio ads
  •  One click access to listen to your favorite stations
  •  Over 200+ music, news and sports stations
  •  Free custom artist stations
  •  Direct Access to AOL Music’s weekly Free CD Listening Parties

Download the new AOL Radio Toolbar here: toolbar.aol.com/aolradio/.

How do I install the Huffington Post Elections Toolbar?

With the Huffington Post Elections Toolbar you'll get:

HuffPost

  • Breaking political news as it happens
  • The latest poll results straight to your browser
  • Instant access to the best 2012 election blogs and opinions
  • Brought to you by the Huffington Post Politics team

Get the Huffington Post Election Toolbar here: http://toolbar.aol.com/elections/download.html.

Usage FAQs

Can I change the appearance of buttons on my AOL toolbar?

You decide whether you want to see text only, icons only, or text and icons on your AOL Toolbar. You can select one of these options by right-clicking on the button and making your selection from the drop-down menu.

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How do I manually check for updates on AOL Toolbar?

The AOL Toolbar is configured to automatically check for updates. If you have turned that feature off, you can manually check for updates.

When you choose to manually update the AOL Toolbar, it will first check if any updates are available.

To check for AOL Toolbar updates:

  1. On the right side of the AOL Toolbar, click the Edit button, select More, and then click Check for Updates.

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  2. If an update is available, follow the onscreen prompts to download and install it. Otherwise, click the OK button.

Can I enable/disable the AOL Toolbar?

You can turn off the AOL Toolbar software temporarily without uninstalling it. You can turn it back on again at any time from your browser.

To turn off or on the AOL Toolbar on Internet Explorer:

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  1. In the browser window, click the View menu
  2. Select Toolbars
  3. Then click AOL Toolbar
To turn off or on the AOL Toolbar on Mozilla Firefox:

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  1. In the browser window, click the View menu
  2. Select Toolbars
  3. Click AOL Toolbar

Note: A check mark next to AOL Toolbar in the Toolbars menu indicates that it is currently turned on.

How can I view my email from the AOL Toolbar?

The AOL Toolbar includes an icon to provide you with quick access to your AOL and AIM email. If you are already logged into your email account, clicking the Mail button will take you straight to your mailbox.

To view your email:

  1. In the browser window, on the AOL Toolbar, click the Mail button.

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  2. In the Username or Email box, type your Username and password, and then click Sign In.