The Benefits of Membership

Comprehensive Safety and Security

We've partnered with McAfee, a leading name in Internet security, to deliver essential protection against viruses, spyware and hackers -- at no extra charge to you. It's automatically on-guard and up-to-date, helping protect you and your family. Paid members on certain price plans get added benefits.

Free Software

24/7 Support

Powerful, Customizable Email

Introducing AOL® Desktop

The next generation of AOL's all-in-one software helps keep your online life organized.Download it for free!

  • Tabbed browsing without sign-in for broadband users
  • Access to email from multiple accounts
  • AIM, MapQuest and other great features

Access Anywhere

Exchange emails, IMs and more from any Internet-connected computer at

Check headlines, horoscopes, and weather too!

Discover AOL provides information about AOL's many products and services, including computer tech support (AOL TechGuru), free software (AOL Desktop 9.7, AOL Desktop for Mac, AIM), Safety and Security tools (McAfee® VirusScan® Plus -- Special edition from AOL) and free services like Video, Radio, Email, Instant Messaging and Parental Controls. Check out AOL A-Z for a full, alphabetical directory of everything on AOL.