Platform: Windows XP
Number of downloads: 2033
Whether you have broadband through AOL, use their service for your email or are simply aware of the brand, you'll know that they've been in the Internet service industry for many years.
However, with the increasing competitive nature of the broadband market, AOL are using their muscle to move away from being a service provider to being a web solutions provider. In the last year we've seen a couple of releases from the company, AOL Active Security Monitor will check the level of protection on your system, whilst the proactive AOL Active Virus Shield, which will protect your system from malware, virus attack and other intrusion.
If you're connected to AOL, you'll be aware that they provide you with their own custom browsing, email and chat software. The latest version of this software had been made available to all Internet users, renamed as AOL OpenRide. It's a collection of AOL Mail, AIM instant messaging, the AOL Explorer browser, and a media centre. As the software is available to all Internet users, AOL Mail will now enable you to access AOL email and email provided by other suppliers.
This is the first official non-beta release of AOL OpenRide.