AOL OpenRide Or 9.0 Security Edition And AOL Suite

by on December 21, 2006

Q: I want to download the new free AOL software, but what one would I download, the security one or the new OpenRide one. I have wireless, and wanted to know if they are any good.

A: According to the FAQ on AOL’s Website:

What is the Difference Between AOL OpenRide and the previously released AOL software, 9.0 Security Edition and AOL® Suite?With AOL OpenRide software, all your internet applications – email, address book, instant messaging, Web browsing, search, and media player, are combined in one integrated program, and displayed with a 4-pane user interface that keeps them all in front of you for easy access. AOL OpenRide also does not require the user to sign in to AOL before browsing the web or playing media. With AOL 9.0 Security Edition and earlier versions, all of your online functions are combined into a single integrated product, but the user interface allows them to be layered on the screen. AOL 9.0 and earlier versions also required the user to sign in to the AOL® service before using the software.Like AOL Suite, AOL OpenRide is a set of integrated internet applications, and includes some of the new application features that were included in AOL Suite. However, with AOL OpenRide, the integrated applications are organized in a quad pane design that keeps them all within easy reach on your screen.

Basically OpenRide is a revamp of the interface. If you really want to use AOL software I would recommend going with the latest version which is OpenRide.

7 Responses to “AOL OpenRide Or 9.0 Security Edition And AOL Suite”

    I am unable to download the aolopenride due to a firewall blocking the AOLDNLD.exe file. Cannot find the file to change please


    Are you on a corporate network when this happens? I am not aware of any home firewall systems that would block a file based on the name of the file.


    Cannot download AOLDNLD.exe. Says file is damaged-contact author. Have tried several times. Help.


    I downloaded the new openride and have learned to REGRET IT. My computer has never been the same. Very slow and trying to get back on the security edition may not happen or may take up to ten minutes to load. Many things are not the same and between 9.0 Optimized, Security Edition, and OpenRide the Secuity Editon is the WINNER by far in my opinion.

    Somehow I must find a way to Uninstall and then REINSTALL the security edition.

    Any Ideas or Info PLEASE forward to me.

    Thank You


    will somebogy please tell me how to download AOL OPEN RIDE. I keep clicking on all these sites about open ride, no offence but I don’t want to read about it.I want to download it.I had it once, and then had to restore my computer, and now I’m going nuts,please help me.



    We would love to help you download OpenRide but in late May 2007, due to numerous user complaints (e.g., being unable to sign in), AOL took down access to download AOL OpenRide on their official download page. You might be able to still get it at

    In late July 2007, news broke that AOL is set to be succeeded with AOL Helix and you should be able to download that at


    how can i download the aol 9.0 security edition, i tried all the other versions and this one orks the best for me!!