Why you'll love AOL Desktop Gold: It's still just as easy to use as it always was. If you were a previous user, all your existing usernames, passwords, toolbar icons, contacts and mail will be automatically transferred from AOL Desktop. Increased Security - Our two-step verification process significantly helps prevent your AOL account from being compromised. Automatic Updates - AOL Desktop Gold automatically updates to the newest version when needed and replaces the older version on your computer. Enhanced Encryption - The personal information you've stored in AOL Desktop will be unreadable to anyone attempting to steal it.