Steps to adjust your firewall access
The following steps will modify your firewall security to allow AOL to work with your firewall software and connect to the AOL service without reducing your security level in respect of other types of software.
If you have any questions about your firewall software, it is strongly recommended that you contact your firewall software supplier for further information.
- Double-click on the Blackice icon in the system tray or, if the icon is not present, run the program from the start menu.
- This will bring up the main Blackice console. Click on Tools, then Advanced Application Protection Settings.
- From the list shown locate AOL and click on the Communication column next to it.
- Make sure that this has nothing in it. If Block or Terminate is selected, deselect them via the drop-down box. (AOL should be allowed by default.)