I tell you I would never touch AOL again they are always trouble right from 3 - 4 years ao before broadband was the way to go. Their set up is so confusing too many windows and crashes all the time.
remove it and go with someone else their is plenty to choose from. Go to add remove programme. You may have to phone aol which I believe is free any way for your problem if you want to keep it. Also you used to have to phone them to get it off your pc completely if the add remove doesn't.
But add remove should be ok. That is just my opinion and I know others that think the same.