Active scanning scans your computer automatically to look for new instances of spyware and adware that are being loaded into memory. If something new is detected, AOL Spyware Protection 2.0 will then alert you with a pop-up message, offering to disable or allow the new item.
Enable or disable active scanning
In cases where you have already disabled a certain spyware application, you now have the ability to re-enable the application at a later stage.
To enable or disable active scanning: