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AOL Spyware Protection 2.0 settings

Access the settings page

The AOL Spyware Protection 2.0 software allows you to change some settings to suit your needs.

To access the settings page:

  1. Double-click the AOL Spyware Protection desktop icon. If there is no icon present, you can also launch AOL Spyware Protection by clicking the Start button, clicking Programs or All Programs, clicking the AOL folder, then clicking AOL Spyware Protection.
  2. On the Spyware Protection Main page, click the Settings link. Here you can:
Manually check for updates
Set how you wish to be notified when updates are available
Enable Active Scanning

 

Manually check for updates

To manually check for updates:

  1. On the Spyware Protection Main page, click the Settings link.
  2. Click the Check Now button.

Note: AOL Spyware Protection 2.0 will also automatically update the software, but you do have the option to check manually.

 

Set how you wish to be notified when updates are available

AOL Spyware Protection 2.0 also allows you to choose how to be notified when updates are available. On the Settings page, under Automatic Updates, please click one of the following options to select it:

  • Install Updates automatically and notify me when Spyware protection is updated (recommended)
  • Notify me before checking any updates
  • Disable automatic updating and let me check for updates manually

 

 

Enable active scanning

AOL Spyware Protection 2.0 allows you to enable an active scan for new potential spyware and tracking cookies. On the Settings page, select one or both of the following options:

  • Actively scan files for new potential Spyware
  • Scan for tracking cookies