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Manage blocked spyware

Blocked spyware and blocked adware are instances of spyware or adware that have been disabled and will not harm your computer.

To manage the spyware and adware you have blocked:

  1. On the Windows desktop, double-click the AOL Spyware Protection icon.

    Note: If there is no icon present, click the Start button, select Programs or All Programs, select the AOL folder, then click AOL Spyware Protection.

  2. On the left of the window, click the Blocked Items tab. Here you will be able to see the scan date of each blocked item.
  3. Choose any of the following actions:

    • To see the items blocked on a particular date, click the arrow next to the scan date. This will display the name of each blocked item, a brief description, and the threat level to your computer.
    • To delete an item, click the appropriate scan date to highlight it, then click the Delete button. If you receive a confirmation box, click the Continue button.
    • To restore an item, click the appropriate scan date to highlight it, then click the Restore button. If you receive a confirmation box, click the Continue button.

  4. Click the X button in the upper right to close the AOL Spyware Protection window.

Note: AOL Spyware Protection 2.0 restores or deletes all items found from a specific scan date. For example, if you perform a scan today, any items blocked from this day forward would be restored or deleted.