The quick scan functionality in AOL Spyware Protection 2.0 or AOL Safety and Security Centre's Spyware Protection saves you time and valuable computer resources. Unlike a full scan, which does a comprehensive and lengthy scan of the entire hard drive, quick scan only scans the areas on your computer where the majority of spyware resides --the Program Files and Windows directories.
To schedule a quick scan:
- 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, selecting Programs or All Programs, selecting AOL, then clicking AOL Spyware Protection.
- On the Spyware Protection Main page, click the Scan Schedule link.
- Under Schedule a Quick Scan , select a time of day from the drop-down menus to schedule the scan.
- Click the Save Changes button.
- Click the X in the upper right corner to close the AOL Spyware Protection window.