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Scan for spyware with AOL Spyware Protection 2.0

AOL Spyware Protection 2.0 is a free program to all AOL members. This service scans your computer for dangerous and invasive programs, called spyware, and gives you the ability to remove them from your computer.

To run a scan with AOL Spyware Protection 2.0

Before running AOL Spyware Protection 2.0 you must install it on your computer. Please sign on to AOL, go to Keyword: Spyware and click the Install Now button to begin installation.

To Run the AOL Spyware Protection 2.0 Quick Scan:

  1. On your computer desktop, double-click the AOL Spyware Protection icon, or sign on to AOL then go to Keyword: Spyware and click the Run Now button.
  2. In the Spyware Protection window, click the Run Quick Scan button.
  3. If you see a message that you have no spyware on your computer, click the OK button.
  4. If you see a message that spyware has been found, click the Block button, then click the OK button.


To Run the AOL Spyware Protection 2.0 Full Scan:

  1. On your computer desktop, double-click the AOL Spyware Protection icon, or sign on to AOL then go to Keyword: Spyware and click the Run Now button.
  2. In the Spyware Protection window, click the Run Full Scan button.
  3. If you see a message that you have no spyware on your computer, click the OK button.
  4. If you see a message that spyware has been found, click the Block button, then click the OK button.
    Note: The AOL Spyware Protection 2.0 Full Scan may take five or more minutes. Please allow ample time for this scan to complete.