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Computer is slow since AOL Spyware Protection 2.0 was installed

If you are experiencing issues with your computer running slower after installing AOL Spyware Protection 2.0, try adjusting the schedule for the scan to a time when you are not using the computer.

Change the scan schedule

Changing the scan schedule is as easy as changing the time on your alarm clock.

To change a quick scan schedule:

  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 Scan Schedule link.
  3. Under Schedule a Quick Scan, select a time of day from the drop-down menu to schedule a quick scan.
  4. Click the Save Changes button.


To change a full scan schedule:

  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 Scan Schedule link.
  3. Under Schedule a Full Scan, select a time of day from the drop-down menu to schedule a full scan.
  4. Select a specific Day from the Monday through Sunday check boxes.
  5. Click the Save Changes button.