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How is AOL SpyZapper different from AOL Spyware Protection?

  • SpyZapper provides a quick surface scan for common spyware threats as identified by AOL.

  • SpyZapper provides protection only while you are signed on to AOL.

  • SpyZapper is designed to be used every time you sign on to AOL.

  • SpyZapper starts automatically every time you sign on to AOL.

  • AOL Spyware Protection provides a deep scan for hundreds of different spyware threats, both common and uncommon.

  • AOL Spyware Protection can be run whether or not you are signed on to AOL.

  • AOL Spyware Protection is only intended to be used periodically (e.g. once a week).

  • AOL Spyware Protection must be started manually (by double-clicking the icon on your desktop or Start menu), or can be scheduled to start automatically on a periodic basis (e.g. once a day or once a week).