What is AOLSP Scheduler.exe? Is AOLSP Scheduler.exe spyware or a virus?

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Process name: AOL Spyware Protection

Product: AOL Spyware Protection

Support: Help link   Update link   Uninstall tool  

Company: AOL (aol.com)

File: AOLSP Scheduler.exe

The scheduler for AOL Spyware Protection, this process runs in the background and performs previously scheduled tasks. AOL AntiSpyware Protection was a product that tracked and tried to block spyware intrusions and spyware software. Support for AOL Spyware Protection was ceased in 2011. If you are using this product, you should replace it with a reputable antispyware product that is currently supported with up-to-date definitions.www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/aolsp%20scheduler.exe.html 
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Users Opinions

Average user rating of AOLSP Scheduler.exe: based on 25 votes. Read also the 19 reviews.

  • 320 users ask for this file. 6 users rated it as not dangerous. 3 users rated it as not so dangerous. 9 users rated it as neutral. 3 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 4 users rated it as dangerous. 2 users didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about AOLSP Scheduler.exe:
It's part of AOL - it schedules AOL spyware scanner to run - but it sometimes hogs processer time and slows down computer swkenney
Is a program to check to see if it is time for AOL to run Spyware checker
It is continually running in the background and is a bit of a nuisance. I already have Norton Antivirus & I don't need AOL SP as well Geoff Clement
My PC has a blue screen when I start it, and after restarting it I get the message "windows has recovered from a serious error". I then find AOL SP Scheduler running in task manager. Are these two things linked? I have never installed AOL SP Scheduler. Kate
I have tried to disable the Spyware program, but it will not stop running. You can set it so that it looks as if it is not running, but it still runs.
Can't disable it from Control Panel, Remove/Add Programs, Does not show in Program files. It is a real nuisance. Frank
I stopped it by starting in safe mode, and deleting antispywareapp.dll (use search to find it) Don't turn it off unless you're an experienced computer geek Richie
It is alwys running. I remoced all trace of everything with 'AOL' in the filename on my HDD, and screwed up my computer so much i had to perform a master reboot. it does seem to take up alot of processor power. nuisance but best left alone in my experience. max
I think it's aol's scheduled-tasks manager.. matt williams (os at orangesquid dot net)
We had a blue error screen during window desktop start up. When running task manager, the appearance of the blue screen coincided with the loading of this file. Upon uninstalling file in safe mode - problem resolved!
AOLSP Scheduler has caused my PC more problems than it is worth. Every time I try to download something it continues to run even after I close it. My personal opinion is that the program is an attempt to hijack peoples personal information from their computer and place it on theirs to do what they will with it. I have had identity theft more than once since installing this program and I feel that the "scheduler" is more a problem than a solution. Brian M. Riggans
The .exe file can be found by going to task manager, right clicking on the process and go to the file location. However, when you attempt to delete it, it says you don't have the privilidges to do so. I really don't need it on my computer and it takes up 50% of my CPU. Is extremely annoying! George
part of AOL install, obviously
AOLSP scheduler was the only AOL file I couldn't easily remove. I did finally delete it using the freeware Unlocker. Unlocker said it couldn't find handle but asked what do I want to do? I selected Remove On Next Reboot. Restarted Windows and it was gone. Yay! CeeAnne
Maybe it isn't entirely harmless. I'm the one who used Unlocker to remove it, and my computer sure runs smoother and faster now. Oh, I also removed the AOL Registry entry with Easy Cleaner 2.0 by ToniArts, it's a freebie, too. CeeAnne
It totally made my computer unbootable. If this was aol that caused it it's pretty rude. AOL is the only service I have used since the mid 70's and this is really an inconvience. I don't know how I am going to get it fixed being on a fixed income doesn't help things. We trusted AOL but that's the last time. Ron
Uninstall by using control panel, add/remove programs, "AOL Uninstaller (Choose which products to remove)" it will ask to search for all installed AOL programs, this may take a while. then when that's done tick AOL Spyware Protection 2.0 and click uninstall. then you will be asked to restart the computer Sand
This file is not a virus and is a spyware scanner. It can be useful but can slow down your computer. It can be disabled by going to start then run then type in 'msconfig' and click on startup programs then unclick the box next to AOLSP Sheduler.

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