What does the AOLSP Scheduler.exe file do?
The AOLSP Scheduler.exe process is also known as AOLSP Scheduler and is a part of AOL Uninstaller or, as the case may be, AOL Spyware Protection. This software is produced by America Online (www.aol.com). An obsolete or defective version of AOLSP Scheduler.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- AOLSP Scheduler has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- AOLSP Scheduler has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- AOLSP Scheduler.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module AOLSP Scheduler.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about AOLSP Scheduler.exe AOLSP Scheduler
AOLSP Scheduler.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file AOLSP Scheduler.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,536 bytes (75% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 79,448 bytes.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. This file contains no information about the producer or the version. AOLSP Scheduler.exe is capable of monitor other applications. For this reason, 46% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves AOLSP Scheduler.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about AOLSP Scheduler?
|It's part of AOL - it schedules AOL spyware scanner to run - but it sometimes hogs processer time and slows down computer |
|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 |
|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. |
|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. |
Summary: 6 users judge AOLSP Scheduler.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 3 users consider it harmless. However, 3 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 4 users have already deleted AOLSP Scheduler.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall AOL Uninstaller or AOL Spyware Protection
To remove AOLSP Scheduler from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate AOL Uninstaller or AOL Spyware Protection in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if AOLSP Scheduler.exe (AOLSP Scheduler) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of AOLSP Scheduler. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for AOLSP Scheduler or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or AOLSP Scheduler.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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