Lavasoft News, September '06

Spyware is here to stay. It has become a viable part of the economy and, as they say, money makes the world go 'round. Naturally, Lavasoft Ad-Aware SE products will protect you against computer parasites, but we're also committed to educating you with industry information, giving you more power to take preventative actions and to build a stronger defense against unwelcome infiltrators. Don't miss our preventative tips in this issue of Lavasoft News.

 

News from Lavasoft

Beware - Desktop Hijacks on the Rise Again
The "Smitfraud" hijackers are back with a vengeance, as evidenced by the number of victim inquiries in the Lavasoft Support Forums. Security programs are one solution, but prevention is the key.

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AOL Takes Another Blow
More trouble is on the horizon for AOL. Is their free client software actually badware, and should you use it?

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The Changing Face of Children's Online Enemies
While the Internet is a popular tool for people of all ages, its dark side can extend to younger users. Preventative measures can keep your computer and your family safe from predators.

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State Takes on Spyware
Tipped by consumer complaints, the state of Washington is suing a movie download service on charges of using spyware to promote business.

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Protect Yourself Against Your Search Engine CNET
Every day, millions of people put their trust in the hands of the search engine on their computer to guide them through the massive amounts of information available on the Internet. And every day, those same search engines are tracking the movement of computer users around the world. CNET releases some FAQs on the subject.

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Spyware Newsbits

New Targets in Detection [August 2006]
Protect your privacy with a complete list of new targets for August 2006.

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Fun Forum FAQs
In August:
New topics: 707
Posts: 3,534
Views: 184,732
New member registrations: 1,853
Overall Stats:
Lavasoft has 8,041 registered members, a total of 15,499 posts, and the most users ever online was 1,291 on June 28, 2006, 11:11 AM
 
McAfee Plays Fair Again
And we quote, "Several products that were previously marked as incompatible will no longer be flagged (this includes Ad-Aware)." McAfee has patched their updated virus scan, and now both Ad-Aware SE and McAfee users are sighing with relief. Read more at McAfee's forum
 
Spy Sweeper Conflict Solved
As reported by one of our Lavasoft forum members in August, Webroot has updated Spy Sweeper and fixed all conflicts with Ad-Aware SE. Read more at the Lavasoft Forum
Ad-Aware SE Lands People's Choice Award, Yet Again!
The people have spoken! It's confirmed: Ad-Aware SE is a favorite among computer users around the world. Read more

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