Lavasoft News - November 2006

Launch of

We hope by now you have had the opportunity to visit the new-and-improved Lavasoft website, which is a reflection of both Lavasoft's mission and your individual requests. If not, make sure you visit today!

As always, we strive to create anti-spyware solutions that are simple enough for new users to understand, with the advanced capabilities that computer experts desire. The straightforward, comprehensive language we use in the new website is also based on this idea.

After receiving over 20,000 responses from our online web survey earlier this year, we have responded directly to your wishes. The tone of the new Lavasoft website is lighter and brighter. It is effortless to navigate through, well-organized, and easy to understand.

Make sure you take a look at the Product Comparison Chart, which allows you to easily identify the product features that best fit your individual needs.

Under Support, you will find the Support Center, previously known as the Customer Center, where customers can log in to quickly find everything they need, from detailed FAQs to product resources.

If you are new to malware threats or wish to brush up on your knowledge, the Spyware Education Center is a convenient way to access statistics, a glossary of key terms, and protection tips.

The Security Center, formerly Lavasoft Research, also has a new name, but still provides you with continuous solutions to the latest tough malware and spyware threats. Project Eco, with its five malware removal tools, is a testament to our security analysts' rapid response to supply you the means to combat the latest hard-hitting security threats. You might also want to take a peak at our straightforward Threat Analysis Index (TAI), previously Threat Assessment Chart (TAC), to learn how we analyze threats to your security.

Launching a new website to include all of the information that millions of users rely on is no small task. With several brand new browser releases, we are paying special attention to how that affects website users. We are interested in hearing from any users that are having problems accessing information; please send an e-mail to

Be assured that we are optimizing our website at every opportunity.

"We are extremely pleased with the design of our new website, and the response from our customers has been very positive," said Michael Helander, Director of Communications and Public Relations at Lavasoft. "The focus now is on identifying and developing new features and information that we will distribute to our global network of users through the website, continuing our mission to provide privacy protection and a secure cyber environment for the over 200 million individuals that use Lavasoft software."

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Spyware Stats
81% of home computers lack core protection (updated anti-virus software, a firewall and spyware protection).

38% of home computers lack any spyware protection software.
Source: National Cyber Security Alliance

Trojan horse

Term of the Month
A Trojan, or Trojan horse, as it's usually known, is a malicious program disguised as, or embedded within, legitimate software. It is derived from the classical myth of the Trojan horse. Compared to other types of malware, like viruses or worms, Trojan horse programs cannot operate autonomously. Just as the Greeks needed the Trojans to bring the horse inside for their plan to work, Trojan horse programs depend on actions by the intended victims.

Tech Tips
Like millions of others, you are likely being bombarded with e-mail spam. Before you report the abuse to someone's ISP or domain administration, know that the sender could actually be a victim. Worms can spoof the sender's name; sometimes even the headers can be forged. Read Mary Landesman's tips on how to look up an IP address here at

Project Eco logotype

Re-Launch of Project Eco
Whether you consider the Greek or Roman origins, the word 'Eco' means the same thing...home. It is a term that denotes where we live and the environment that surrounds us. Lavasoft is proud to present Project Eco as a testament to our strong and unwavering commitment to protecting your environment. Read more here.

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