May 2008
Ad-Aware 2008 BETA

It’s Beta time here at Lavasoft, and that means the release of the new and improved version of Ad-Aware is just around the corner. Ad-Aware 2008 will be released before the end of the month. Keep reading for the inside scoop – you won’t want to miss the new features of this new version!

Also in this issue: many of you already know that identity theft is a serious and growing problem, made easier for scammers by the Internet. If you use Ad-Aware and other security software, you’re on the right track, but there are added precautions you should be taking. See our second article for more information.

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Coming Soon: Ad-Aware 2008
The new twists you won’t want to miss.

Protecting Your Identity
The bottom line for cyber scammers? Your personal information.

Profile: Daily Freeware Podcasters
Two Ad-Aware users are spreading the word on protecting your privacy.



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New Targets in Detection
Protect your privacy with a complete list of new targets for April 2008. Check out our new, easy-to-read chart!

Threat Check
Find out which threats have been creating the most buzz among Ad-Aware users this past month.

Bad Behavior
This month’s pick is a topic which has been stirring up controversy and discussion – Phorm.

   
 
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$240 Million Amount of US dollars lost to web-based crime and fraud during 2007, as reported to the Internet Crime Complaint Center.
Source: 2007 Internet Crime Report

Identity theft is the fraudulent use of an individual’s personal information to steal money or get other benefits by pretending to be someone else.
Source: Wikipedia.org

It’s springtime and that means it’s the proverbial time to tackle the grime that’s built up in our homes over the past months – don’t leave out your PC! Get easy spring cleaning tips.

“I would like to thank you. I have been using Lavasoft’s Ad-Aware for several years…I have and continue to value your support in not allowing my machine to become a "zombie" that becomes a risk to other computer users within Australia and globally. Along with other security capabilities, it forms an integral part of my personal defenses.”
Harry in Adelaide, Australia

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