Coming Soon: Ad-Aware 2008
As an Internet user, you know that cyber criminals are relentlessly upping their tactics to get past your defenses. That’s why, at Lavasoft, we work even harder to bring you new features and technology to better protect your online privacy and security. Our security solution: Ad-Aware 2008. Ready for a sneak peek at the fresh features of the new version?
- Integrated Anti-Virus Protection
Our powerful anti-spyware software now includes extended anti-virus protection for Ad-Aware 2008 Plus and Pro versions.
- Improved Rootkit Removal System
Our amplified rootkit removal technology addresses today’s threat framework.
- Bigger and Better Detection
Lavasoft’s new extended anti-virus engine boosts detection to include over one million additional virus and malware threats.
- Substantially Reduced Use of Computer Memory
Plus and Pro users will notice a significant reduction in computer memory used while in watchguard mode.
- 64-Bit Platform Support
Ad-Aware 2008 Free, Plus and Pro versions will have full 64-bit platform support as well as Windows Vista compatibility.
- Faster Updates
New download compression results in faster product updates for users on all systems.
- Lavasoft ThreatWork
Direct access to submit suspicious files for analysis via ThreatWork, an alliance of global anti-spyware security volunteers actively fighting online threats.
By all counts, the amount of malware online grows exponentially on a daily basis. An estimated 5.5 million malware programs were released online last year, according to AV Test Labs; that number has increased four times since 2006 and by at least 15 times since 2005.
At the same time, the industry itself is evolving, with cyber crime growing in sophistication and even mimicking real-world crime tactics. Malware writers are now stealthily blending threats – made up of different types of malicious software, combining traditional forms of spyware with traditional forms of viruses – in order to infiltrate PCs.
“Our primary focus with our flagship Ad-Aware product is, and will continue to be, to provide computer users with protection against deceptive and malicious spyware. However, as the malware industry adapts so, too, must our technology,” says Lavasoft CEO Jason King.
“Ad-Aware 2008 will meet the needs of today’s computer users by providing a resource-friendly tool which protects our customers against the most dangerous types of online infiltrations - spyware, malware, and viruses.”
For a limited time this month, take advantage of our special offer on Ad-Aware 2007 Plus and Pro – not only will you save 15%, you’ll get the 2008 version with all its fresh features for free upon its release. All existing Lavasoft customers with a valid Ad-Aware 2007 license will be eligible to update to the new 2008 version completely free of charge.
Become a Beta Tester Today!
The Ad-Aware 2008 Beta testing process is now in full swing, with the official commercial release of the product set for May 21.
Join our 335,000+ beta testers and check out the new and improved Ad-Aware to put the program through its paces. We count on your feedback to help us shape the final product. Register today in the Lavasoft Security Center. If beta testing is not for you, watch for the release of Ad-Aware 2008
on May 21.
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 Brian Krebs, Washington Post, “Firms Struggle Against Web Viruses”, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/19/AR2008031903614.html,
March 20, 2008.