Ad-Aware Goes Back to Basics to Power Up on Security
Our beta testing process comes to a close late this month as we make the final tweaks to the newest Ad-Aware program. And that’s good news for all of our Ad-Aware users around the globe – the release of this powered up product is just around the corner.
When the new version debuts on January 20, 2009, you’ll see exciting new changes to this anti-malware software you know and trust.
“The launch of the latest version of Ad-Aware brings us back to the core of our business, delivering the solution our customers require to stay safe despite the extensive threats that face all computer users today – a user-friendly tool that provides cutting-edge detection, blocking and removal of malware without all of the extra bells and whistles that complicate other programs,” says Lavasoft CEO Jason King.
How, specifically, are we making that happen? New changes to the detection technology include heuristics scans – that’s how we find and block the absolute latest malware threats – and an integrated Ad-Watch Live! real-time protection. That means that Ad-Aware will not only root out and detect today’s most prevalent threats with an extensive database of over 2 million threats, but it will also protect you from those not yet identified in our signature database.
On top of that, this new version provides ultimate resource efficiency with dramatic improvements to the strain on your system's resources. Those that have tested the Beta have seen the staggering results; the memory use has been tested at a minimum of 15 times lower than your existing Ad-Aware version!
This release has something for all of our users, freeware and paying customers alike. If you have Ad-Aware Plus or Pro, you’ll be protected by a complete first line of defense with this new version. Our freeware users will also get a new surge of protection with the changes coming to Ad-Aware Free.
Want to see the results for yourself, and help us to put the new version through its paces? Keep reading to find out how to join our global team of beta testers. If beta testing is not for you, watch for the final release in January!
Join the Global Team of Beta Testers
If you’re registered as a beta tester with Lavasoft, log-in to our dedicated Beta Center now to download the beta. You’ll find all the resources you need in the Beta Center - submit bug reports, collaborate directly with developers, share ideas and opinions, and exchange feedback and information with other testers through our dedicated forum.
This time, in order to more thoroughly test each section of the product, the Beta is being released incrementally, with each release building on the functionality of the previous one. With Beta 1 and 2, we focused initially on testing the scanning process, then on the real-time protection feature. Stay tuned for Beta 3, which will be released in early December.
Not registered as a beta tester? Sign-up now on our Beta page and join others from around the world in putting our product to the test, so we can deliver the best protection offered in our industry – for you, everyone you know, and so many more!