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Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday, the kickoff of the online holiday shopping season, is just around the corner. As you scour the Web for everything on your holiday wish list, keep in mind that there’s more to smart shopping than just being a bargain hunter; prepare yourself for opportunistic cyber crooks with our tips, below.

Keep reading the rest of the December news as Lavasoft Malware Labs takes a look back at the threats we faced this past year. Plus, find out about the new addition to the Lavasoft product family that has computer users and reviewers around the world talking: Ad-Aware Game Edition.

From all of us here at Lavasoft, we wish you safe surfing this season – and happy holidays!

Best regards,
Erin Earley
Editor, Lavasoft News
editor@lavasoft.com

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How to Shop Safely on Cyber Monday and Beyond
What you need to know to safely surf the sales this holiday shopping season – and skip the scams. Plus, 12 tips to put to use today!

The Year in Malware – A 2009 Review
Malware Labs at Lavasoft gives an exclusive look at the state of malware in 2009, and how it affects your online security.

New Lavasoft Product: Ad-Aware Game Edition
Find out what this new Ad-Aware spin-off and its companion website, ShieldPowerUp.com, mean for gamers and online entertainment fans.

Gift It: Ad-Aware Game Edition

New Targets in Detection
Visit the Lavasoft Malware Labs blog to protect your privacy with new targets for November 2009.

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

Bad Behavior
Do you, or someone you know, have upcoming travel plans to the United States? If so, this month’s topic – ESTA scams – is a must-read.

BY THE NUMBERS
There’s little wonder why cyber thieves go into high gear this time of year – they simply follow the money to make the most profits. US online sales are expected to rise this year by 8%. Online retails sales in November and December are expected to reach $44.7 billion.
Source: Forrester Research, Inc, Reuters
TIPS & TACTICS
Learn more about the Windows 7 operating system, your security, and your Ad-Aware software’s compatibility.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“...the first company I’ve seen that actually gets inside the gamer’s head... Lavasoft has really taken the time to consider what gamers might want in a security product. Limiting interruptions is just the beginning...this could become the preferred anti-malware tool for gamers.”
-PC Magazine article on Ad-Aware Game Edition
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