Today, we updated our anti-malware software, bringing you new features that will give a boost to your security whether you use Ad-Aware Free, Ad-Aware Plus, or Ad-Aware Pro.


An important notice for any users of Ad-Aware 2008 –

As of January 31, 2010, technical support and Definitions File threat updates will be discontinued for Ad-Aware 2008.

To stay safe online, make sure to use the current version of Ad-Aware. You can see which version you’re using through Ad-Aware’s interface – just click the ‘About’ button.

Current version:

Ad-Aware 2008:

If you use Ad-Aware 2008, please download and install the latest version of Ad-Aware (version 8.1.4) in order to stay protected from online threats. Here’s how to upgrade:

  • For those with an Ad-Aware 2008 license -

You are eligible to download and install the latest version of Ad-Aware free of charge through the Lavasoft Support Center. If you need a new license, please visit our Ad-Aware product pages.

  • For those using Ad-Aware 2008 Free -

You can download and install the latest version of Ad-Aware Free here.
(Your 2008 version will be replaced during the installation process.)


The results of the Softonic awards – where users pick the best software in 2009 across different categories and platforms – are in. And, the win in the 'Best Anti-Spyware’ category … for its 'advanced protection against all sorts of malware'…goes to…

Ad-Aware!


What's New in Ad-Aware?

by Erin on November 16th, 2009 in Lavasoft Products.

You may have seen our blog post last week giving you a look at the new Ad-Aware Game Edition, the spin-off of Ad-Aware that provides protection to gamers as they play.

Did you know that we also have a video tutorial available on the latest version of Ad-Aware? Have a look below to get a good, brief overview of Ad-Aware Internet Security.



It’s an exciting day for us here at Lavasoft. And, we think it will be for gamers around the world once they get wind of this news: Lavasoft has just launched a new version of our flagship security software – a spin-off of Ad-Aware that’s aimed specifically at online gamers and entertainment fans, providing protection as you play.


October saw Ad-Aware reach another milestone in its history with the launch of Ad-Aware in Swedish!

It has long confused people that a company based in Sweden has a flagship product which doesn’t speak the company’s native tongue, but the truth be known, many in the Lavasoft family do not speak Swedish either! As a truly global company, we have around 15 nationalities represented in our headquarters, based in Gothenburg, so English has always been the company language.


Since its public release on October 22, there’s been quite a bit of talk on Windows 7, and whether or not you should upgrade now to the new operating system. And, you’ve more than likely had your fill on news on this for the time being. We have, though, received some questions in from users on our Ad-Aware software’s compatibility, so we’d like to take a moment to address this, and let you know that - yes - here at Lavasoft, we’re ready!


The wait is over: the new version of Ad-Aware is now available!


You’ve heard by now that the new 2010 version of Ad-Aware will soon be hitting the market. Thanks to all our users around the world waiting patiently for more news on our upcoming Ad-Aware release. The public launch date will be … October 13, 2009! So, stay tuned next Tuesday, when you’ll see first-hand the power-packed improvements to our anti-malware technology, new easy-to-use features, fresh community initiatives, and more!


Are you satisfied with your Ad-Aware software? Help us to get the word out! Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine have kicked off the 2009 Community Choice Awards, allowing YOU to decide which products and services get chosen to be recognized in each of their IT product award categories. Lavasoft's Ad-Aware is up for the vote in the following categories:

  • Best Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware Product
  • Best Security Product
  • Best Free or Open Source IT Tool
  • Best Vendor Tech Support


As you know, here at Lavasoft, we’re gearing up for the release of the new and improved version of Ad-Aware. While our original public launch date of August 25 has been slightly delayed, we’re still pushing to deliver the all-new version – with its advanced anti-malware technology, easy-to-use features, and new community-based initiatives – to you as soon as possible.