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Voting has kicked off in Lavasoft’s first ever Skin Design Contest. Vote now for your favorite skin to help choose the final design that will be featured in the release of the new version of Ad-Aware!
And for all of you designers and artists out there – skin design submissions will be open until August 20. Those taking part in our closed beta testing can log-in to MyLavasoft now for more details on how to create and submit your design.
We’ve been updating you from time to time with bits of news about our upcoming new version of Ad-Aware. Now that the Ad-Aware launch is only weeks away, we would like to take a minute to make sure that you’re all aware of the upcoming launch and the added security it will bring.
Home computer users have to contend with a variety of threats that attempt to upstage their privacy and security each and every time they use the Internet. For organizations, the stakes are even higher: undetected malware on business computers can lead to theft of customers' confidential data, network corruption, and considerable financial damage due to lost working time.
As our select group of registered beta testers know, in preparation of the next major Ad-Aware release on August 25, 2009, closed beta testing for the new version is now underway. We’re looking forward to working with our seasoned group of testers to help us fine-tune this new version and make sure it’s everything that you need and want it to be.
Thinking of upgrading to a new computer? Make sure you have a plan for the old one.
Most of us have very active online lives; that goes hand in hand with using our computers to help store our important digital data – from online shopping receipts to tax-related records to banking information.
Here at Lavasoft, we keep a very close eye on the wants and needs of our customers to ensure that we’re bringing you the advanced solutions you require to safeguard your online privacy and security. With these current needs in mind, and in order to focus on future key solutions to protect your privacy, as of June 8, 2009, we will no longer offer new sales of our stand-alone anti-virus product, Lavasoft Anti-Virus Helix.
As a follow-up to our recent warning on misleading sites selling Ad-Aware – we’ve come across additional websites that you should be aware of as you browse the Web for the best deals.
The following sites are selling copies of Ad-Aware that are either not legitimate or are no longer supported by Lavasoft:
An important notice for any users of our Ad-Aware SE software –
As of March 31, 2009, technical support and Definitions File updates will be discontinued for Ad-Aware SE Plus, Ad-Aware SE Professional and Ad-Aware SE Enterprise.
If you use Ad-Aware SE, please upgrade to the latest version of Ad-Aware – Ad-Aware Anniversary Edition – in order to stay protected from online threats; Definitions File threat updates for Ad-Aware SE will not be issued after the end of the month.
A word of caution to all of you online shoppers browsing the Web for the best buys: if it looks too good to be true, it just may be.
We’ve recently come across a website that is misrepresenting itself as a Lavasoft affiliate, and selling copies of our Ad-Aware Pro software that are not legitimate or supported by our company.
We're happy to announce that reviewers around the world are taking notice of the new, lighter, faster version of Ad-Aware Anniversary Edition. But more importantly, we're getting great feedback from our users. Here are a few examples of what people from around the globe are saying:
"I would like to let you know that the Anniversary Edition is more powerful than Ad-Aware 2008 Pro....You did a great job of just not tweaking it but building a better system."
-Joe in Bowie, USA
"Thank you for your prompt reply and help. Yes I have downloaded the Anniversary edition and what a great improvement it is. I am thrilled with all the new features. Congratulations to all at Lavasoft for a job well done."
- Terry, New Zealand
"I have been using Ad-Aware for many years" Last week I downloaded your free Anniversary Edition. It works better, easier to use than the former one. In a few words: "It is really great." ...Just wanted to say thank you for your new free Anniversary Edition. Besides my comments, this e-mail has the intention of expressing my sincere: "Thank you so very much for offering this type of great programs to people all over the world."
- Gerd, Bolivia
We're proud to announce: Ad-Aware Anniversary Edition - Free, Plus, and Pro versions are now available!
Building on 10 years of advanced malware detection, Ad-Aware Anniversary Edition provides comprehensive malware protection without loading down your system's resources, bringing you the core competence you need to stay safe online. Visit our Ad-Aware Free, Plus and Pro product pages now to see the new and improved features of each new version.
Ad-Aware Anniversary Edition is significantly lighter and faster than our own previous versions, as well as many of our top competitors. According to our extensive research, Ad-Aware Anniversary Edition:
- Uses 74% less memory than Ad-Aware 2008.
- Only uses 18% of the CPU during scans - nearly 60% less resources than the previous version, and considerably less than each competitor product tested, including AVG, Kaspersky, Norton, and PC Tools.
- Scans 36 MB per second - faster than each competitor product tested, and over 4 times faster than AVG's.
To see how our new products performance stacks up against previous versions and the top anti-virus and anti-spyware products on the market today, see our Performance and Cleanup Comparison now.
Remember, if you have a valid Ad-Aware Plus or Pro license, update to the new version free of charge through the Lavasoft Support Center. Follow these three easy steps:
1. Log-in to the Support Center and download Ad-Aware Anniversary Edition from the download link option in the "Your Licenses" menu.
2. Start the installation. The previous version (Ad-Aware 2008) will be automatically uninstalled before installing Ad-Aware Anniversary Edition.
3. Ad-Aware Anniversary Edition will recognize your previous license information and the Plus or Pro features will be activated automatically when the program is started.