Attention Ad-Aware users: we have news for you! We’re going to be rolling out two exciting new changes in the upcoming July Ad-Aware release –

1. Anti-virus is soon to be included in Ad-Aware Free

2. An all-new Ad-Aware product is on the way


Do we share too much private information online? Is what we share – both deliberately and inadvertently – and what we click putting our privacy and security at risk?


The FIFA World Cup, known to be the world’s most widely-viewed sporting event, begins this week, on June 11. 

A growing trend seen by online security experts is for scammers to take advantage of the latest breaking news and major worldwide events to distribute malware and con potential victims. And, unfortunately, the World Cup is a prime opportunity for cyber criminals to do just that.

How can you avoid becoming the latest victim?


We’re pleased to announce that a new version of Ad-Aware Business Edition is now available – providing powerful, centrally managed endpoint malware protection to businesses of all shapes and sizes (from small companies with 25 workstations up to large enterprises with over 100,000 client machines.)

What will you find in the new version? Ad-Aware Business Edition includes: advanced, real-time online protection against viruses, spyware, rootkits, and blended malware, the layered protection of Genotype detection technology and behavior-based heuristical detection to find and block unknown and emerging attacks, centralized, flexible client management allowing the IT admin to manage policies and tasks, and easy installation and deployment of new clients – including the option to use standard Windows Active Directory.

To learn more, read the official news release or visit the Ad-Aware Business Edition product page on the Lavasoft website.


PC Advisor recently outlined its list of the best free software downloads – showing computer users incredibly useful downloads available to power-up your PC.

We’re pleased to report that Lavasoft’s Ad-Aware software was highlighted as one of the Best Ever Freebies – among the top 10 products that are, in PC Advisor’s words, “…classics worthy of any desktop…”


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!


Rogue security software, often referred to as scareware, is one of the biggest challenges that computer users are faced with right now. Taking the form of legitimate-looking anti-virus, anti-spyware and anti-malware products, these rogue applications look to be beneficial from a security perspective but provide little or no security, generate misleading alerts, or attempt to lure users into participating in fraudulent transactions - blurring the lines between genuine software and applications that put you in harm’s way.

In order to help you clearly see what programs are considered rogue – and avoid them – Lavasoft Malware Labs is proud to introduce a brand new site: the Rogue Gallery.


We have an Ad-Aware update that we’d like to call your attention to today. About one year ago, we added a rogue security program called Winiguard into Ad-Aware’s Detection Database, in order to keep you safe from yet another program that peddles itself as legitimate security software in an attempt to exploit computer users. But this story doesn’t end there.


A new edition of the Softonic Awards is underway, and that means the race is on to see which software viewers pick as the best in 2009 across different categories and platforms.


Computer Weekly is now running its second annual IT Blog Awards 2009 contest. The Lavasoft blog has been nominated this year in the “IT Security” category.

We need your help - if we’re among your favorite security blogs, please take a moment to help us out by casting a vote for Lavasoft! Details here.



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.