High-Tech Ideas

by Erin on June 29th, 2007 in Riff Raff.

Ever wonder what kind of cool developments are in store for the future of computing?

PC Magazine has published Five Ideas That Will Reinvent Modern Computing, giving a round-up of its favorite projects in the works at leading tech research labs.


Registering Your Product

by Erin on June 27th, 2007 in Lavasoft Products.

We are currently experiencing technical issues with product registration and we are working hard to get everything back online as soon as possible.

We apologize for the inconvenience.


Saying that computer users play a huge role in their own security is stating the obvious. But as malware evolves and gets nastier, being alert to online threats is a critical part of staying safe online.

For an interesting read on the evolution of malware - past, present, and lessons to be learned to keep you safe in the future - take a look at Roger A. Grimes' article on InfoWorld.


A malware attack that has been underway since late last week compromised more than 10,000 websites by Monday morning, reports say.

Attackers have hit targets throughout the world, yet more than 80 percent of the infections are on Italian websites.


There has been ongoing debate surrounding two dueling spyware bills, the Spy Act and I-Spy, which have been making their way through the U.S. Congress.


The U.S. FBI has released news that its "Operation Bot Roast" has identified over one million victim computer IP addresses being used in criminal activity. The arrest of three men accused of using the army of hijacked computers for spam related crime was also announced.


Patch Tuesday Spoof

by Erin on June 12th, 2007 in Security Alerts.

Just in time for Microsofts monthly security patch release, online scammers have been sending out fake security alerts by e-mail, in an attempt to install malware onto computer users' PCs, reports say.

The e-mail message promises a "Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer" but actually hides a Trojan. Clicking the link to download the "update" will take you to a server that attempts to install a malicious executable file.


Star Reviews

by Erin on June 11th, 2007 in Lavasoft Products.

The verdict is in: Ad-Aware 2007 Free is getting rave editorial reviews through our worldwide download portals.


After extensive in-house testing and thanks to a three-month beta testing process with over 335,000 registered testers worldwide, Ad-Aware 2007 has arrived! (Take a look at Tom Spring's PC World article "Lavasoft's Updated Spyware Zapper: Ad-Aware 2007.")

Visit www.lavasoft.com today to purchase Ad-Aware 2007 Plus or Pro version. Want to try the product first? Download our no-strings attached Ad-Aware 2007 Free version, also available at several popular IT sites like Download.com, MajorGeeks.com, or PC World.


A Connecticut, USA judge has granted a new trial for the so-called "Spyware Teacher" Julie Amero, who was facing up to 40 years behind bars after being convicted of exposing students to pornography on a classroom computer.

According to reports, the computer that had been the subject of debate in the trial was sent to a state laboratory following the trial, and those findings may contradict the testimony that had been presented by a state computer expert.


That's right - Ad-Aware 2007 will be released worldwide on June 7.

In case you missed the update in Lavasoft News, take a look below at the features included in Ad-Aware 2007 Pro.

What's New in Ad-Aware 2007 Pro?
-Redesigned Engine - Benefit from superior program flexibility and more accurate scanning methods with all-new program architecture.


Spam update:

Robert Soloway, considered "one of the most persistent professional spammers" by Spamhaus, has been arrested following an indictment by a grand jury in Washington, USA on charges of mail fraud, identity theft, fraud and money laundering.

If convicted, Soloway faces fines of over $772,000 U.S. and could potentially face up to 65 years in prison.