Best of Blog 2007

by Mattias on December 31st, 2007 in Security Tips.

Since we are closing the book on 2007, we wanted to look back and highlight a couple of the most interesting posts of the past year in a couple of different categories.

Security Tips

The infamous "Storm Worm" malware is at it again - this time changing tactics to be in line with the holidays. Following an onslaught on Christmas Eve, when holiday-themed spam spread to tempt users to visit a malicious X-rated website, security researchers are now spotting New Years e-greeting cards with similar ill-willed intentions.


Office Gnome

by Wolfa on December 21st, 2007 in Everyday Life at Lavasoft.

Lavasoft News Redesigned

by Tobias on December 20th, 2007 in Lavasoft Products.

The December edition of Lavasoft News was the premiere for a new design of the newsletter and we would like to thank all of our readers who wrote in with positive feedback. In order to give the newsletter a more coherent feel, we overhauled the design, both in terms of appearance and content.


Tune-Up Your PC

by Erin on December 20th, 2007 in Lavasoft Products.

With the New Year just around the corner, it's the perfect time for fresh starts and new beginnings. Make a resolution to fix-up or maintain your PC. Lavasoft is helping you do that with the release of our new tool, Lavasoft Registry Tuner.

Errors and debris in the registry are among the most common causes of PC performance problems. The effect: a slow-running computer, often accompanied by freezing and system crashes.


Bot Roast, Part Two

by Erin on December 17th, 2007 in Industry and Security News.

This past summer, the U.S. FBI announced the results of Operation Bot Roast, its ongoing cyber crime crackdown, launched to battle the growing botnet threat.

The second phase of the investigation against computer crime perpetrators, dubbed Bot Roast II, has resulted in a new string of arrests. To date, as a result of the ongoing investigation:


Web Luciability

by Wolfa on December 14th, 2007 in Everyday Life at Lavasoft.

Saint Lucia

(Yes, it is one of those strange Swedish traditions.)


"Loss from online fraud in the U.S. is projected to reach $3.6 billion this year, up 20 percent from last year, according to a CyberSource survey." 


The stats from the Ballot Box poll currently on our homepage show that over 65 percent of Lavasoft website visitors are very worried about online threats this shopping season.