Another Rogue Site

by santonov on May 21st, 2007 in Security Alerts.

Another rogue site was discovered today.

www[dot]adaware-com[dot]com

We post these in the hopes of educating computer users everywhere - please be careful with the sites you order your product from.


Researchers from Google surveyed billions of sites and analyzed 4.5 million web pages, showing the sheer volume of web-based malware.


Harmonized Horses

by santonov on May 11th, 2007 in Riff Raff.

Even in Sweden we need a break now and then from the seriousness that surrounds us. Enjoy!

Harmonized Horses

Make sure to click on the horses.


Over the weekend, more than four exploits for a vulnerability in the Windows domain name system (DNS) service were published, increasing the chances of a widespread attack; exploits may aid cyber-criminals in creating malicious code to compromise systems through the vulnerability.


Tax Season Threats

by santonov on April 13th, 2007 in Security Alerts.

Hackers and phishers are giving tax payers another reason to dread tax season. Stressing out about filing your taxes on time may seem like a lot to deal with, but for those filing returns online, there are even more concerns.


Todays security update: play it safe by getting your news from legitimate sources and not from attachments in your e-mail.


Easter the Swedish Way

by santonov on April 5th, 2007 in Riff Raff.

Did you all notice our bunny ears on the Lavasoft logo? Happy Easter everyone!

With the holiday around the corner, we thought we would take this opportunity to educate all of you on Swedish traditions.


The Lavasoft Support Center team has received a number of e-mails lately from Ad-Aware SE users experiencing ISP/Error Retrieving Updates issues.

An Ad-Aware SE warning reading "Error retrieving updates" was popping up when performing a web update. It interrupted at 5% download completion.

This has been resolved.


Microsoft plans to release an urgent fix Tuesday for the latest Windows flaw that could affect in excess of 200 million Windows users.

The .ANI vulnerability exploits the way most modern versions of Windows process animated cursors in the ANI file format.


Lavasoft is looking to change how companies around the world track user behavior via the Internet.

Lavasoft security analysts recently completed an in-depth analysis of 3rd party tracking behavior from the four cookie distributors in Sweden. As a result, 3rd party tracking cookies from three of the four companies, including Research International, were submitted in the Detection Database at Lavasoft, causing widespread disruption to user behavior tracking across several of the countrys largest and most visited news and auction web sites.


Spring Cleaning!

by santonov on March 21st, 2007 in Security Tips.

Today is the first day of Spring! Luckily, today here in Sweden we have blue skies and sunshine to help usher in the ever-welcome season.

If you haven't had a look at the gunk that has loaded up on your computer and is squashing its performance, today is the perfect time to take half an hour and do a little system spring cleaning.