History of Malware

by News Editor on November 5th, 2013 in Researcher Comments.

This month, our friends from TopTenReviews are sharing with us their findings on the histroy of malware and how it has evolved over the years.

Malware is the collective term for viruses, Trojan horses and other malicious software that can infect your computer. Over the years, these harmful items have evolved and can affect smartphones and tablets as well. It is worth exploring the history of malware to see how it has changed over time.


Say Hello to Ad-Aware 11, the future of antimalware software.

We at Lavasoft are excited to announce the long awaited Ad-Aware 11 is finally here! We have made major improvements in making Ad-Aware 11 by far our best software update yet. Ad-Aware 11 now has a revamped design that is sleek and fresh and also has powerful new features and enhanced protection against malware. We are certain that you are going to be impressed with what we have in store for you.


Ad-Aware Total Security 11 is a paid upgrade to Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ and provides the most comprehensive line of defense against the most extreme forms of malware and cyber threats as well as a complete privacy feature set. It adds a fully customizable parental control, digital encryption and advanced file shredder to our Ad-Aware Pro Edition. It is available in the following languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Simplified Chinese, Georgian, Russian, Portuguese, Polish, Hungarian & Ukrainian.


The best free protection for your PC
Complementing its proprietary anti-spyware technology with one of the best antivirus engines available today (Bitdefender), Ad-Aware 11 features a packed, lean and powerful anti-malware solution, without the conflicts or slow-downs typically associated with running multiple security programs.


Ad-Aware Personal Security 11 is a paid upgrade to Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ and provides advanced antivirus and anti-spyware protection as well as a complete set of anti-phishing features. It builds upon Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + and completes it with safe online banking and shopping functionality, real-time web filters against online scams and the ability to scan external storage devices. It is available in the following languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Simplified Chinese, Georgian, Russian, Portuguese, Polish, Hungarian & Ukrainian.




Ad-Aware Pro Security 11 is a paid upgrade to Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ and provides our most advanced anti-spyware and antivirus detection and threat blocking algorithms. It adds a powerful two-way firewall, advanced protection and real-time email protection to our Ad-Aware Personal Edition.
It is available in the following languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Simplified Chinese, Georgian, Russian, Portuguese, Polish, Hungarian & Ukrainian.


Everyone at Lavasoft has been very hard at work in building the next-generation anti-malware solution. We are very excited to announce that we will be releasing very soon what we believe will become the new market standard in free security software. We call it Ad-Aware 11.


Whether you’re headed back to college, high school, middle school, or elementary school, the back-to-school season is now in full-swing! While students are getting back into the swing of doing things (school related), it’s also likely they will be spending more time on the computer... Laptops, tablets and other small electronic devices are becoming an integral part of a student’s life.


Lavasoft News has compiled a list of "security shorts" - summaries of other online security stories making news and headlines around the security world this past month...





So far the responses and reviews for Ad-Aware 11 Beta have been tremendously positive! We're really close in launching and are currently doing the finishing touches, ensuring that the Ad-Aware 11 Free will be the best free anti-malware application out there.





There no doubt that spam is a major issue for most internet users. Since the celebrated arrival of email, spammers have found it to be a suitable medium to promote their products and services. Spam has evolved from consisting of harmless advertisements to becoming a carrier of dangerous viruses and other applications that can damage your computer. These junk emails are also known to cause identity theft wherein a user’s personal details are hijacked by the spammers through devious means.


We've all encountered it. We’re all familiar with it… We’ve all seen those irritating alerts when using our computers. Those pop up messages that are continuously popping up at the bottom right corner of your screen. Ahhhh…. The joys of software updates.