At Lavasoft, we strive to continuously improve the level of protection we bring to you and our community, to ensure that you have all the tools you need to stay safe online. This past year, we have listened long and hard to all the feedback we have received, including user comments and reviews, to try to understand how we can continue to improve our products.



Lavasoft recently launched a new version of the Registry Tuner. All Registry Tuner users with an active license will be able to upgrade to the new version, free of charge. 



A huge amount of personal data was exposed in a recent Sony hack. Today, Sony disclosed that the security breach affecting almost 77 million PlayStation Network users, may also have affected 24.5 million users of Sony Online Entertainment, making this the largest personal data heist in history.


We are proud to announce that the folks at TopTenReviews have awarded Ad-Aware Pro and Ad-Aware Total Security their Excellence Award. Thanks TopTenReviews!





We are very happy to announce that both Ad-Aware Pro and Ad-Aware Free have received the prestigious Editors’ Choice from PC Magazine for superior performance in both malware blocking and malware removal. The Editors' Choice is awarded to products and services that stand out from and above similar products in their categories, according to PCMag.


We are proud to announce that a major update to Ad-Aware was just released. Other companies may hold their new technologies for the next year’s major launch, but not Lavasoft – we’re going to give them to you as we develop them, so you can benefit with a boost to your online protection now! 


Cyber Monday, the official start of the online holiday shopping season, is here. Two thirds of computer users plan to shop and / or research online this holiday season. There's little wonder why cyber thieves go into high gear this time of year - they simply follow the money to make the most profits. Surrounded by the comforts of your home, it's easy to lose sights of this.


Tips on how to protect your privacy while using location-based services.


A few weeks ago, Facebook launched its new location-based service called Facebook Places. The feature lets users check in to different locations, via smartphones, and to share their location with their Facebook friends. It also gives users the option to “tag” friends who are with them at that same location.
Just as any location-based service would, this raises a multitude of security and privacy issues.


Facebook’s “Like” button – which gives users the ability to like comments, posts, links and pages – is one of the most popular features on the site. But for a long time, a huge number of people have been asking for the ability to give thumbs down as well – with a “Dislike” button – making it a prime target for scammers. The latest scam involves “the official dislike button”, which in actuality is a rogue application.


Just to be clear – there is currently no such thing as an official Dislike button.


We are very proud to announce that Lavasoft’s Ad-Aware Pro has been awarded the prestigious VB100 award.


In a comparative test published in Virus Bulletin’s August issue, Ad-Aware achieved one of the top results for malware detection. Virus Bulletin independently tests anti-virus products and those products which pass the tests are awarded the VB100. The test review covers a range of criteria, including detection rates, design and usability, and performance.



We are very proud to announce the release of the new Ad-Aware line-up!





And this time, we give you two very important and exciting changes!


A columnist at the News and Observer recently wrote an article called “How To Safely Clear Your Computer of Spyware” and referred readers to Lavasoft’s Ad-Aware software. However, some users ran into trouble when they tried to download Ad-Aware Free. We’d like to pass on that news so you can see why it’s so important to be careful what you click.