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We're so excited to inform you that Ad-Aware Personal Security was thoroughly tested by the Quality Control team at Microsoft and has passed the Windows 8 Compatibility test.

Ad-Aware Personal Security is now fully compatible with Microsoft Windows 8 operating system and is completely safe for the end-users to use on their Windows 8 PCs.


Our beloved CEO, Daniel Assouline was recently featured on BusinessInterviews.com. He shared a few important points and upcoming plans for Lavasoft in 2015.

Here is an excerpt of the Q&A session:


RebateInformer is a web browser plugin that claims to notify you of available discounts, coupons and rebates when you search and/or browse the web. How it works is by analyzing websites your browser visits and attempts to find and display deals associated with products offered on the site. It is typically loaded with malware and starts automatically with windows. This is why it is considered a potentially unwanted application.


Since Jan 15, it is now illegal in Canada for websites to install any updates or installations without permission from the user. This also applies to app updates on your smartphones and tablets.

This means no more automatic downloads; “Implied” consent is not enough, the permission must be clearly stated before any download can take place. However, there are some exemptions—these include HTML, Javascript, operating system cookies and bug fixes.


Super Optimizer, is a potentially unwanted application that claims to optimize and clean your PC. If installed, it is capable of interfering with the user experience when using your PC.


How To Remove CheckMeUp

by News Editor on January 15th, 2015 in Security Tips.

CheckMeUp is a potentially unwanted application that claims to test and observe your PC’s broadband upload and download speeds. If installed, it also installs additional browser extensions/add-ons that display intrusive adverts when browsing the Internet.


How To Remove Vosteran

by News Editor on January 13th, 2015 in Security Tips.

Vosteran is a web browser extension/add-on that claims to enhance your web browsing experience. If installed, it changes your homepage and default search engine to vosteran.com and can display intrusive adverts when browsing the Internet, making it a potentially unwanted application.


How To Remove SpeeditUp

by News Editor on January 12th, 2015 in Security Tips.

SpeeditUp is a potentially unwanted application that claims to observe and test your PC’s broadband connection and download speeds. It also installs additional browser extensions/add-ons which display aggressive adverts when browsing the Internet if installed on your PC.

SpeeditUp can be bundled with third party applications (usually through the use of a download manager) in such a way that it is commonly installed without the user affirmatively consenting to the install.


With 2014 in the rear view mirror, it is fun to look forward to the year ahead and see if we can predict what may happen over the next twelve months. Our Director at Malware Labs, Andrew Browne has prepared an overview of what we can expect in terms of malware trends in the coming year.


It's the new year. We all have our own versions of new year resolutions. You may resolve to eat healthier, get more organized or find a new job. Whatever it could be, your 2015 resolutions should include boosting up our cyber security after seeing major hacks last year which involved big companies such as Sony, Target, Home Depot and Ebay leaving millions of customer's information exposed.


Increasingly, Americans are going online to prepare for the holidays, whether it's shopping, shipping or sending out cards. But don't let convenience get in the way of safety


In the countdown to the holiday season,  millions of people around the world are going to go online to buy presents for friends and family, search for holidays, book tickets for a big gig or send an electronic Christmas card.