Ad-Aware 8.2 Update

by Erin on February 19th, 2010.

Following this week’s release of version 8.2 of Ad-Aware, Lavasoft became aware of an issue with scanning that affected a limited number of our Ad-Aware users. This has only affected users of Windows XP (Home and Professional).

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience or concern this may have caused.  Lavasoft’s developers prioritized this issue in order to promptly resolve it, and a software update to fix the issue has now been released. In order to resolve the issue, please update Ad-Aware by clicking “Web Update.”


Ad-Aware Gets New Features!

by Erin on February 16th, 2010.

Today, we updated our anti-malware software, bringing you new features that will give a boost to your security whether you use Ad-Aware Free, Ad-Aware Plus, or Ad-Aware Pro.


An important notice for any users of Ad-Aware 2008 –

As of January 31, 2010, technical support and Definitions File threat updates will be discontinued for Ad-Aware 2008.

To stay safe online, make sure to use the current version of Ad-Aware. You can see which version you’re using through Ad-Aware’s interface – just click the ‘About’ button.

Current version:

Ad-Aware 2008:

If you use Ad-Aware 2008, please download and install the latest version of Ad-Aware (version 8.1.4) in order to stay protected from online threats. Here’s how to upgrade:

  • For those with an Ad-Aware 2008 license -

You are eligible to download and install the latest version of Ad-Aware free of charge through the Lavasoft Support Center. If you need a new license, please visit our Ad-Aware product pages.

  • For those using Ad-Aware 2008 Free -

You can download and install the latest version of Ad-Aware Free here.
(Your 2008 version will be replaced during the installation process.)


Vote Now in the 2009 Softonic Awards

by Erin on November 10th, 2009.

A new edition of the Softonic Awards is underway, and that means the race is on to see which software viewers pick as the best in 2009 across different categories and platforms.


Ad-Aware Game Edition Now Available!

by Erin on November 3rd, 2009.

It’s an exciting day for us here at Lavasoft. And, we think it will be for gamers around the world once they get wind of this news: Lavasoft has just launched a new version of our flagship security software – a spin-off of Ad-Aware that’s aimed specifically at online gamers and entertainment fans, providing protection as you play.


Ad-Aware: Compatible with Windows 7

by Erin on October 27th, 2009.

Since its public release on October 22, there’s been quite a bit of talk on Windows 7, and whether or not you should upgrade now to the new operating system. And, you’ve more than likely had your fill on news on this for the time being. We have, though, received some questions in from users on our Ad-Aware software’s compatibility, so we’d like to take a moment to address this, and let you know that - yes - here at Lavasoft, we’re ready!


The New Ad-Aware Is Here!

by Erin on October 13th, 2009.

The wait is over: the new version of Ad-Aware is now available!


The All-New Ad-Aware is One Week Away!

by Erin on October 6th, 2009.

You’ve heard by now that the new 2010 version of Ad-Aware will soon be hitting the market. Thanks to all our users around the world waiting patiently for more news on our upcoming Ad-Aware release. The public launch date will be … October 13, 2009! So, stay tuned next Tuesday, when you’ll see first-hand the power-packed improvements to our anti-malware technology, new easy-to-use features, fresh community initiatives, and more!


Are you satisfied with your Ad-Aware software? Help us to get the word out! Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine have kicked off the 2009 Community Choice Awards, allowing YOU to decide which products and services get chosen to be recognized in each of their IT product award categories. Lavasoft's Ad-Aware is up for the vote in the following categories:

  • Best Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware Product
  • Best Security Product
  • Best Free or Open Source IT Tool
  • Best Vendor Tech Support


New at Lavasoft! Live Chat Support

by Erin on August 26th, 2009.

Today, we’re happy to announce an important update in the Lavasoft Support Center: Lavasoft has launched a new chat support service. Chat Support gives Lavasoft customers another convenient way to contact the Support Team for quick answers to product questions.