Lavasoft Releases Ad-Aware 2008 Beta

Gothenburg, Sweden
(April 22, 2008)

Well known security software company Lavasoft, today announced the beta release of Ad-Aware 2008, the latest version of the pioneer anti-spyware solution, now also featuring integrated anti-virus protection. The new version of their flagship product features an extended engine designed to address the growing complexities of today's spyware, viruses and other malware threats. Ad-Aware's new engine boosts detection to include over one million additional cyber threats.

Today's PC users are more educated and aware when it comes to protecting their privacy online. They want the best detection and the fastest scan times with the least amount of computer resources. This new version of Ad-Aware meets those demands with features such as improved rootkit removal system, substantially reduced use of computer memory, faster updates, and full 64-bit platform support, including Windows Vista compatibility.

"Lavasoft's primary focus with our flagship product Ad-Aware is, and will continue to be, to provide computer users with protection against deceptive and malicious spyware. As a result of the changing threat landscape and the proliferation of spyware, viruses and other malware, our technology has to evolve and adapt. Therefore, we've integrated anti-virus protection with our anti-spyware to meet the needs of today's computer users" says Lavasoft CEO Jason King.

The Ad-Aware 2008 Beta is now available for download at in the Lavasoft Security Center.

"Last year, we received an overwhelming response and interest with over 335,000 registered Beta testers! We are once again counting on their feedback to help us shape the final product. Each of our beta testers play a pivotal role in protecting the privacy and security of the 200 million computer users that have Ad-Aware products installed on their business and home computers." says King.

The commercial release of Ad-Aware 2008 is scheduled for May 21st. All existing Lavasoft customers with a valid Ad-Aware 2007 license will be eligible to update to the new 2008 version completely free of charge. To learn more about the upcoming release, please visit


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