It's Here!

by Lina on April 15th, 2008 in Beta Testing, Lavasoft Products.

We are very pleased to announce the release of Ad-Aware 2008 Beta!

As many of you know, we're getting ready to release a new version of Ad-Aware later this spring. Are you ready to put the new program through its paces?

Last year, we received an overwhelming response and interest with over 335,000 registered Beta testers! We are once again counting on your feedback to help us shape the final product.

beta screenshotThis is it - the final Ad-Aware 2007 beta release before our official launch in June.

We are absolutely gobsmacked at the outpouring of community spirit during this beta process. 302,335 individuals from around the world registered as beta testers for our flagship product.

Beta Six

by Michael on April 20th, 2007 in Beta Testing, Lavasoft Products.

Attention beta testers! Beta Six is now ready for download on The Beta Page. There are a lot of changes in this beta and you will definitely notice that the product is stabilizing and many of the bugs causing crash dumps have been fixed.

Thanks in part to the help from our 200,000 beta testers that were actively working with Beta Five, you'll find a list of "Bug Updates" that have been made with this release, along with other useful information on The Beta Page. And don't forget to vote for your favorite skin!

Beta Five

by Michael on April 5th, 2007 in Beta Testing, Lavasoft Products.

Beta Five is now ready for download on The Beta Page after you log-in on the Beta-Applications page of the Lavasoft Security Center.

As you may have read in our last beta update, in response to your requests for longer evaluation periods and more corrections before each release, beta releases will be made every other week.

You asked for it and you got it!

In response to requests for longer evaluation periods on the beta and more corrections before each release, we're responding by adjusting beta releases to every other week instead of weekly. This will also allow our development team more time to update and enhance the functionality of Ad-Aware 2007 and squash any bugs found.

Ad-Aware 2007 April Beta Schedule:

Beta Five - April 5th
Beta Six - April 20th

Beta Four was released today, so make sure you download and are working with the most up-to-date fixes.

Speaking of fixes, you'll find them on The Beta Page after you log-in on the Beta-Applications page, or in the beta forums.

We've also added a button on The Beta Page so that you can track what bugs you've submitted. Make sure to check it out.

Thanks for another great week of feedback and creepy crawlers (bugs)!

Beta Three

by Michael on March 16th, 2007 in Beta Testing, Lavasoft Products.

Beta Two had another astonishing 340,000 downloads. That's even more than Beta One. Kudos to our beta testers worldwide!

Beta Three is ready and waiting on The Beta Page (after login to the Beta-Applications page).

Happy testing!

Lavasoft News recently interviewed blog pioneer Rebecca Blood, who had some insightful things to say about the progression of the "web log."

"Everyone has a story to tell. Everyone is passionate about something. For some people it's their profession, for some people it's their family, and for others it?s politics or knitting or food. The Web enables people to connect with others who share their interests - whether that interest is shared by only 3 other people, or by 3000."

You overwhelmed us with the download of Beta One, the final tally ending with 330,337 downloads!

Now it's time to update to Beta Two, which is ready and waiting on The Beta Page (after login to the Beta-Applications page).

Keep the feedback coming, and each Friday we'll release a new Beta for you. Thanks for your participation in the process!

Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes - like, for instance, what it took for that beautiful GUI and redesigned engine of the Ad-Aware 2007 Beta to make it to your PC? Well, we have a great team here at Lavasoft that made that possible.

Our team has been working hard for months, and gave a coordinated push the night of our public Beta release, in order to finalize the last pieces of the release.

Take a look below at the final celebration and a few of the effects of a marathon night!

Beta Update

by Michael on March 7th, 2007 in Beta Testing, Lavasoft Products.

Thank you for your overwhelming response to the Ad-Aware 2007 Beta, and for your patience.

We've done our part to optimize the process, and we'd like you to return to the Beta-Applications page in the Security Center to log-in with your e-mail and password to enter The Beta Page. You will find everything you need on The Beta Page including the Beta download, instructions, bug report forms, an area to submit your ideas, a beta forum, features, and more!

Wow! We have received an overwhelming response and interest in the Ad-Aware 2007 Beta. Nearly 50,000 people had already downloaded the Beta in a matter of hours after release. Since we currently have 127,000 registered beta testers, we realize there are a number of you out there who still need to download the Beta.


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