Italian, Dutch and Ad-AwareAd-Aware continues to travel the world and has now picked up enough of Dutch and Italian to be able to communicate with its users in these languages! They are both included in the latest software update.

In other news, Ad-Aware's traveling partner - the Lavasoft Website - now also speaks Nederlands and Italiano so be sure to check them out through the language selector at the top of the page.

CHIP Online, one of Europes leading computer sites, collects what they see as "the best tools and updates" among downloads on their site - known as their "Download of the Day" tool gallery. We've just heard from CHIP Online that our Ad-Aware 2007 Free software was chosen as a Download of the Day during the month of April.

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by Wolfa on April 25th, 2008 in Everyday Life at Lavasoft.

From Copenhagen, Denmark to Castlegar, Canada...
From Barbengo, Switzerland to Broadstairs, United Kingdom...
From Har Adar, Israel to Kawerau, New Zealand...

...our customers span the globe, from near and far!

As you may have seen on our News & Events page, this past week in Redmond, WA, USA Microsofts Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) met at the annual MVP Global Summit-Did you know that we have two of these prestigious MVP awardees at Lavasoft?

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.

While reports tell us that the cyber crime economy is still going strong, there have been a number of arrests and courtroom wins against the bad guys of online crime in the past few months. To name a few (some of which included lengthy, cross-border investigations):

Screenshot of SesameFor a non-technical user, configuring a firewall can sometimes be a daunting task. The usual solution employed by firewall vendors is to try to automate as much as possible. This works well for the majority of the time but some decisions still require user involvement and judgement. So what is then the best way of educating a user enough that she can make an informed decision?

Authentication security have traditionally been achieved with passwords, whitelists and blacklists. This kind of security often comes at the price being hard to use and manage, making it unsuitable for content-sharing social communities like Facebook and QQ. So what do you do when you just want to share some private photos with a few friends but don't want to go to the trouble of password generation and distribution?

New data from the U.S. FBIs Internet Crime Complaint Center on reported losses from Internet fraud shows a steep rise in online crime. From the report (available here):

  • The Internet Crime Complaint Center received 206,884 complaints of web-based crimes during 2007.


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