Even if excessive consumption of alcohol has grave consequences to your health, e-mailing while drunk can be even more hazardous to your relationships, private and professional alike. Google seems to think that this is enough of a problem to introduce Mail Goggles, a new experimental feature in Gmail.

Bad pop-upThe BBC recently reported on a study at North Carolina State University where as many as 63% of the test subjects were fooled to click on fake pop-up messages.

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?


As the next step in the process of making localized versions of Ad-Aware 2007, software update introduces Spanish. The new installation package should be available on the download servers shortly, and the Spanish language file will be available through the software update functionality in Ad-Aware.

Information about updates is also available in this thread in the Lavasoft Support Forums.

The software updates made available today serve to fix issues with slow updates (which caused 'SSL Download failed' errors), program crashes at Windows startup scans and a few smaller bugs. The software update also includes a new version of the Update Manager.

The software version number remains at as this update does not contain any major feature additions.

Information about updates is also available in this thread in the Lavasoft Support Forums.

The software update to contains some exciting new additions to Ad-Aware 2007.

First of all there have been changes made to various parts of the scanning engine, which improves the detection and removal of malware affecting LSP and NSP, a network scanning problem has been fixed, and the malware removal at Windows startup now removes folders.

Last week saw the release of software update for Ad-Aware 2007. This update contains some tweaks intended to improve the internal communication between the service and the user interface in the program, which has caused problems on some systems.

Also included in the update is a fix for a bug that affected some users when they tried to remove large quantities of infections.

The memory usage of the Service component of Ad-Aware 2007 has caused much debate, especially among the freeware users, who do not have access to the scheduling or real-time features. The service architecture is necessary as we begin to address emerging forms of malware and you can read more about this in the thread Regarding the Service on the Lavasoft Support Forums.

As you may now be aware, I recently joined the team here at Lavasoft as CTO. I genuinely look forward to the many challenges that this industry provides, and I'm very excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for Lavasoft and our customers. From time to time, you'll be hearing from me, here in the corporate blog as well as through our Security Center.

Since we released the new 2007 version of Ad-Aware in June, we are frequently asked why the new product was built as a service. So, we thought we'd take a few minutes here for a quick education on the service, and why it is important to combat the compexities of today's malware.

So, we understand that it may be new for you, but we want you to understand that we are making sure that the new Ad-Aware engine is position to handle the worst the worst as we move forward. I hope this information has been helpful.
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