You know how we love to bring you good news? Today's story: dedicated law enforcement professionals are somewhere out there, prepared to travel the world at a moments notice to protect you from cyber intrusions.

We are Committed!

by Michael on October 26th, 2006 in Researcher Comments.

We are committed. We are loyal to you. And we're making changes that will create an engaged global network of dedicated security watchdogs like yourself. Bear with us and be assured that you'll be glad you did.

There have been some problems with our definition file updates lately. No, we're not too proud to admit that. In fact, we are addressing it head-on, and we're speaking to you directly through the forums, through e-mails, through this blog, and anywhere else that we think you might be listening.

In the spirit of helping fellow computer users, we'd like to call attention to our top three volunteers posting in our Lavasoft Support Forums.

JurgenV, who joined the forum on June 13th, leads the way with a whopping 929 posts! Miekiemoes, with us since May 17th, has a grand total of 605 postings. Not too far behind that is Spike-nz, who joined the team on June 17th, and has posted 545 times since.

Ever received an e-mail in your inbox that looked a little "phishy"? Chances are that you have, and, even worse, it may have looked like it came from your bank.

Experts are saying that phishing attacks are a threat now, more than ever, as they start to target more and more financial institutions. In response, some computer users seem to be turning to "better safe than sorry" logic.

We've been keeping an eye on several misleading advertisements, so we'd like to bring it to your attention too.
Brian Livingstons IT Management column on tipped us off to a report released last week by anti-spyware researcher, Ben Edelman, criticizing Google for "False and Deceptive Pay-Per-Click Ads."

New Arrival

by Michael on October 19th, 2006 in News about Lavasoft, Website News.

Todays news: Project Eco is back, and able to protect you better than ever. Project Eco was re-released today to tackle new malware strains that are unable to be identified or removed by any other anti-virus or anti-spyware programs.

Coming from Greek origins, the term "Eco" means home. It's a term that represents our surrounding environment. We know that computers are, and will continue to be, a part of our environment, and we are committed to protecting that environment- at home and at the office, at work and at play.

Social networking sites let us contact old friends, make new online buddies, or journal about our latest personal news. But reaching a common ground between openness and privacy is a constant battle. The bottom line: you cannot be sure who is reading your posts, or accessing the personal information that you put on the web.

We spend a great deal of time keeping you informed on the latest Internet scandals, viruses, Trojans, worms, rogues... the list of online hazards could go on and on.

That's why it's refreshing to see stories like this one. Not only are people getting together to stop online theft, but they're doing so in an unconventional, grassroots way.

We told you about the Win32 Pipeline worm that was quickly spreading through AOL Instant Messenger (AIM). Did you know that we have a Pipeline Remover Tool (beta) that is available for download at the forums? Visit the Lavasoft Support Forum to learn more!

Dear PC World:

First off, we fully understand why you chose to review Lavasoft's Ad-Aware SE Personal in your August 25th article, "Spyware Fighters."

You're right: it is popular software! In fact, Ad-Aware SE is trusted by more than 200 million computer users worldwide. But, what we don't quite comprehend is why your article ranked all of the reviewed anti-spyware software, both paid and free, together in the same group.


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