Ad-Aware Gets New Features!

Good news Ad-Aware users! In mid February, Ad-Aware received an update, bringing you new features that will give a boost to your security whether you use the Free, Plus, or Pro version.

Other companies may hold their new features for the next year’s major launch, but not Lavasoft – we’re going to give them to you as we develop them so you benefit now! So go ahead and take a look, below, at the new features now in Ad-Aware, designed to keep you safer and more secure online. And remember, updates are free throughout your license duration.

Here’s what you’re seeing in your Ad-Aware program – and why it’s important to your privacy and security!

  • New! E-mail Scanner- Keeps you safe from malicious attachments and images in your e-mail.
  • Why is this important to you?

    This new feature gives you the power to prevent malware from entering your system through your e-mail inbox. E-mail Scanner scans each incoming e-mail in Outlook, alerting you to malicious attachments and images so you can keep safe from threats invading your inbox. The e-mail scanner feature is available in all versions of Ad-Aware: Ad-Aware Free, Ad-Aware Plus, and Ad-Aware Pro.

  • New! Ad-Watch Live! Files– Blocks malicious files from entering your system, and alerts you to malicious files already on your PC.
  • Why is this important to you?

    Ad-Watch Live! Files, part of Ad-Aware’s real-time protection feature, actively scans files whenever they are being saved to your hard disk or manipulated in any way, identifying malware and potential threats in order to prevent them from entering your system – meaning you ultimately stay safer and more secure. Ad-Watch Live! Files is available in Ad-Aware Plus and Pro versions, as part of Ad-Watch Live! Advanced and Ad-Watch Live! Expert.

  • New! Rootkit Removal System - Deep level rootkit technology that uncovers and destroys hidden threats, detecting both user-mode and kernel-mode attack techniques.
  • Why is this important to you?

    Lavasoft’s new rootkit removal system provides solid protection against hidden threats and stealth attacks by rootkits. Ad-Aware Plus and Pro versions now provide advanced protection against this type of malware; Plus contains our Level 2 Advanced rootkit removal system, while the Pro version, Lavasoft’s highest level of online protection, provides Level 3 Extreme rootkit removal.

Remember, Ad-Aware licenses include free updates throughout the duration of your license. Not sure about how to get your update? It’s easy – all you need to do is follow Ad-Aware’s in-product instructions. Update to the new version by clicking ‘Update Now’ on the update screen that loads when you startup Ad-Aware.

Phishing attacks – a type of social engineering – continue to climb. Unique phishing reports submitted to the Anti-Phishing Working Group in the third quarter of 2009 reached an all-time high of 40,621.
Source: Anti-Phishing Working Group
This month’s tip comes to us from a reader like you! Keep your eyes open when downloading new programs - find out why.
“The nature of malware infections has changed during the past years. A long time ago, malware and viruses were spread in much less sophisticated ways. Now, malware authors constantly invent new intellectual ways to manipulate people and compromise their machines.”
- Albin Bodahl, Lavasoft Malware Labs
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