We've received word from the Turkish website TAMindir.com that Ad-Aware 2008 has picked up their "Editör?ün Önerisi" (Editor?s Choice) award.

Along with granting a five-star rating, TAMindir.com editors had this to say about our software:


Coffee Cup

by Wolfa on June 27th, 2008 in Everyday Life at Lavasoft.

Going Phishing

by Michael on June 26th, 2008 in Security Alerts.

This one came in last night on my home personal e-mail. Please keep your eyes peeled for phishing e-mail scams, and do not, I repeat do not, click on the links.

From: service[at]wachovia.com

Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 3:10 PM
Subject: Your wachovia account is locked.
Wachovia logo


PCs: 1 Billion Served

by Erin on June 24th, 2008 in Riff Raff.

New research out this week from Gartner tells us that the amount of PCs being used around the world has now passed the 1 billion mark, and that number is set to double in the next 6 years.


Jump around!

by Wolfa on June 19th, 2008 in Everyday Life at Lavasoft.

We are disappointed to announce that the FRA-law that we discussed in yesterday's blog was actually accepted as law by the Swedish Riksdag (national government) yesterday. The number of delegates voting for the new law was 143 and the number of delegates voting against the law was 138. The number of delegates that were absent, and therefore did not vote, was 67.  Only one delegate refused to vote on the matter. Apparently, there was "no time" to wait for a proper investigation of the entire proposal and the addendum, and the decision was to accept the law quickly and then wait for an extra addendum proposal this autumn. The fast process was highly criticized but the directive was to come to a resolution before the summer holidays.


There is an ongoing debate about whether FRA, the Swedish National Defense Radio Establishment, should be allowed to extend their surveillance activities to include the surveillance of wire-based Internet traffic and phone conversations that pass the Swedish borders.

The proposed law was first discussed in 2007, and a decision was tabled during this past year. The proposal has resurfaced with the same vague wording as in the original proposal presented a year ago, and there are few clear rules for when such extended surveillance activities should or should not be allowed. There is also a big question mark regarding the authorization of the wire-based surveillance activities as well as the storage and the destruction of sensitive surveillance data.


Many in the security industry have called for consensus anti-spyware legislation in the U.S. to fully hold spyware distributors accountable for their actions, and to deter spyware vendors from violating consumers privacy.


Top Dads

by Erin on June 16th, 2008 in Riff Raff.

Ever wonder who led the way for Wi-Fi or spearheaded the development of the computer mouse?


Coffee Line

by Wolfa on June 13th, 2008 in Everyday Life at Lavasoft.

Coffee Line

Guest writer: Michael


If it looks too good to be true...it probably is. The old adage rings true with the latest e-mail scam we're seeing, where fraudsters promise thousands in cash to compensate victims of Internet crime.


We're proud to let you know that Ad-Aware 2008 has received a 5-star editorial review from the team at Softpedia! That means that the editors at Softpedia gave Ad-Aware the top rating in all areas critiqued - user interface, features, ease of use, and price/value. From the review: