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...they snatch their "presents" from gullible computer users!
As the holidays are quickly approaching, many people around the world plan to do some serious shopping for Christmas presents. Unfortunately, this time of year also means a peak in cyber crime activity. In shopping malls - and other crowded places - thieves are lurking around, waiting to get their hands on people's well deserved earnings. One mistake, one lost moment, and your wallet may be gone forever.
It's time for the second stage of the Beta process - Beta 2 is now available. With our first incremental Beta release, the focus was primarily on the scanning process. We're now ready to shift the focus to the real-time protection feature, including process protection, and the tray app. To download Beta 2, please log in to the Beta Center.
As the volume of malware increases, the more signatures we add into Ad-Aware's Detection Database. Naturally, with the huge increase in bad stuff out there, the size of definition files will increase in line with the amount of malware detections we add.
Spotted among the first impressions of the Ad-Aware Beta in our dedicated Beta Forum:
"...I really like how it tells more about a detected object after a scan."
"I love the new interface?"
"Wonderful-Far more aesthetically pleasing than prior versions-Was surprisingly fast.."
Our first beta for the new version of Ad-Aware is now available! Be among the first to test the more powerful and efficient Ad-Aware. We're counting on you to give us your feedback, iron out the kinks, and help us to create the best product possible.
Rogue software on the web is rising at record rates. Judging from the "Ballot Box" poll on our homepage, where a clear majority of respondents admit being the victim of rogue security and anti-malware software, it's growing increasingly difficult for consumers to tell the difference between legitimate and rogue software.
On that note, here are 6 simple tactics we've compiled to help keep you from falling for fakes:
Movember is an annual charity event held during November to raise awareness and funds for mens health issues - all by putting mustaches back on upper lips. How does it work? Throughout the month, participants grow and groom their "mo", while raising money for research to combat prostate cancer by having friends and family sponsor their mustache growth.