BlockDefense is the latest rogue from the gang that previously provided us with other security software imposters like SaveSoldier and SaveKeep.












Time is relative

by Wolfa on August 28th, 2009 in Everyday Life at Lavasoft.

Today, we’re happy to announce an important update in the Lavasoft Support Center: Lavasoft has launched a new chat support service. Chat Support gives Lavasoft customers another convenient way to contact the Support Team for quick answers to product questions.


New Rogue: Green AV

by Albin on August 24th, 2009 in Rogues.

Lavasoft Malware Labs has spotted a new rogue application called Green AV. It will give exaggerated threat reports on the compromised computer, then ask the user to purchase a registered version to remove threats which don’t exist.



The Visitor

by Wolfa on August 21st, 2009 in Everyday Life at Lavasoft.

I believe that every person who has used IM-clients for a while is familiar with messages like the one shown below. These messages are auto-generated by worms which harvest people's address book/contact list.


The KoobFace worm is still causing troubles in the wild. The picture below shows a malicious link which spreads through popular social networks. The link is sent from a trustworthy source (friends) inside the social network. A majority of users will most likely check it out.


Before we know it, kids of all ages will be back in school (in many parts of the world, that is) using PC's more than ever to prepare projects, play games, and connect with classmates.


In fact, according to research from Nielsen Online, the growth rate of kids online is outpacing the overall Internet population; there are 16 million kids age 2 to 11 online, which is almost 10 percent of all online users, and an 18 percent increase from 5 years ago.



Hairdo

by Wolfa on August 14th, 2009 in Everyday Life at Lavasoft.

As you know, here at Lavasoft, we’re gearing up for the release of the new and improved version of Ad-Aware. While our original public launch date of August 25 has been slightly delayed, we’re still pushing to deliver the all-new version – with its advanced anti-malware technology, easy-to-use features, and new community-based initiatives – to you as soon as possible.


With the security news in overdrive last Thursday and Friday, abuzz with reports of the DDoS attack on Twitter and Facebook (here’s an update on the motivation behind the attack, just in case you haven’t seen it), you may have missed some of the other security stories that ran late last week.


Voting has kicked off in Lavasoft’s first ever Skin Design Contest. Vote now for your favorite skin to help choose the final design that will be featured in the release of the new version of Ad-Aware!

And for all of you designers and artists out there – skin design submissions will be open until August 20. Those taking part in our closed beta testing can log-in to MyLavasoft now for more details on how to create and submit your design.