Spring has sprung! Goodbye cold, miserable winter days. Hello warm(er), spring weather! It’s that time of the year where you start dusting away those winter blues and take charge of organizing your household. Why not use the same idea to your computer too? Spring cleaning your computer makes the system run faster and lets you to work more efficiently.

There are few very simple tips you can take and utilities you can use to clean up the ‘debris’ that may be cluttering up your system:


What can you do to stop the spread of rogues and save your hard-earned cash for genuine programs that protect your PC and personal information? Armed with a little knowledge and awareness of the problem, users will be able to stop falling for these fakes and help to make sure that rogue software vendors stop profiting from their unscrupulous business.

Never pay for malware! Here’s how you can tell what's real and what's not when it comes to security software, so you can keep from buying bogus products.


Over time, your computer's registry, the database containing information about programs installed on your PC, can become bogged down with corrupt and unused data. You can increase your computer's speed and stability with a registry scanner and repair tool. A clean registry ensures a good run of the system, fewer to none errors as well as better performance. With just one click, Registry Tuner lets you increase your computer speed and stability by identifying, cleaning and correcting errors in the Windows registry.


By: Andrew Browne, leader of Lavasoft Malware Labs Team 

Pop-up windows are a common form of online advertising and often appear so quickly that users are caught off-guard. However, some pop-ups, when clicked, trigger spyware that can cause serious damage to computers. That's why it's important to never click "agree" or "OK" to close a pop-up window, and only click on the red "X" in the corner or Alt + F4 to close it safely.


We have added a few sections under our malware lab blogs! This means that you will have more helpful tips, insights, facts and figures about all things malware!

Here are the new sections:


It’s not just our Ad-Aware Free that has gone through major improvements; we have also included Ad-Aware Pro in the transition too. Starting this April, Ad-Aware Pro will now be known as Ad-Aware Pro Security. It is a paid upgrade of our Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ version. Enjoy a complete line-of-defense against the most extreme forms of malware and cyber threats for only $3/month.

It is lavasoft's best software upgrade that brings all the privacy and security features you know and trust to a whole new level. Experience faster scans, better protection and powerful new features!


When it comes to online security, Lavasoft continuously strives to be the best antimalware provider out there. We understand your different needs and that’s why we have designed a new Ad-Aware 10 product. We are proud to present you the latest addition of our legendary Ad-Aware 10 family! The Ad-Aware Personal Security.


With over 400 million downloads worldwide, Ad-Aware FREE has been delivering proven antispyware and antivirus technologies that are both trusted and used by more people than any other online security products. That’s why in conjunction of the new Ad-Aware 10 launch, we have decided to highlight its powerful antivirus components by renaming it to Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +.
 


The latest Flash update patches two security vulnerabilities - the first (CVE-2012-0772),  resolves a memory corruption vulnerability related to URL security domain checking that could lead to code execution on Windows 7 or Vista. The second (CVE-2012-0773) fixes a memory corruption vulnerability in the NetStream class that could lead to code execution.

TLDR; vulnerable Flash player, exploits patched.

However, this time around, Adobe have introduced an automatic updating mechanism for Flash Player.