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  • Montreal
    October 9, 2013

    Lavasoft, the original anti-spyware company, today released Ad-Aware 11, a comprehensive redesign of its award-winning anti-malware software. Ad-Aware 11 gives consumers peace of mind while using their computers at work or at play by protecting their private data and securing their...

  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    February 14, 2013

    Latest update of Ad-Aware version 10.5 delivers impeccable user experience and enhanced second-line of defense capabilities.

    Lavasoft, the original anti-malware company, today announced a new update within its award-winning Ad-Aware anti-malware software. Ad-Aware version 10.5 offers...

  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    November 28, 2012

     

    Latest Version of The World’s Most Trusted Anti-Malware Software Now as a Second-Line of Defense Giving Users Enhanced Cyber Threat Protection Without Slowdown

    Lavasoft, the original anti-malware company, today announced new major capabilities within its award-winning Ad-Aware anti-...

  • Montreal, Quebec
    September 25, 2012

    Lavasoft, the original anti-malware company, today unveiled the newest version of Ad-Aware, Version 10.3.  This new Version 10.3 comprises incremental improvements with the main objective of enhancing the user experience.

    “Lavasoft has earned its leadership...

  • Montreal, Canada
    July 18, 2012

    Lavasoft, the original anti-malware company, today unveiled the latest version of Ad-Aware, with breakthrough features such as a Safe Browsing system and integration with ID Watchdog. Version 10.2 of Ad-Aware offers real-time protection against malicious URLs and provides free credit report monitoring that extends...

  • Montreal
    May 8, 2012

    Lavasoft, the original anti-malware company, today announced new capabilities within its award-winning anti-malware software focused on real-time protection. Ad-Aware 10.1 is designed to address the growing complexities of today’s security threats by improving the speed and level of anti-malware protection and...

  • Montreal
    March 29, 2012

    Lavasoft, the original anti-malware company, today released Ad-Aware 10, a complete redesign of its free, award-winning anti-malware software. Ad-Aware 10 gives consumers peace of mind while using their computers at work or at play by protecting their private data and cyber files against all forms of online threats...

  • Montreal
    December 7, 2011

    Leader of Key Partner to Kaspersky Malware Labs to Bolster R...

  • Gothenburg, Sweden
    March 21, 2011

    Globally known anti-spyware pioneer Lavasoft, today announced that their Internet security solutions Ad-Aware Pro and Ad-Aware Free have both received the prestigious Editors’ Choice from PC Magazine. The Editors' Choice is awarded to products and services that stand out from and above similar products in their...

  • Gothenburg, Sweden
    December 15, 2010

    Well-known anti-spyware pioneer Lavasoft today announced its list of security predictions for 2011, anticipating the top threats that Internet users should be aware of this coming year as cyber criminals adapt their tactics, finding new ways to con people while they use the Internet.

    Expectations for 2011...

  • Gothenburg, Sweden
    December 7, 2010

    Well-known anti-spyware pioneer Lavasoft today announced the global release of a major update to its flagship security product Ad-Aware, including new detection technologies to further strengthen the defense against newly emerging and constantly morphing cyber threats. 

    The rapidly evolving complexity...

  • Gothenburg, Sweden
    November 23, 2010

    Globally known anti-spyware pioneer Lavasoft, today announced that their Internet security solution Ad-Aware Pro has completed certification for the OESIS OK program founded by OPSWAT, a provider of development tools that power software application...

  • Gothenburg, Sweden
    August 12, 2010

    Well-known anti-spyware pioneer Lavasoft today announced that their flagship product Ad-Aware Pro Internet Security has been awarded the esteemed VB100 award from Virus Bulletin, the highly respected independent comparative testing group. In a comparative review published in ...

  • Gothenburg, Sweden
    July 7, 2010

    Well-known anti-spyware pioneer Lavasoft today announced the global release of Ad-Aware Free Internet Security, the latest version of its flagship security product that now adds traditional anti-virus detection to its leading anti-spyware technology – offering a comprehensive first line of defense against malware...

  • Gothenburg, Sweden
    July 7, 2010

    Well-known anti-spyware pioneer Lavasoft today announced the global release of Ad-Aware Total Security, an all-new version of its flagship product that combines leading malware detection and removal power with multiple layers of additional protection for complete online security and PC health.

    Ad-Aware...

  • Gothenburg, Sweden
    June 3, 2010

    Well-known anti-spyware pioneer Lavasoft today warned computer users to be aware of stealthy online traps set by cyber criminals to leverage public interest surrounding the 2010 FIFA World Cup – and issued advice to follow to make sure people enjoy the month-long tournament without becoming the target or victim of...

  • Gothenburg, Sweden
    June 1, 2010

    Well-known anti-spyware pioneer Lavasoft today announced the global release of Ad-Aware Business Edition Internet Security, the latest version of its flagship security product that offers businesses of all sizes protection against network corruption and data intrusion with enhanced anti-malware technology and...

  • Gothenburg, Sweden
    April 21, 2010

    Well-known anti-spyware pioneer Lavasoft today announced the addition of Software2 Ltd. – a UK-based organisation that provide e-shops and services to software distributors, resellers and publishers – to its growing, global Reseller Program, with a focus on distributing the industry-leading Ad-Aware Internet...

  • Gothenburg, Sweden
    March 31, 2010

    Well-known anti-spyware pioneer Lavasoft today announced a distribution partnership with GrandSoft to promote its range of online security products in Asia.

    While established as a globally renowned brand, with over 400 million downloads worldwide of its flagship Ad-Aware software, in order to address the...

  • Gothenburg, Sweden
    March 31, 2010

    Well-known anti-spyware pioneer Lavasoft today announced a distribution partnership with XLsoft China to promote its range of online security products in China, alongside a week of prominent Sweden-China business relations.

    While established as a globally renowned brand, with over 400 million downloads...

  • Gothenburg, Sweden
    December 9, 2009

    Well-known anti-spyware pioneer Lavasoft today announced its list of security predictions for 2010, anticipating the top threats that Internet users should be aware of this coming year as cyber criminals adapt their tactics, finding new ways to con people while they use the Internet.

    “Online criminals have...

  • Gothenburg, Sweden
    December 1, 2009

    Well-known anti-spyware pioneer Lavasoft today announced the launch of a new resource tool, The Rogue Gallery, a comprehensive list of current rogue (fake) security applications, giving users the...

  • Gothenburg, Sweden
    November 23, 2009

    Well-known anti-spyware pioneer Lavasoft alerts shoppers to the escalated online threat landscape during the holiday season, and encourages consumers to stay secure as they shop the Web for holiday deals by following a handful of simple safety tips.

    As holiday shopping kicks off around the world on November...

  • Gothenburg, Sweden
    November 3, 2009

    Lavasoft, makers of globally trusted Ad-Aware security software, today announced the release of Ad-Aware Game Edition – a spin-off of its flagship product – aimed specifically to meet the needs of today’s online gamers and entertainment fans with real-time anti-virus and anti-spyware protection, and technology...

  • Gothenburg, Sweden
    October 23, 2009

    Well-known anti-spyware pioneer Lavasoft today announced its continued support for Cyber Security Awareness month by offering five essentials for consumers to stay secure online this season. National Cyber Security Awareness Month, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, is a public awareness...

  • Gothenburg, Sweden
    October 13, 2009

    Well-known anti-spyware pioneer Lavasoft today announced the global release of Ad-Aware Internet Security with virus, spyware, and rootkit protection, the latest version of their flagship product that combines leading anti-spyware technology with traditional anti-virus detection for comprehensive malware protection...

  • Gothenburg, Sweden
    May 15, 2009

    Lavasoft announced today the release of a new white paper addressing the explosive growth and dissemination patterns of fraud security tools, and illuminating the economic impact of these applications in order to pinpoint countermeasures.

    Fraud tools, also called rogue security software, are tools, such as...

  • Gothenburg, Sweden
    April 23, 2009

    Malware Labs at Lavasoft announced today the release of a new white paper addressing the explosive rise in rogue security software and exploring the benefits of using derivatives of existing legislation to form a strategic basis of detection criteria, and looking at how consumer protective legislation may be...

  • Gothenburg, Sweden
    April 6, 2009

    Well-known anti-spyware pioneer Lavasoft today announced the launch of its all-new Affiliate Program, giving affiliates the opportunity to easily partner with one of the world's most recognized anti-malware brands, and to earn affiliate commissions from the sale of Lavasoft's globally-respected range of security...

  • Gothenburg, Sweden
    February 18, 2009

    Well-known anti-spyware pioneer Lavasoft today announced that Ad-Aware Anniversary Edition, the latest version of the company's flagship product, received Microsoft Windows Vista Certification. To address the growing market of Windows Vista users, and to give users the ability to create a layered security approach...

  • Gothenburg, Sweden
    January 20, 2009

    Well-known anti-spyware pioneer Lavasoft today announced the global release of Ad-Aware - Anniversary Edition, the latest version of their flagship product that celebrates 10 years at the forefront of malware detection and removal.

    "We were the first on the global market with anti-spyware protection when it...

  • Gothenburg, Sweden
    December 15, 2008

    Well-known anti-spyware pioneer Lavasoft today announced the global release of Anti-Virus Helix, a stand-alone security tool designed to address the rapidly changing malware landscape. This new product delivers comprehensive protection and high performance with low impact on system resources. Using advanced...

  • Gothenburg, Sweden
    December 8, 2008

    In a move highlighting the necessity of strong data security regulations to ensure that businesses protect sensitive customer data, new laws beginning to take effect in several states in the United States show a growing trend towards requiring encryption.

    Nevada was the first U.S. state to adopt new laws...

  • Gothenburg, Sweden
    October 21, 2008

    Pioneer anti-spyware company Lavasoft today announced the release of Ad-Aware Enterprise 2.1, delivering comprehensive malware protection for corporate networks, with integrated anti-spyware and anti-virus in one seamless application. The new version is designed to address the growing complexities of today's...

  • Gothenburg, Sweden
    May 21, 2008

    Well-known anti-spyware pioneer Lavasoft today announced the global release of Ad-Aware 2008, the latest version of their flagship product, now including integrated anti-virus protection. Ad-Aware 2008 includes an extended detection engine designed to address the explosive growth of today's spyware, viruses, and...

  • Gothenburg, Sweden
    April 22, 2008

    Well known security software company Lavasoft, today announced the beta release of Ad-Aware 2008, the latest version of the pioneer anti-spyware solution, now also featuring integrated anti-virus protection. The new version of their flagship product features an extended engine designed to address the growing...

  • Gothenburg, Sweden
    March 27, 2008

    Well-known anti-spyware pioneer, Lavasoft announced today the release of Personal Firewall 3.0, redesigned with the latest in firewall technology to protect computer users against today's IT security threats, such as hackers, keyloggers, botnets, and other forms of malware that attack through unpatched security...

  • Gothenburg, Sweden
    February 22, 2008

    Anti-spyware leader Lavasoft today announced a new addition to the management team. Cliff Everingham joined the company as Chief Technology Officer, while outgoing CTO, Joe Wells, shifts concentration as the new Key Scientist for Future Technologies at Lavasoft.

    With over 20 years in the IT/Telecom industry...

  • Gothenburg, Sweden
    February 14, 2008

    Pioneer anti-spyware company Lavasoft today announced the release of Ad-Aware Enterprise 2.0, centralized security threat management for enterprise networks. The new version integrates a new powerful engine designed to address the growing complexities of today's spyware and malware coupled with a centralized...

  • Gothenburg, Sweden
    September 3, 2007

    Well-known anti-spyware company Lavasoft today announced the release of three new security products to their product offering: Lavasoft Digital Lock - File Encryptor, Lavasoft File Shredder, and the Lavasoft Privacy Toolbox.

    "Lavasoft customers have been asking us for years to deliver additional security...

  • Gothenburg, Sweden
    August 28, 2007

    Pioneer anti-spyware company Lavasoft today announced the release of the Microsoft VistaTM compatible version of Ad-Aware 2007.

    "Many of our customers have already made the transition to the Windows VistaTM operating system, and they depend on Ad-Aware to continue to protect them from...

  • Gothenburg, Sweden
    August 10, 2007

    Veteran anti-spyware company Lavasoft today announced the appointment of Joseph Wells as chief technology officer. Wells, who most recently served as Chief Scientist for security research at Sunbelt Software, is well-known for his extensive career in anti-Trojan and anti-virus solutions as well as his more recent...

  • Gothenburg, Sweden
    July 23, 2007

    Lavasoft AB today announced Jason King has been named as the company's new Chief Executive Officer.

    Ann-Christine Åkerlund, current Chief Executive Officer of Lavasoft, is retiring from her position at the company. Ms. Åkerlund will remain a silent partner in the privately owned Lavasoft AB.

    After...

  • Gothenburg, Sweden
    June 7, 2007

    Anti-spyware pioneer Lavasoft today announced the release of Ad-Aware 2007 (www.lavasoft.com), including the Plus, Pro and Free versions, after three months of extensive beta testing. The new Ad-Aware 2007 anti-spyware software offers a fully redesigned engine resulting in...

  • Gothenburg, Sweden
    March 30, 2007

    Lavasoft holds fast to its founding ideals of creating social change for global Internet security and breaks through in Scandinavia, resulting in a business model change for Swedish companies tracking user behavior via the Internet.

    "We work extremely hard at providing a platform for open discussion with...

  • Gothenburg, Sweden
    November 16, 2006

    Lavasoft is taking the challenge head-on to battle the onslaught of fake codecs in the malware industry by releasing a special edition of the Definition File database that contains over 5,000 codec variants.

    Forums around the globe are being flooded by victims of malicious codecs, created and regenerated to...

  • Gothenburg, Sweden
    October 18, 2006

    Project Eco was re-released today at Lavasoft AB in direct response to growing complexities on the cyber security market.

    Consumers worldwide are mercilessly being attacked by new strains of malicious software (malware) that cannot be identified or removed by anti-virus and anti-spyware programs currently...

  • Gothenburg, Sweden
    July 6, 2006

    Lavasoft AB has moved its headquarters to Gothenburg's landmark building, Götheborgs-utkiken (commonly known as ‘The Lipstick').

    The Gothenburg-based company moved to larger offices in June, 2006. In addition to the move, increased sales worldwide have required Lavasoft to increase personnel at the...

  • Helsinki, Finland
    January 11, 2006

    The world leader in antispyware solutions has teamed with Google Inc. to include Ad-Aware SE Personal Edition in the Google Pack. Lavasoft is one of seven companies working with Google on its new pack of free software programs.

    The Google Pack launched on January 6, 2006 offers free, useful...