Now, as we know Lavasoft has published Beta 7 of its flagship-product-to-be Ad-Aware 200
67 and things are getting better and better and better … well, just help yourself by getting an overview in the beta forum. I call on the Lavasoft management to make this quality code OpenSource now and make it available to the user community as a contribution in the effort to fight adware and spyware.
As we all know the most secure computer is stripped off of its power supply and network connections and buried below several meters of concrete, so the steps towards this solution taken by Lavasoft should be appreciated by the security community. Even I would participate in enhancing the system-crashing capabilities of a possible Ad-Aware OpenSource Edition to ensure that no adware or spyware sneaks on computers protected by Ad-Aware. Obviously crashed systems cannot be infected by new malware of any kind. Certainly an approach that we in the AV industry will have to look into. Again Lavasoft has taken the lead, let’s follow them. The system-crashing techniques incorporated in the Ad-Aware betas are so advanced that any other software company and even hobby programmers have to stand in awe.
It’s time. Make Ad-Aware OpenSource now!