Category Archives: Lava-watch

“Fun” news …

Finally John and Jane Doe, the average internet users, will get their security software from porn, gambling, banking and social networking sites if LS gets it its way. Frankly, I think this is a brilliant step in general, but it … Continue reading

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From Corrine: “Lavasoft Turning to the Dark Side?” (update)

Corrine posted this today and points to this. For obvious reasons I cannot and will not comment on it. Update #1: Out of curiosity I searched for more related info. Guess what, something came up. As an exercise for my … Continue reading

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Cool, LS at Virus Bulletin Conference

… although LS is not quite in the AV-business (yet? ), they promise – i.e. their CEO, Jason King, promises – that LS will show up at the Virus Bulletin Conference in Vienna in September. What a lucky occasion. So … Continue reading

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Hope for deliverance

… although LS managed to lure another professional into working for them … let me guess, 6 months notice period and a fairly good wage? … there is hope for deliverance. One of my former colleagues and friends, Faik, has … Continue reading

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Everyone knows it, right?

Corrine knows it, LS – of course – knows it and I’ve been told by a mail through my webinterface a few days ago. Ann-Christine Åkerlund, CEO of LS, is leaving the company and retiring in the beautiful homeland of … Continue reading

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Little correction required!

As reported earlier, LS claimed here that the “free AAW” was just a “preview”. Nice PR gag, only a few questions left, such as why the users had to find out about this easter-egg (no announcements until after it was … Continue reading

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The “Punch and Judy show” continues …

Laughing is a healthy thing to do, right? But thanks to LS I can’t stop laughing anymore now. This whole story with the “preview” which was never actually announced, but then got “updated” (or “fixed”) is so sad that you … Continue reading

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“Fiascos Continue in LavaLand”

Corrine, over at her Security Garden has posted a nice blog entry called “Fiascos Continue in LavaLand” concerning the current crisis. I like the last part best: However, based on the number and type of job openings now appearing on … Continue reading

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Confirmed: it was only a “preview”!

Alright, a buggy “preview”, but it was “a preview” of Ad-Watch as LS Tobias tells us in this reply. So that’s what it was all about, just an ordinary preview. The preview has now been fixed … if you need … Continue reading

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“Is There Any Reason For Users Of Free Version To Download Ad-watch Update?”

Yes, dear lee88. In fact this update might fix the problem that the freeware was fully functional. I have to take it on me, because my blog entry was likely one reason for them to publish this fix or even … Continue reading

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Get Pro or Plus? Why bother?! (Update)

Earlier today I posted some info about the new enhanced “free” Ad-Aware 2007. Since some claims surfaced that this doesn’t work after reboot, I have to set it straight. I started Ad-Watch straight after installation from the desktop icon! Next … Continue reading

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Get Pro or Plus? Why bother?!

Some weeks ago I asked LS to make Ad-Aware OpenSource. Apparently it’s not the time for it yet, however, they made it fully functional freeware with version 7.0.1.5! Want a screenshot as proof? No problem. Just read on

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Behind the words #2

It took me a while to understand the subtle humor in one of LS’ slogan after being pointed to it by a good friend. The slogan is very prominent on the main website and says: You have enough to worry … Continue reading

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Users grumpy? I don’t know why …

In this blog entry I outlined that the new approach LS takes to keep malware from the customer’s machine was due to downtime. Suddenly people start complaining about it, although this strategy was clearly shown during the beta phase in … Continue reading

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Behind the words …

Have you ever looked at LS’s management website? The fact that the number of (management) people seems to be shrinking in the last few months is well-known and I will leave it to my reader to compare the photos and … Continue reading

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Let’s nitpick

On LS’ blog, the latest entry is bragging about the positive press AAW 2007 got. Well, not press in the traditional sense, because real journalists would have investigated thoroughly. Let’s nitpick a bit. One of the first applications built to … Continue reading

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“Happy” users everywhere …

This seems to be the case in Lavasoft’s support forum. Now, while there are some people not satisfied with the products of my company as well, it is not solely Ad-Aware 2007 which is to blame as it seems: This … Continue reading

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Cables glowing, servers burning …

… the launch of the newer and better product is a full success at download.com as it seems. A little less than 250 million (244229387 at the time of this writing) downloads in less than two hours, this has to … Continue reading

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Collecting swear words …

… please send them to web@lavasoft.com … and keep the Ad-Aware 20067 betas in mind. Oh, four-letter swear words only, please // Oliver PS: They really asked for it, just in case you wonder. Screenshot available as always

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Make Ad-Aware OpenSource!

Now, as we know Lavasoft has published Beta 7 of its flagship-product-to-be Ad-Aware 20067 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 … Continue reading

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