3 years ago
Lavasoft tried to get into the firewall game, and later they also launched a anti-spyware+anti-virus combination called Ad-Aware PLUS, which some say wasn't neither! Now they are launching a genuine (I expect) anti-virus program, though: Lavasoft Anti-Virus Helix
1 year: $24, 2 yrs: $32, 3 yrs: $41
3-seat: $34, 5-seat: $42, p.a.
I am not too sure what the idea for this product actually is. Lavasoft are still promoting their Ad-Aware PLUS as an all-in-one solution: >Buy Ad-Aware 2008 Plus and get real-time anti-spyware and anti-virus protection in one seamless product. $27< Is it about getting more customers because the price is 3 dollar less, or is it because Helix is offering better Anti-virus protection than Ad-Aware PLUS does? I don't know, and they don't tell (yet).
Lavasoft Anti-Virus Helix gives you the power to create your own security solution instead of choosing a combination tool or security suite. It offers a seamlessly integrated solution with leading edge technology to combat identity theft and cyber crime – detecting over 1.5 million threats.
Protect your irreplaceable files, photos, and music, and improve PC health without draining your system’s resources. Email, chat, surf, and download with peace of mind. Lavasoft Anti-Virus Helix offers superior detection rates and real-time protection against a range of cyber threats, including viruses, worms, trojans, rootkits, blended malware, and dangerous drive-by downloads.
Reliable, proactive protection for your PC
* Advanced protection against viruses, worms, Trojans, adware, and rootkits
* Real-time detection of cyber threats like bots, phishing attempts, and dangerous drive-by downloads
* Superior detection rates with advanced heuristic technology
* Detects, quarantines, and eliminates a multitude of cyber threats
* Advanced rootkit removal technology
* Email scanning to prevent e-mail virus attacks
* Safe downloading and surfing with WebGuard
* Safely isolate infected and suspicious file
* Fast, efficient, and resource saving scanning technology
* Easy to download, install and use
* Real-time protection against a host of cyber threats, including sneaky drive-by downloads that can automatically download from the websites you visit.
* AHeAD Technology(Advanced Heuristic Analysis and Detection) to detect and guard against unknown or rapidly changing attackers.
* Advanced rootkit removal technology - to defend against hidden threats.
* Integrated Email scanner (POP3 and SMTP) to prevent e-mail virus attacks - one of the most common methods of infection.
* WebGuard examines Internet traffic and alerts you to viruses and malware, so that you can download and surf safely.
* Quarantine management to safely isolate infected and suspicious files.
* Rescue system to minimize downtime if your system is damaged by an attack.
* Frequent, automatic updates
* On-demand scanner and scheduler
* Free support
Their catalogue on "special offers" is quite interesting to study: http://www.lavasoft....e/special_offers.php
- if nothing else you can have a lot of programs from other inventors, with rebate! Dragon NaturallySpeaking $159 ($199], RoboForm Pro $24 ($30), Ashampoo Burning Studio 8: $20 ($50 *cough*), etcetera