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    Red face Lavasoft Sees Porn Sites as Potential Partners

    If Sweden-based Lavasoft has its way, it will soon distribute its security software through some of the most unlikely outlets: pornography, gambling, banks, social networking, dating and other popular Websites.
    Lavasoft is actively courting banks and other popular, non-technology and non-channel Websites to host free downloads of its anti-spyware Ad-Aware package. Its reasoning is simple: You need to go where the people are - including what many would consider unsavory domains such as pornography sites.
    “We don't have a problem with a porn site as a distributor because that's where the risk is and that's where the risk takers are going,” says Michael Helander, vice president of Lavasoft...
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    LOL...gotta go to where your biggest needs are..

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    This is unusual .... and amusing ... and in a way alarming too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyAndyK View Post
    This is unusual .... and amusing ... and in a way alarming too!
    I completely agree.
    And lavasoft released some hours ago their "new" Lavasoft ad-aware 8.10: 75 MB....
    They are also planning to introduce a new security line which will include antivirus, antispyware and antirootkit with real time protection even for free... within 2010 mmm

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    In some respects it makes sense, but it is a sign of desperation on the part of lavasoft that they feel the need to go along this path

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    On another forum sombody reported a trojan after downloading Lavasoft. Not sure whether that relates, but it immediately popped into my mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    On another forum sombody reported a trojan after downloading Lavasoft. Not sure whether that relates, but it immediately popped into my mind.
    I think that is high possible as any porn site so I am told has the potenial for hiding trojans within it and if lavasoft are distrubiting through them then they could be bringing other things as wel.
    Last edited by seti; 15th October 2009 at 07:37. Reason: pressed wrong button before completeling

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    Quote Originally Posted by seti View Post
    . . . it is a sign of desperation on the part of lavasoft that they feel the need to go along this path
    If you know anything of my history, you will understand when I say:

    When a ship is sinking, desperate steps are sometimes in order.

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