jamescv7

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Wait – Lavasoft developing a toolbar?

That can’t be right

Yes, it can.

Since the start, Lavasoft’s focus has been to protect your privacy and to build tools that remove annoying malware and spyware programs. Historically, many toolbars have been included in the list of programs we remove. These toolbars used to control the search results, modify user experience and track browsing activities to collect data that would be used to serve aggressive ads – or worse. However, toolbars have evolved and many companies now offer toolbars with useful functionality that enhances your Internet browsing experience.

LavaGuard was developed solely to enhance our user’s security while browsing online. It is a combination of security tools designed to fight phishing, malware exploits and social engineering scams, by checking the websites even before they open on your browser.
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The product is in beta stage.
 

NathanF1

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They're using OEM G-DATA [BitDefender & Avast] in Lavasoft Total Security, BitDefender is boldly moving away from "traditional" browser toolbars [TrafficLight], Avast has its excellent unobtrusive WebRep [unnoticeable real estate, great speed]. I'd guess this is a re-badged G-DATA Cloud Security?
 

MrXidus

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Another money making gimmick for PPI (Pay Per Install). Not interested but thanks for letting me know.
 

NathanF1

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After looking at G-DATA Cloud Security today [very shortly - not that I didn't want to, there's simply nothing in it to look at], it seems Lavasoft are going their own way, a bit late to the party though.