Monday, July 30, 2007

Arovax AntiSpyware Roadmap (Updated 30.07.2007)

This roadmap lists features that are planned for the future. It is not complete and it is not final and it will change with time. We just would like to give you an overview of where Arovax AntiSpyware development is standing and what can you expect in the coming releases.

Current Version: 2.1.143 release!

Features on the Wall
These features get our attention right now and are planned for the nearest release.
Last edited: July 30, 2007

* Three scan modes: quick, full and optional
* Incremental database update
* Automatic software update
* Open format of the language file
* System scanning right after database update

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Arovax Antispyware Signature Database update from 07/18/2007:

We would like to inform you that Arovax Antispyware Signature Database has been updated.
Full information about this you can find at this forum thread>>>

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

How to Learn About the Penalties for Violating Computer Virus Laws

Everyone involved in e-commerce and digital intellectual property should understand the penalties for violating Computer Virus Laws in order to gain a full appreciation of this new problem.

How To Do Just About Everything proposes a few steps to learn about the penalties for these violations:

Step One
Look over the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1984 on the Department of Justice website (see Resources below). This piece of legislation makes it illegal to sell passwords, utilize computer systems without proper authorization and steal information from a financial institution's computers.

Step Two
Contact your state's consumer protection department in order to help stop computer viruses. Most states have a consumer protection organization that has a series of ongoing campaigns, including technology and intellectual property issues. A good example of a consumer protection agency on the state level is the New York State Consumer Protection Board (see Resources below).

Step Three
Learn about computer virus laws from a qualified criminal attorney. Contact the American Bar Association to get in touch with pro bono attorneys who deal with criminal and intellectual property law (see Resources below).

Step Four
Inquire about computer viruses and ways of violating computer systems from an information technology (IT) expert. A better understanding of computer viruses violating your computer can help you develop a larger picture of your legal case. Your local university will typically have an IT department that can answer public questions.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Warning: Somebody's Phishing You!

Phishing is the term coined by hackers who imitate legitimate companies in e-mails to entice people to share passwords or credit-card numbers. Typically, the messages appear to come from well known and trustworthy Web sites. Web sites that are frequently spoofed by phishers include PayPal, eBay, MSN, Yahoo, BestBuy, and America Online. A phishing expedition, like the fishing expedition it's named for, is a speculative venture: the phisher puts the lure hoping to fool at least a few of the prey that encounter the bait.

Phishers use a number of different social engineering and e-mail spoofing ploys to try to trick their victims. In one fairly typical case before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), a 17-year-old male sent out messages purporting to be from America Online that said there had been a billing problem with recipients' AOL accounts. The perpetrator's e-mail used AOL logos and contained legitimate links. If recipients clicked on the "AOL Billing Center" link, however, they were taken to a spoofed AOL Web page that asked for personal information, including credit card numbers, personal identification numbers (PINs), social security numbers, banking numbers, and passwords. This information was used for identity theft.

Potential uses of your information: Control of victim's financial accounts, open new bank accounts, transfer bank balances, apply for loans, credit cards and other goods/services, luxury purchases, hide criminal activities, receive government benefits or obtain a passport.

Tips on how to avoid phishing:
  • If you receive an unexpected e-mail saying your account will be shut down unless you confirm your billing information, do not reply or click any links in the e-mail body. For example, PayPal will never ask you in an email: Credit and debit card numbers, Bank account numbers, Driver's license numbers, Email addresses, Passwords, Your full name.
  • Look for misspellings and bad grammar. While an occasional typo can slip by any organization, more than one is a tip-off to beware.
  • Beware of the @ symbol in a URL. Most browsers will ignore all characters preceding the @ symbol, so this Web address -- -- may look to the unsuspecting user like a page of Respected Company's site. But it actually takes visitors to
  • Before submitting financial information through a Web site, look for the "lock" icon on the browser's status bar. It means your information is secure during transmission.
  • If you are uncertain about the information, contact the company through an address or telephone number you know to be genuine.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Arovax AntiSpyware 2.1.143 is released!!!

New version of Arovax Antispyware became much better. Now database update and system scan can be scheduled. We also fixed some errors and improved user interface. These are the main changes in the version 2.1.143:
  • New: "Scheduler: scheduling database updates and scans"
  • New: "Arovax Company news panel"
  • New: "Full compatibility with Windows Vista"
  • Fixed: "Bug with sending reports with last scan log"
  • Fixed: "Bug with counter during files scan"
  • Fixed: "Bug with scanning files with restricted access"
Please download the latest version of Arovax Antispyware here>>>

Friday, July 06, 2007

Arovax Antispyware Signature Database update from 07/04/2007:

We would like to inform you that Arovax Antispyware Signature Database has been updated.
Full information about this you can find here>>>