In 1999, computer viruses were the rage and been making headlines for years, but the term spyware was new and just beginning to show its menacing face. Computer operators around the world became ever more frustrated as hackers (out for monetary gain) were taking control of their PCs to show advertising, stealing their personal information, and modifying their search results. With the first commercial application, Lavasoft became the pioneer of anti-spyware and remains a leader in the industry today with several antivirus companies using our technology to help combat this ever-growing threat.

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