StopSign Gets Your PC Cured. Guaranteed.

StopSign Gets Your PC Cured. Guaranteed.

A lot of companies claim to be something they aren’t, but at StopSign we’re not that way. We pride ourselves in standing out from the crowd by making sure that you get the best, most comprehensive Internet security software available coupled with world-class support, all for a fair monthly fee (or yearly if you prefer) that won’t break your budget.

When you become a paid member of StopSign Internet security, you’re getting the whole kit-and-kaboodle. We’re so confident in our ability to make and keep you safe from viruses and spyware that we proudly offer the following:

  • Guaranteed PC cures:

    As a paid member, no matter what state your machine is in, we’re here to help you get virus- and spyware-free. From simple install problems to creating a Custom Cure™ for your PC if infected with a persistent infection, we’re in it for the long haul.

  • US-based technical support:

    All of the StopSign technical support staff is located in our Poulsbo, WA office, just a short ferry ride from Seattle. We’ve never outsourced our support staff and we don’t have any future plans to do so, either. And all of their training and expertise comes from right here in the US.

  • No hidden fees:

    A paid StopSign membership is like one of those all-inclusive resorts, only we don’t serve Mai-Tai’s and we’re not surrounded by crystal clear waters. Once you’re a member, that’s it. There are no hidden fees to upgrade your support options, there’s no extra money needed to cure a persistent infection, and we won’t hit you up for a new plan that will cost you a lot more money.

  • Multiple contact methods:

    If you need to contact us for billing or support questions, we make ourselves available to you in multiple methods: Email, Live Chat, Online Ticketing, and yes, and even with an 800 number.

Don’t get caught in a cycle of throwing good money after bad to your security software vendor. With a paid StopSign membership you only pay your regular membership fee to get your PC cured, no matter what.

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If you're looking for great anti-virus software that won't break the bank, try StopSign. You don't pay extra for tech support for difficult malware, and our web protection software just works. Download & install StopSign to find out why our members choose us over the other options.

StopSign Review: 5 Cow Rating from Tucows.com

StopSign Review: 5 Cow Rating from Tucows.com

We’re thrilled to announce that our StopSign® Internet Security software has received a “5 Cows” rating by the download site Tucows in a recent review.

StopSign received favorable ratings in all categories of the rigorous Tucows evaluation process, and we could not be more honored by this spectacular review from one of the most venerable download and Internet services sites online. The Tucows.com review of StopSign is definitely one of our proudest moments in recent history.

Tucows is a well known and trusted Internet services company which hosts over 40,000 software titles that are all tested to be virus and spyware free. Their Tucows Rating Guide details the stringent requirements needed for a positive rating, and sets the bar to which reviewed products must reach for in order to get a good review.

StopSign's 5-cow review from Tucows.com

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If you're looking for great anti-virus software that won't break the bank, try StopSign. You don't pay extra for tech support for difficult malware, and our web protection software just works. Download & install StopSign to find out why our members choose us over the other options.

Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accreditation.

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eAcceleration Corp, a leading antivirus and antispyware company and creator of StopSign® Internet Security software, is proud to announce that we have not only been honored with an “A” rating by the Better Business Bureau (BBB), but we’ve also passed a review of the BBB’s Standards of Trust and have become an official BBB Accredited business.

The name StopSign has become synonymous with complete Internet security, including antivirus, antispyware and firewall protection. It also includes a popup blocker, IM scanner and on-demand scanning for additional security. StopSign also features Custom Cure™ technology, which removes new, unique, and emerging infections if necessary. If a StopSign customer encounters a persistent infection, a trained StopSign technician will develop a Custom Cure specifically for them for no additional charge.

eAcceleration/StopSign is proud of this recognition by the BBB, the leader in marketplace trust, as a reliable and trustworthy business. We’d also like to thank our customers and partners for their continued support.

If you're looking for great anti-virus software that won't break the bank, try StopSign. You don't pay extra for tech support for difficult malware, and our web protection software just works. Download & install StopSign to find out why our members choose us over the other options.

This Tax Season, Beware of IRS Tax and Refund Scams.

This Tax Season, Beware of IRS Tax and Refund Scams.

As we get closer to April 15th here in the U.S., tax scams will be on the rise. Every year phishers, scammers, and hackers take to the Internet and attempt to rook as many people as possible into forking over their banking information and hard-earned cash. We’ll give you some pointers on how to detect, and avoid, some of the more common tax scams.

Most tax scams involve someone claiming to be from the IRS, and the scam will more than likely involve identity theft. These scammers pose as legitimate IRS employees and try to fool you into giving them personal and/or financial information. (e.g. passwords, Social Security numbers, PIN numbers, bank account information, credit card numbers, and even your mother’s maiden name) Any information they gain can be used to try to get access to one or more of your accounts and rob you blind. While snail mail scam attempts are not unheard of, it’s much easier for the bad guys to send out false IRS emails or set up fake IRS websites.

When it comes to figuring out if an email or web site is really from the IRS or if it’s part of an elaborate tax scam, there are usually some tell-tale signs to distinguish the fake from the real. First off, if the name of the Internal Revenue Service or any other federal agency is spelled wrong, that’s a dead giveaway. Another common problem is bad grammar and/or odd phrasing of words. Many of the email or website tax scams come from overseas, and non-native English speakers will usually get something wrong when they write the content for their scam.

There are innumerable ways that someone can try to take advantage of you, but here are some of the more common IRS tax and/or refund scams to watch out for:

  • Fake Links and Phony Websites: The IRS says that this is the most common tax scam: Someone claiming to be from the IRS and sending out an email promising tax refunds when you click a link in the email and fill out a form on a web page. Phishing scams involving an identical-looking (but fake) IRS website are all too common. Just remember that the only way to get a refund is by sending in your tax return to the IRS, not by clicking a link you get in an email.

    We’ve got a blog post on “How to Spot a Fake Website” that can help you figure out what’s real and what’s a scam.

  • Form W-8BEN: Even though form W-8BEN is a real tax form, a rising tax scam is for someone claiming to be from the IRS and asking you to fill out Form W-8BEN. This is particularly nasty because this form requires personal financial details to be submitted, and should only be submitted through your financial institution. (The IRS will never ask you to fill out a W-8BEN form.) In general the IRS doesn’t send unsolicited emails to taxpayers and they certainly don’t discuss or request tax account information via email.

  • Fake Refunds: One of the scams the IRS warns taxpayers about are emails or letters promising refunds that don’t actually exist. They could claim to detail some new “economic recovery” law you’re eligible for (and an increased tax refund) if you register your bank account info with the IRS, or they may even offer to pay you to take part in an IRS survey. If you sign up, instead of a bigger refund or a fat check you’ll be funding a scammer for his or her next vacation. If you want to maximize your refund, consider hiring a trusted professional instead of signing up for something from an unsolicited email.

  • Virus-infected tax forms: Malware attacks aimed at U.S. taxpayers tend to rise during tax season, and fake W-2 forms in an email can be filled with trojans, spyware, or viruses. Before opening any email attachment, make sure you are expecting an email with an attachment or you may unwittingly give hackers access to your computer. Once they’re on your system, a hacker can install key logging software to capture everything you type (emails, passwords, shopping cart items, Internet searches, etc.) without you knowing about it at all.

  • Threatening emails: Some tax scams take a hard-nose approach to their phishing attempts. You could receive an email threatening you with legal consequences if you don’t respond to an e-mail or register on a website provided, which will be conveniently run by the scammer. Things they may tell you that you’ll be liable for include additional taxes, huge legal fees, or a reduction of tax refunds.

As long as there are taxes, there will be tax scams aimed at innocent people. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. If it sounds too fishy, it probably is. If you think someone is trying to scam you, or if you think you were the victim of a tax-related scam, contact the IRS, your bank (including credit card companies and other financial institutions if applicable), and your local police department.

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If you're looking for great anti-virus software that won't break the bank, try StopSign. You don't pay extra for tech support for difficult malware, and our web protection software just works. Download & install StopSign to find out why our members choose us over the other options.

The Week in Review for 01-29-2010.

Here are a few selected RT‘s and assorted information from the StopSign Twitter account you may have missed this week. Did we miss anything? Please let us know by leaving a comment below.

And here’s a StopSign blog post we talked about on Twitter, too…

  • We released a new blog article titled “7 Tips for Better Email Etiquette“. In it you’ll find ways to not only be courteous, but also to make sure that your point gets across.

Thanks for taking the time to check out our blog! We want to hear from you on the @stopsigntweets Twitter account and here on our blog, so don’t be afraid to ask us a question, give us some feedback or just say “Hi”.

If you're looking for great anti-virus software that won't break the bank, try StopSign. You don't pay extra for tech support for difficult malware, and our web protection software just works. Download & install StopSign to find out why our members choose us over the other options.

The Week in Review for 01-22-2010.

Here are a few selected RT‘s and assorted information from the StopSign Twitter account you may have missed this week. Did we miss anything? Please let us know by leaving a comment below.

And here are a couple of StopSign blog posts we talked about on Twitter, too…

Have a great weekend, and keep those tweets coming! We’d love to hear from you on the @stopsigntweets Twitter account and here on our blog.

If you're looking for great anti-virus software that won't break the bank, try StopSign. You don't pay extra for tech support for difficult malware, and our web protection software just works. Download & install StopSign to find out why our members choose us over the other options.