Is stopsignav.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of stopsignav.exe:









File purpose and description:

This file is called eAcceleration Stop-Sign, will startup whenever you reboot your pc. Although this file is not considered adware, many are now reporting that this was installed via "drive by" installation, with other files, which means it installed in a very suspicious way. If this were on my pc, I would remove it immediately. If you did not install this on your own, then I recommend removing it from your startup. Many also reported that the uninstall for this didn't work, as the program simply returns again! (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)

Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
stopsignav.exe

File type:
This is an exe file

File or folder location:
This will be found on your hard drive at C:\Program Files\Acceleration Software\Anti-Virus\stopsignav.exe


General information:
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes. You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows "task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files on your computer, for example, stopsignav.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned. You can always find the location of stopsignav.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.

Jump to the entire processes list here!