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Many types of exploits, viruses, spyware, scams and other threats are present on the web and endanger users daily.  Hilltop works hard to keep abreast of new threats to our users and keep you updated on the most important developing stories.  This page serves to document newly discovered threats so you can avoid them before they cause problems. 

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If you are not running updated antivirus and antispyware software, we recommend the following products:

Windows Defender by Microsoft - provides free protection from spyware threats.

Grisoft AVG Antivirus - provides free or paid protection from virus threats.

 


Current Threats

Yahoo! Small Business Domain Registrations

Posted by Administrator (admin) on Jan 04 2010 at 3:50 pm
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One of our customers found out the hard way: after the first year, Yahoo's domain registration renewal prices jump to $34.95 per year.  Not necessarily a scam, but if you don't read the fine print, you'll get burned on this one.  Hilltop recommends Dotster for domain registrations.  We have partnered with Dotster to negotiate some of the lowest domain registrations available, and they don't increase after the first year!  If you sign up for a Dotster account through our website, you will be eligable to register and renew domains for $8.00 or less per domain per year!  That's 50% off Dotster's standard pricing.  Even GoDaddy can't beat that!  Go to Hilltop.net and select Services -> Domain Registration to begin.

Also, please be wary of third party registrars who are not directly accountable to ICANN, and who offer unbelievably low prices.  Several scams have appeared regarding these services.

 

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