Trend Micro Internet Security Overview
Trend micro is a comprehensive Internet Security software, of 2017. It provides a powerful, easy and quick protection functions such as anti-spam, data theft prevention, and parental controls.
Trend micro is a reputed software company. Its internet security product is also famous by the name PC-cillin in Australia and virus buster in Japan. It has it’s headquarter at Tokyo, Japan. Despite its various name, the company is famous for providing office scan related services to small and large business organization.
The company was established in 1988 but PC-cillin was launched in 1990 first time.
Trend Micro 90 Days Trial Test Results
The independent Lab AV-Test conducted various tests of its 2017 product and others security software. Trend Micro was able to achieve perfect score equal to that of top security suites such as Bitdefender and Kaspersky on detecting old and zero day threats. Regarding the accuracy of detection, 3 false positives was found during the test.
This antivirus performed well in our test. It was able to detect 97% of threats equal to that of Norton but Webroot SecureAnywhere was more than this, it eliminated all 100% of newly emerging threats. As for online protection Trend Micro blocked 90% of malicious websites although on it is 2% down on anti-phishing test.
Trend Micro supports browser extension to block malicious and phishing websites displaying marking on search components making sure you never try to visit such fraudulent websites.
Parental control protects you kids online behavior allowing to keep separate passwords for all users in order to block from modifying settings. Child age restriction can be configured but proxy escaping must be blocked to protect from using VPN to access the restricted sites.
Data theft protection is another feature of Trend Micro internet security where user can control their data access using a strong password. Trend Micro suggests to use iif it’s not done yet. The protected data cannot be copied to viewed on another device without entering a valid password. Not even the data could be send from internet and network once protected but this feature gets harder to comply on HTTPS secure websites.
Another feature of Trend Micro is data shredder. It securely erase the data making sure it can’t be revert back to gain access. Once data is send to recycle bin and deleted, the system holds them on restore point and deleted data can be recovered. Secure Erase makes sure once the data is configured to be deleted, it overwrites its maximum time and deletes so that there will be no chance of recovery, even with use of any data recovery software or hardware based recovery tool. It takes bit extra time to work but its reliable.
Several software can leave their traces on registry and hard drive. After a long time it can affect the system performance because of junk files and records all over the system. The PC Health Checkup feature of trend micro optimize the system to a highest level possible, allowing to work without interruptions and slow down.
Help and Support
Trend Micro help and support is worth considering good, although there is a limitation such as telephone support only available on business hours. Live chat is not available on weekend, but there are lots of FAQs and knowledge base available for quick resolution of problem.
It normally offers 30 days free trial of products with money back guarantee. In case of dis-satisfaction, customer can get refund for both online and retail purchase. If retail seller hesitating to refund the money, it can be submitted online on Tried Micro customer service, with the receipt and you will get your money back.
Trend Micro can prevent from ransomware infection. Ransomware maliciously encrypts all your datas, keeping them in the custody unless you pay the hacker. Folder Shield feature comes with an added layer of protection keeping limit on file usage.
What is ransomware?
Ransomware locks you out of your computer or prevents you from opening important personal files until you pay the anonymous attacker.
How does Folder Shield work?
Simply select a folder you wish to protect, and Folder Shield will keep the files inside safe from ransomware attacks. Trend Micro security software will notify if suspected ransomware tries to access files protected by Folder Shield.
Trend Micro Internet Security 2017 Key Features
- Antivirus protection
- Antispyware protection
- Anti spam
- Email safety scan
- Family Protection
- Anti root kits
- Online browsing safety
- Wireless network protection
- 10 GB Online full backup
- Hard drive cleanup facility
- Mobile, PDA and Symbian phones safety
The product is tested various times for its reliability and it is found that this program is very effective to protect PC’s from viruses and malwares although the product ranked less than major other available in the market. Trend Micro supports antivirus version from 2007 to current. Earlier versions were only virus scanners. More information can be obtained from its respective online customer service department.
- Scored good on ant phishing and malware detection.
- Improved anti-ransomware feature.
- Less impact on system performance.
- Scans different websites for security errors.
- Secure data shredder and deletion feature.
- Contains added features such as anti-spam filtering.
- Lack of firewall, password manager and gaming mode features.
- Few bugs on parental control.
- Anti-Spam doesn’t support all email clients.
- Few false positives.