Trend Micro Security protects your computer from both known and zero-day malware internet threats. It is a good option if your computer runs a Windows operating system, including Windows 10. Trend Micro Security did well as we compared the best antivirus software, in part. Because it earned a perfect score for malware detection and removal in our tests. And did well in other third-party protection tests. For every malicious website, even though they doesn’t load on the site because it no longer exists or because it’s getting too much time.
Trend Micro recognizes the URL and still tells us the danger at that. This is because the software uses web reputation technology that provides points to determine how safe and secure the web page is to a domain. There is also Web reputation technology which works very well without having to install a browser extension with the Trend Micro Microsoft Edge. Because the Edge does not allow third-party extensions in its browser, most antivirus programs can not stop it from downloading dangerous sites or downloading them in malware because the Edge is jumping into some security settings and it can happen. But Trend Micro was able to warn us about these threats with in-browser messages.
We highly recommend this software if you use Microsoft Edge to access the web. This is a huge plus and a feature several antivirus programs don’t have. While searching on the web, posting on social media or sending an email is not a problem, but while waiting for video and game to load and adding large files to outgoing emails, we experienced some drag.
One important feature Trend Micro doesn’t have that other basic antivirus programs tend to include is a vulnerability scanner. This tool checks all the programs installed on your computer and lets you know if any need to be updated. Ransomware also takes advantage of these weak spots. Trend Micro Security also doesn’t have safe banking tools, a password manager or parental controls. However, there is tremendous micro compatible security in Internet protection programs that include all these tools.
Antivirus Basics is another program that includes many of these features yet its price is more than the Trend Micro Antivirus + Security. If you need help to install or use your antivirus program, email support is always available and in normal business hours you can reach the Trade Micro Representative by phone. However, if you choose to purchase the premium support package along with your Trend Micro antivirus software, you have access to 24/7 telephone support and expedited email replies.
- Protects against Viruses Blocks viruses, spyware, worms, and Trojans, preventing infection of your computer
- Blocks Dangerous Websites Protects against spyware by identifying dangerous links in websites social networks emails and instant messages
- Guards against Identity Theft Detects spam emails containing phishing scams that can trick you into revealing private personal information
- Provides Safe Surfing Prevents you from visiting dangerous websites so you can browse without having to worry about online threats