Expert Trend Micro Review 2018

In a nutshell: Trend Micro offers antivirus protection across a range of operating systems including Mac and Windows as well as iOS and Android mobile devices. The Trend Micro protection suite also comes with a password manager, file encryption, and a firewall booster. Upgrade to premium plans for enhanced tools like shredding and social media privacy protection.

Overview

With over 25 years of experience in the antivirus and internet security field, Trend Micro specializes in providing users with state of the art cloud-based antivirus and internet security solutions, powered by global threat intelligence infrastructure. Easy to implement and boasting impressive malware blocking and detection rates, Trend Micro is one of the top antivirus services for 2014.

Boasting impressive malware blocking scores and solid behavior-based and signature-based antivirus and malware detection and removal rates, Trend Micro is a popular choice for personal as well as business users in 2014. Featuring an intuitive, easy to use interface, relatively unobtrusive software and easy to implement scheduled and manual scans, Trend Micro’s software is popular with both novice, and more advanced users. 

Compatibility

TrendMicro offers flexible compatibility and works with Windows 7.8. vista, XP, and Android and iOS devices. Those who have recently upgraded to Windows 10 can also use Trend Micro with their operating systems.

Spyware, Malware & Ransomware Scans

With an intuitive, easy to use interface that displays security level at a glance, easy to implement manual and/or scheduled scans and free trials, Trend Micro is one of the more user-friendly virus and malware protection providers out there.

Though Trend Micro boasts relatively unimpressive hands-on malware cleanup scores, it does score very highly when it comes to malware and Ransomware blockage, implementing a ‘web-reputation’ approach designed to rate domains on a scale according to how reputable and trustworthy they are, and warning off users from ‘shady’ domains or any ambiguous online activity. 

Email Scans

Trend Micro's hosted email security and antispam protection continuously stops spam and threats before they reach your computer. It automatically updates to block spam, malware, spear-phishing, and other targeted threats sent through email. The Trend Micro email protection protects Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Office 365, Google Apps, and other hosted and on-premises email systems.

Download Protection

Trend Micro employs behavior-based intelligent detection infrastructures that combine traditional signature-based security with real-time protection, gathering information on new viruses from their user-base by analyzing file behavior, and alerting every installed copy of the software to these newly detected threats.

Resource Usage

Providing users with dependable and affordable internet security, antivirus and mobile security solutions, Trend Micro is recommended for both personal, and business, users who are looking for easy to use, unobtrusive computer and mobile protection software. The system runs in the background without interrupting or slowing down normal computer processes.

Real-time Scanning

Admittedly, Trend Micro’s behavior-based intelligent detection technologies are a valuable tool in rooting out and removing new viruses and malware, users should pay attention to the fact that, at times, this very same technology can, and has, mistakenly identified vital programs as malware and that periodic manual checks are advised.

Privacy Policy

Because Trend Micro must be installed on the computer to work, it receives access to personal information. Their privacy policy ensures that all information collected does not get shared and goes toward improving their service to customers.

Customer Support

Trend Micro’s users report solid customer support that can be reached by phone, mail, or by submitting a case ticket online, for more personalized support, and issues are usually resolved with first responder.

Antivirus+Internet SecurityMaximum Security
Price per year $19.95 $49.95 $49.95
Devices 1 3 5
License duration 1 year 1 year 1 year
Anti-Ransomware
Blocks 250,000,000+ daily threats
Mobile security (for both Android and iOS)
Password manager
Secures privacy on social media
Supports PC
Anti-spyware
Anti-adware
Anti-malware
Email protection
Parental control
Supports Mac

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Pros
  • Excellent malware-blocking
  • Impressive malicious URL blocker
  • Bonus firewall booster
Cons
  • Installation is time-consuming
  • Pricey
Bottom Line
Trend Micro is recommended for users who are looking for easy to use, unobtrusive computer protection.
Compatibility
Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, MAC OS x, iOS, Android
Top 5
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9.8
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9.1
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7.8

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