Trend Micro Internet Security

Trend Micro Internet Security

Trend Micro Internet Security is a security suite for Windows that guarantees to protect the user's computer against various cyber threats such as viruses, identity theft and dangerous websites. The software also promises to limit children's access to certain pages and protect user privacy on social networks such as Facebook, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn. The program is paid but can be tried for free for 30 days.


Our opinion


At first, what calls the most attention in Trend Micro Internet Security is the clean and uncomplicated interface. In the tests performed, the program ran lightly, showed agility and efficiency to scan the computer and demonstrated full compatibility with Windows 10.


In fact, Trend Micro's security suite can work in the background without sacrificing PC performance. It adds an icon near the Windows clock and monitors PC activities in real time. From this button, the user can access a menu that, among various tools, can easily start a search for malware on the disk, or start the control center, where all other functions are available.


The software was also very quick to scan the hard drive for malware. On the notebook where the test was performed, the storage capacity is 1TB and there is a lot of content stored, including old browsing data such as cache and cookies. Even so, it took him less than five minutes to complete the entire survey.


Unfortunately, in order to monitor and ensure privacy in web browsing and social networks, as promised by the manufacturer, it is necessary to install a taskbar of Trend Micro Internet Security itself in the browser. In some cases, this can slow down the browser and take up unnecessary memory space.


According to the manufacturer, Trend Micro Internet Security preserves the user's identity on two fronts: blocking spam emails that contain phishing scams, which are those with malicious links that capture private information, and also identify flaws in the privacy settings on social networks, to prevent personal data from being exposed without the user knowing.


The latest version of the program also protects against ransomware, a type of malware that captures a user's system and charges a cash amount to release it.


pros

  • clean look
  • Uncomplicated interface
  • take in the background


cons

  • Many functions are not available for testing
  • Requires installation of browser menu bar
  • Only in English

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