Trend Micro Antivirus Plus Security Review
System Requirements: Microsoft Windows 7 (SP1), 8, 10.
Version: Trend Micro Antivirus+ Security Home edition.
Developer: Trend Micro Incorporated.
Trial: 30 days.
Price: $19.95 per year.
Trend Micro Antivirus+ Security is a basic protection software developed for home users. Wrapped in a simple design AV includes only the basic and core features. Trend Micro Antivirus+ Security defends the user’s computer against spyware, keyloggers, hackers, operating system exploits, Trojans, rootkits, and worms. The AV protection also includes monitoring Email and Web Traffic.
– Database counts more than 250 million of threats.
– Virus Protection.
– Malware Protection.
– Ransomware Protection.
– Email Monitoring.
– Web Traffic scan.
– Mute Mode.
– Heavy on computer resources.
– Vulnerability scan not included.
– Ransomware protection limited to the user with administrator rights.
– The extension supports Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome.
– Email client supported is only Microsoft Outlook.
Trend Micro Antivirus+ is basic home edition protection intended for 1 device only. The AV protects against 250 million types of malware, viruses and other threats. Software not only scans and protects local files but folders representing online storage such as Google Drive, DropBox, and OneDrive. The ransomware protection jumps to action when recognizing the behavior, and additional stores backup files in certain drives. Although the software does a great protection job, for more leisure and family protection user will have to pay one of the extended versions Internet Security or Maximum Security.
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The protection field of Trend Micro Antivirus+ Security is substantial. Although the firewall performance is secondary with occasional omissions the anti-phishing feature is 96% accurate. The hidden feature of the software is preventing a botnet attack in case it happens. The tests showed that majority of them was stopped. The web traffic and email are monitored in real time to prevent any possible threat attack. And for those who like their silence undisturbed, there is a Mute Mode whenever apps are running on full screen to avoid any notifications. Although very few layers make it small in comparing to its big brothers from Trend Micro protection portfolio, Antivirus Plus Security takes a 2 GB of free space, and during updates occasionally consumes computer resources. However, its key feature and that is effectively protecting against viruses, malware, and other malicious software remains untainted.