Trend Micro

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by JerryM, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    I do not see much about Trend Micro. However, it seems to be very effective according to AV Comparatives. I have it on my Kindle Fire, which is Android so not necessarily a good test.

    I have use KIS for years and it does OK, but I was thinking about trying TM, as my KIS expires in September.
    Any comments or experience?

    Thanks,
    Jerry
     
  2. Thankful

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    The AV-Comparatives tests show a lot of FPs, although I never had one when I used it.
    When I used it a couple of years ago, there was only a very basic user forum where
    Trend employees did not participate. I don't know if this has changed. For premium
    support, you have to pay extra.
     
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  3. JerryM

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    Thanks, Thankful. I appreciate the response. I had overlooked the number of FP. Seeing that number I am not going to consider TM further.
    Regards,
    Jerry
     
  4. roger_m

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    Aside from the false positives, I find it to be very heavy and cause slowdowns.
     
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  5. JerryM

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    I have the free version on my Kindle. It does not update or provide real time protection. I have to call it up manually. I figured that Android is save enough so that real time protection was not needed. I may be incorrect. I also have MBAM free.
    Jerry
     
  6. hawki

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    Thanks JerryM

    I had deleted my question after you saw it.
     
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    We have been using it at work for the last 2 years. It is mostly trouble free but lately false positives are a problem. And like Norton, when there is one you are not given any options. It just deletes the file. We probably won't use it anymore when it next expires.
     
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    This, despite their claims that they made it much lighter, it is still one of the heavier solutions out there.

    Try opening more than 10 tabs in a browser and watch how it crawls to death
     
  9. Umbra

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    Trend strong point is the Webfilter , except that, nothing special.
     
  10. roger_m

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    I'd rather not do that. It's quite common to see it installed on computers I work on, as I believe a major electronics reatailer here in Australia heavily promotes it. Sometimes I remove it and replace it with something lighter.
     
  11. JerryM

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    I never come close to opening 10 tabs. But I am going to pass on it.
    Jerry
     
  12. InfinityAz

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    Funny, been using for 2 years now and it is very light no matter how many tabs I have open. Additionally, I rarely get false positives but when you do it does automatically quarantine them (can just restore and exclude).

    Edit: You're going to receive differing opinions and the best bet is to try it and see for yourself. What I read in forums regarding performance, effectiveness, etc. are often different from what I experience when I use the product myself (especially when the advice is from people who are not even currently running the product).
     
  13. JerryM

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    Thanks, InfinityAz, for the help. I have been pretty well satisfied with KIS and at the present plan to keep it on my PC. On my Kindles I have Eset and Trend Micro.
    Regards,
    Jerry