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For a basic antivirus and spyware program, Trend by far is the easiest to use

  • Jul 24, 2009
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Please be advised that this software (Trend Micro Antivirus + Antispyware 2009) is just for antivirus and anti-spyware protection while online. This does not protect against email spam, stop malicious downloads from websites, have backup and restore options, protect against identity theft or have parental controls. With that being said, Trend Anit-Virus and Anti-Spyware program has been consistent in alerting me of possible threats such as worms and trojan horses, and it will notify me of any unauthorized changes to applications. It will scan your emails but it will not give you the option to control spam or stop unwanted images. With the recent updates to Windows, I really found no need to have a program that did everything since my system has a firewall, I can maximize my computer performance and I am able to backup my system using Windows. Windows Vista even has parental control built right in but I do not use that feature.

I previously had McAfee Internet Protection installed on my work computer and had 9 days left on my subscription so I decided to give Trend a try. Installation was easy. It only took 3 minutes to install the program and approximately 10 minutes to download the updates. During installation please be aware that Windows Defender will be automatically turned off to avoid any conflicts.

Since this program is a basic anti-virus, I have seen a dramatic difference in my system's speed. I guess the more your anti-virus software does, the more memory it uses and slows done your computers performance since it is continuously running in the background. I have been pleased with this software's performance and I have had no conflicts or issues arise. I mostly shop online, check my Yahoo email and interact in Facebook. If you are looking for a program that offers more than just the basics, this program does give you the opportunity to upgrade to Pro from Basic if you are looking for more protection.

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Trend Micro AntiVirus + AntiSpyware is the essential security you need to safeguard all your data and files. With automatic scans, updates and outbreak alerts, you can rest easy knowing you have systematic, ongoing protection against the latest malicious viruses, worms, Trojan horse programs, and spyware.

Essential protection for your PC
Trend Micro AntiVirus plus AntiSpyware lets you send and receive email, share files and exchange instant messages securely:

  • Scans for viruses, spyware and other threats on demand or on the days and times you specify
  • Automatically scans your files, email and instant messages for viruses, spyware and other threats in real-time
  • Prevents unauthorized users from changing your critical applications, without impacting your PC's performance

Smart Defense against Virus and Spyware
Trend Micro AntiVirus plus AntiSpyware combines automated scans and powerful protection so you can relax while you email, share files and conduct other everyday tasks on your computer.

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Protects against current and future viruses
An award-winning anti-virus engine protects against computer viruses, worms, Trojan horse programs, and related security threats. Automatic updates immunize you against new computer virus outbreaks for the full duration of your subscription.

Defends your personal information with anti-spyware technology
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