Trend Micro Titanium Antivirus + is antivirus software that protects from viruses and spyware as well as all sorts of other malware: keyloggers, hackers, operating system exploits, dialers, malicious cookies and scripts, Trojan horses, rootkits and worms. It can detect and eliminate fake antivirus software. Purchase of Trend Micro Titanium Antivirus + for Windows includes a copy of Trend Micro Smart Surfing for Mac. You can customize, or skin, your copy of this antivirus software with an image or photo. Independent test lab AV-Test certifies Trend Micro, and it scores relatively well in AV-Test results for protection and usability on Windows 7 and Windows XP.
This antivirus software combines traditional signature-based security with real-time protection. The cloud-based antivirus element, Trend Micro Smart Protection Network, gathers data on brand new viruses from the community of users and then alerts every installed copy of the software about new threats. So, this antivirus software doesn’t detect threats solely based on whether they match a local signature database. It also detects threats based on the behaviors of files to see how they conduct themselves. Trend Micro uses file-reputation technology to examine files for patterns that might signify malware.
Trend Micro Titanium Antivirus + lets you surf the web safely because it blocks access to malicious websites and prevents malicious drive-by downloads. A component of the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network uses web-reputation technology to protect you online. The web-reputation approach assigns a score to domains and individual pages. The score is a function of the site’s age, location changes and various factors that could provide a clue about potential danger. In a similar fashion, email-reputation technology protects your system from email-born threats by validating IP addresses and checking reputation databases of sources known to be bad. By stopping threats while they are still in the cloud, botnets are unable to reach your PC or your network.
The software is easy to use thanks to a straightforward interface. The main console provides the current security level at a glance. The software is designed to scan for threats in real time, but you can always perform a manual scan. You can choose from a quick scan, an in-depth scan or a custom scan.
Trend Micro has a good mix of help and support options online, including general customer service and technical support. They host a searchable knowledge base, or you can look for help in the discussion board. Personalized assistance is available by submitting a case online or getting in contact directly over the phone or live chat. Premium support is available for such issues as PC tune-up, malware removal or emergencies.
Although this antivirus software is AV-Test Certified, it does not receive the highest marks and other independent test labs have not tested it lately. Trend Micro Titanium Antivirus + is rich in features and has good customer service. A couple of unique features are that you can customize your copy with an image, and purchase of the PC version includes a copy of Trend Micro Smart Surfing for Macintosh.
Trend Micro Titanium Antivirus + has a small code footprint because it leverages the cloud.
AV-Test did not give this product the highest repair score on Windows 7.
Titanium Antivirus + has acceptable performance and it is easy to use.