Trend Micro Maximum Security - A Great Security SuiteTime: Jul. 31, 2020
The best antivirus solution is as simple as it sounds. If a user cannot navigate the application to use the functions, much of the utility of the program is lost. Trend Micro Maximum Security combines this principle with the easiest navigation we've ever seen.
The standard board is very simple. In the middle is a large scanning circle, the color of which changes depending on the state of the PC. Clicking on the circle starts a quick scan, while clicking on the down arrow on the right you can choose between quick, full and custom scans.
Above this circle are the four basic categories of application security: device, data protection, data and family.
The Device tab contains the Trend Micro web filtering and real-time scan settings. There is also a PC Status Check option to optimize system performance. When you use the feature, the app organizes your current optimization level and lets you choose whether you want to make any improvements. These optimizations range from repairing security vulnerabilities to recovering storage space.
Next in this section of the app is Silent Mode, which is a really cool version of the typical game mode functionality. By default, silent mode is enabled when the PC enters full screen mode. However, this can be disabled if you prefer to enable it manually.
While running, silent mode prevents "non-critical" notifications from interrupting you. You can also disable Windows Update and automatically exit programs. There is also a setting to disable mute after a certain interval.
Silent mode is ideal for gamers who want to stop their backup program or other applications while playing.
The "Confidentiality" tab contains functions that prevent confidential data from leaving your PC. However, some are less useful. The privacy scanner option is designed to automatically scan social networks like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to optimize your privacy settings. You are also supposed to scan your web browsers to make sure they are as private as possible.
Trend Micro has also added a new feature called Pay Guard that opens a secure sandbox browser in Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer, but does not offer Edge support. You can see when Pay Guard is active at all times as the browser window has a solid border to indicate that it is a secure session. Trend Micro recommends using this feature only for online shopping and banking, and not for regular browsing.
Finally, in Data Theft Prevention, you can use the Privacy tab to enter certain information, such as a credit card number, email address, or phone number, that you want to protect. If Trend Micro discovers that this information has entered a website, email, or instant message, you will be notified that the information is leaving your PC.
The Data tab is the core of Trend Micro's security features. Folder Shield protects certain folders from ransomware and can specify as many or as few folders as you like. Confidential data is removed during secure deletion, while Password Manager is a browser-based password manager for storing passwords, completing forms, and taking secure notes. Vault allows you to encrypt sensitive data.
The Family tab allows you to use the Trend Micro parental controls for device restrictions, such as: B. To limit websites or computer time.
Here are the main features. Trend Micro also has a configuration area that you can access through the computer next to the large scan button on the main dash. Here you can configure the options to scan and check the status of the PC. There is also an exceptions list that prevents Trend Micro from monitoring certain files or folders, as well as options to list approved websites and Wi-Fi networks.
Back on the dashboard, next to the settings option, there is a button to view security reports, which shows all threats found or blocked, the results of the last PC integrity check, a summary of parental controls and a description general security of your browser password.