Updated 27 Jan 2017

Trend Micro

Antivirus+ Security

Snapshot: Trend Micro Antivirus+ Security has anti-phishing and anti-spam features. How well can it protect your computer?

Antivirus+ Security
Consumer score
SCORE
Price guide

$55.30

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Test results

Overall score
60
Protection
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
System impact
?/10

Good points

  • OK protection.
  • OK to use.
  • Moderate system impact.
  • Has anti-spam protection.
  • Has anti-phishing protection.

But

  • No Apple OS X version available.
  • No banking protection feature.
  • No backup feature.

How we test

Overall score:

  • Protection (65%)
  • Ease of use (25%)
  • System impact (10%)

Protection includes:

  • Anti-malware performance including on-demand scanning, malware detection, false positive malware detection, URL protection and real-world protection from known malicious websites.
  • Firewall performance including features and settings aw well as incoming and outgoing protection – incoming protection tests the firewall’s ability to detect and prevent external scans; outgoing protection tests the ability to detect and prevent unauthorised data being sent outward to the internet, including sensitive data such as credit card details.

Ease of use takes into account: installation, configuration and normal day-to-day use of the software as well as clarity/simplicity of the user interface. We also look at the user help such as guidance, help menu and options and updating the software.

System impact includes assessment of the software’s use of disk space and memory plus its effect on boot time and on common tasks such as program launch and use, file use, copying and conversion.

Key data

Key data

Price guide
$55.30

Program

Number of PCs on licence
1
Licence period (years)
1
Version tested
11.0.1158

Features

Similar version for Mac OS
No
Windows 8 integration
Yes
Windows 10 supported
Yes
Anti-phishing
Anti-spam
Yes
Parental controls
×
Backup
×
Banking protection feature
×
E-mail scanner
POP3 protection incoming messages in Windows Live Mail
IMAP4 protection of incoming messages in Windows Live Mail
Settings password protected
Offline help
×
Download of a bootable CD / DVD
Download of a bootable USB key
Can create a bootable CD / DVD
×
Can create a bootable USB key
×
Minimum requirements - Processor
800MHz processor for Vista or Win 7; 1GHz processor for Windows 8 or Win 10.
Minimum requirements - RAM
512MB for Vista; 1GB for 32-bit Windows 7, 8 or 10; 2GB for 64-bit Win 7, 8 or 10.
Minimum requirements - Hard disk
1.3GB
Recommended requirements - Processor
1GHz for Vista or Win 7.
Recommended requirements - RAM
1GB for Vista
Recommended requirements - Hard disk
1.5GB
Software requirements - Browser
Microsoft® Internet Explorer 9.0 or above; Mozilla Firefox latest version; Google Chrome latest version

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