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Robust protection

Trend Micro Internet Security Pro is a robust security suite, offering users an incredible number of features.

Trend Micro Internet Security Pro is a robust security suite, offering users an incredible number of features. Included are not only the boilerplate virus and spyware detection and removal abilities, but also a firewall, data theft prevention monitoring, parental controls, an included Wi-Fi hot-spot verification service, security for your Windows Mobile or Symbian smartphone, and system restore, system cleaning, and backup features.

In the parental control and data theft protection features, the program will monitor outgoing information and block it from being sent, including phone numbers, names, and credit card data. It will also warn against dangerous links in instant messages and SMTP e-mail. Trend Micro now includes a Smart Protection Network, as well, and leverages anonymous data from its customers to determine when malicious threats are manifesting on users' computers and blocking the threat. There's also a gaming and video mode that the program automatically moves into when it detects gameplay or video watching, so that scans won't interrupt your relaxation. As do its competitors, Trend Micro comes with full customer support.

What this full-featured suite lacks is consistent performance, and a lack of recent independent testing numbers on Trend Micro has made it equally hard to determine how effective it is. However, for the feature set available, especially if you're a smartphone user, Trend Micro might be the best choice for you.

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