Trend Micro Maximum Security is a complete personal security package. Combining the precise scanning engine of Trend Micro Antivirus+ and the comprehensive toolkit of Internet Security, Maximum Security covers not only Mac and PC but also your Android device.
Nice interface: Maximum Security's gray-white background, expandable menus, and oversized buttons stay in line with Trend Micro's minimalist design. A large Start button performs a quick scan, and there's a drop-down menu to select full or custom scans.
XP tested and 7 and 8 secured: Trend Micro's prowess was praised by AV-Test in its recent comparison of Internet security suites that still support Windows XP. The corporate version was ranked as the top-performing suite in AV-Test's XP comparison tests, while the consumer package earned a protection rating of 97 percent via AV-Comparatives -- and without significant impact on system resources.
Comprehensive online protection: True to its name, Maximum Security aims to protect all aspects of your online life and prevent problems before they happen, through features like password filling, site-reputation checks, a privacy scanner, and social networking protections. Parental controls allow you to lock down Net activity and programs based on your family computer usage and habits. Password filling mean you don't have to remember authentications, and site reputation keeps you away from the more questionable domains.
No prescan: Trend Micro's installation process is usually pretty quick; however, if the system is already under duress from malware attacks and takeovers, setup can be painfully slow. Without the prescan ability like that found in other antivirus suites, installing on a troubled system and performing a cleaning operation is more time consuming.
Multiple packages: The installer for Maximum Security is separate from the Password Manager. To get the website security check and password filling to work, additional extensions/add-ons and a toolbar are required post-installation. Uninstallation of the Password Manager is also separate from Maximum Security removal.
Trend Micro Maximum Security offers exceptional protection for both consumer and business users. By continuing to support Windows XP, as well as keeping current with stylish UI updates, Trend Micro demonstrates awareness of customer needs. Parental settings limit your exposure to malware. First-time setup can be a chore, due to the lack of a prescan option, making cleanup jobs difficult. Multiple service setups are the price you pay to get comprehensive coverage of your digital life. These minor flaws are temporary, as after the initial setup, Maximum Security's day-to-day performance is more than satisfactory.
Trend Micro Maximum Security provides comprehensive, multiple device protection and privacy for your digital life. It's unique security, designed to safeguard you and your family on social networks like Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and LinkedIn. With its parental controls, you can restrict or filter website access when your kids go online. Maximum Security gives you the flexibility to protect up to 3 devices -- any combination of PC, Mac, or mobile (iOS and Android) devices. This is all-in-one security for practically everything you do online. It allows you to enjoy your digital life safely with comprehensive protection and privacy for multiple devices.
What's new in this version:
Social media protection: Identifies privacy settings in LinkedIn that may leave your personal information publicly available and vulnerable to identity theft.