Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security

Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 360 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2007
File Size:
6.32MB
Date Added:
September 19, 2006
Price:
Free to try (30-day trial); $49.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP
Total Downloads:
1,381,724
Downloads Last Week:
1,092
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Windows 2000/XP, Internet Explorer 5.5

Editors' review

Trend Micro provides comprehensive security protection for your PC and home network. We only wish the trial didn't dominate our computer's resources while it did so. However, if you have the memory and CPU to handle the program's multiple processes, PC-Cillin 2007 is a great all-in-one solution for your security needs.

The PC-Cillin 2007 interface will be familiar to anyone who's used ZoneAlarm, Windows Update Manager, or any other app designed for mainstream PC users. Six clickable tabs on the left--Overview, Virus & Spyware Controls, Personal Network & Firewall Controls, Internet & Email Controls, Other Settings, and Help & Support--display settings and options in a main window on the right. Trend Micro's promised online security serve, TrendSecure, uses an expandable sidebar, but the message now only reads "Coming Soon..."

As mentioned, the PC-Cillin package is certainly comprehensive. Aside from the expected protection against viruses and spyware, the application also has customizable spam filters, phishing alerts, and new virus warnings. One of the more interesting is data-theft protection that will prevent specific private information such as social security and credit card numbers from being sent via Web, e-mail, or IM without your explicit approval.

The only unfortunate side effect of all this coverage seems to be the program's footprint. With antispam filters and real-time protection enabled, several Trend Micro processes each use more than 25MB of memory. The installation of the trial is also a bit dodgy, as the default selection creates two directories within Trend Micro's program folders, and the program inserts itself into your start-up menu with no obvious method of removing it. Though the trial seems to be a continuing work in progress, we can't complain about the PC protection it provides.

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  • All Versions:

    3.3

    out of 360 votes

    • 5 star: 135
    • 4 star: 57
    • 3 star: 40
    • 2 star: 31
    • 1 star: 97
  • Current Version:

    3.4

    out of 106 votes

    • 5 star: 37
    • 4 star: 22
    • 3 star: 14
    • 2 star: 13
    • 1 star: 20
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    "Not satisfied. My laptop got malwares"

    August 27, 2014   |   By Rose2014

    Version: Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 7.0.1151

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    Summary

    I am not satisfied. I been using the paid version for 2 years now and I was surprised last July when my laptop slows down and multiple windows were appearing when I just only clicked the My Computer for example. Even though I scanned my laptop using trend micro, it didn't detected the malwares. It was only then that my friend suggested that I download Malwarebytes to further check. And that's it! The Malwarebytes detected more than 1000 malwares and I was really surprised because that was really really reeeeeeally weird! I am just an ordinary internet user and I am not allowing or clicking the sites that are infected. The malwares have reached up to system32 files and my laptop always crashed. And I have no choice but to reformat my laptop. I was really really mad but I haven't got the chance to contact their customer service that time. But definitely I will contact them when I got the chance this week.

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