Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security

Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security

Download Editors' Rating:
4
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Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 360 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2007
  • Total Downloads:
    1,410,027
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 19, 2006
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $49.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    6.32MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    362
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.4

    out of 106 votes

    • 5 star 37
    • 4 star 22
    • 3 star 14
    • 2 star 13
    • 1 star 20
  • All Versions

    3.3

    out of 360 votes

    • 5 star 135
    • 4 star 57
    • 3 star 40
    • 2 star 31
    • 1 star 97
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1 stars

"Pre-Loaded and Terrible"

October 19, 2012  |  By thepwnks

 |  Version: Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 2007

Pros

You get to have the satisfaction of removing it.

Cons

Everything about this program has disappointed me. It came pre-loaded on my computer and it never ceased to pop up with its automatic scans. Even after I removed it this still gave me trouble. There was a firewall left behind that prevented me from using the internet at all.

Summary

This is a lackluster product at best, it has caused me more frustration then the viruses that I would have eventually gotten on my computer with this shotty anti-virus. Would not recommend.

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1 stars

"This is the worse software I've ever purchased"

September 26, 2007  |  By wamba2

 |  Version: Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 2007

Cons

When purchased I was given outdated software. Trojans, bombarded my pc and of course no technical support. I was told to take it to the shop it wasn't their fault. $425 to repair damages. Couldn't register software I had already purchased and of course no tech support. I would not use this software if it were given to me, and it was by Best Buy. When I finally uninstalled it after getting out the shop (2months later) 3 trojans were on it that the software had not detected. Use at your own risk.

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1 stars

"Installation only works as Administrator, even if there is only one user."

September 19, 2007  |  By rick8west

 |  Version: Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 2007

Pros

The antivirus software is the best.

Cons

Installing pccillin 15.3 in Vista runs into a problem: If you follow the instructions, you are asked to click on the installation program, but it fails with the message: "You have to be Administrator to run this program". I am the only user on a brand new HP 6405. Nowhere does it tell you that you have to right-click on the icon and "Run as Adminstrator". Then the installation proceeds. If you don't do this, the installer unpacks the files and stops. When you click on the unpacked programs, you get a variety of unrelated error messages from Vista.

The Vista user administration shows one user who is administrator. You cannot switch from regular user to administrator, or login as administrator.

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4 stars

"Trend Micro rated as 4th best antivirus at "

September 13, 2007  |  By hbabgi

 |  Version: Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 2007

Pros

Trend Micro rated as 4th best antivirus at Top Ten Reviews website

it's so light and doesn?t consume my memory. at the same time it's controlling all of my security issues even will show you Windows security updates if there is.

in addition, it's control my wireless network and will give you alert if there is any intruder.

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3 stars

"Not bad, but it is still standalone - you should try OfficeScan!!"

August 27, 2007  |  By leboss101

 |  Version: Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 2007

Pros

As good as most of the others for what it does. Solid interface and good scanning

Cons

I have a small business and I prefered the OfficeScan managed service from download.com. This product cannot provide a managed service so if you want central manageability for several computers, maybe better with OfficeScan

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3 stars

"I have to give it 3.5 stars."

August 19, 2007  |  By Chainmail2006

 |  Version: Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 2007

Pros

Beleive me, I'd like to rate it higher and some time ago I would have. It's a full featured suite with everything you would expect and more built in. It has a very good, user friendly GUI, solid-anti virus and anti-spyware, anti spam. identity theft protection and it is a a good performer that updates often and automatically. "Trend Micro", unlike "Norton" provides excellent, free tech support no matter where you buy their software from. You can buy it at on line stores cheap and it's fully compatible with "Vista".

Cons

When all the suites modules are being used, it is a heavy resource user. "Trend Micro" had promised to address this issue and haven't done it yet. Maybe they are waiting for the 2008 version to address this problem.

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4 stars

"Nice Interface, Stable, Convinient "

August 16, 2007  |  By cb_boarder

 |  Version: Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 2007

Pros

Very informative firewall (if thats what you like), easy and organized control center, light on system resources.

Cons

Doesn't have the best protection rating, and when I ran a webroot scan, I picked up a trojan I didn't even know was there. Firewall could use some more options to reduce popups for people that don't want to deal with it.

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5 stars

"One of the best suites out there, period"

August 12, 2007  |  By i_am_still_wade

 |  Version: Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 2007

Pros

Detects virtually every piece of spyware, often in realtime, unlike Norton and McAfee which miss most malware unless doing a full scan. There are exceptions, but there aren't many. It works all the time, unlike Norton. It isn't a resource hog, unlike McAfee. And one license is good for 3 computers. It is a little over-zealous, but that is good.

Cons

2007 version is a small step back from the 2006 version. On some machines, the installation doesn't work. A simple un-install, reboot, and re-install fixes that problem. Still, it should work right the first time. Also, some legit programs get tagged as malware. When you tell the program to always ignore, it never does.

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5 stars

"Trend Micro was rated #1 by Consumer Reports (Sept. 2007)"

August 10, 2007  |  By rickranger

 |  Version: Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 2007

Pros

I trust very highly in the objective opinions of Consumer Reports when I making my purchase decisions. Just this month consumerreports.org published its "Quick Picks" list of the top rated Internet Security Software Suites. Trend Micro was right at the top! Here's the whole list:

(1) Trend Micro ('PC-cillin') Internet Security 2007 (now referred to as "Trend Micro Internet Security 2007")

(2) Check Point ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 7.0

(3) McAfee Total Protection 2007

(4) McAfee Internet Security Suite 2007

(5) Microsoft Live OneCare

(6) BitDefender Internet Security 10

(7) F-Secure Internet Security 2007

(8) Symantec Norton 360

(9) Symantec Norton Internet Security 2007

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4 stars

"THe BEST PRODUCTS WITH GREAT SUPPORT THANKS GUYS"

August 06, 2007  |  By Darren Wedes

 |  Version: Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 2007

Pros

TTHe BEST PRODUCTS WITH GREAT SUPPORT THANKS GUYS

NO HASSLES PICKED UP EVERYTHING ,I WILL RECOMEND YOU TO ALL,

OVER 100.000 CUSTOMERS OF MINE IN AUSTRALIA ,THANKS AGAIN ,

DAZZA

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Trend Micro
Publisher web site http://www.trendmicro.com
Release Date September 19, 2006
Date Added September 19, 2006
Version 2007
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP, Internet Explorer 5.5
Download Information
File Size 6.32MB
File Name TrendMicro_TIS_8.0_Downloader.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,410,027
Downloads Last Week 362
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $49.95

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