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My Favorite Protection
on November 6, 2012
Until recently my favorite virus protection program was whatever I could get cheaply, usually by a rebate offer around tax time. Thus I've used quite an assortment of programs including: Panda, McAfee, Norton, Kapersky, and others long forgotten. Last year I put Trend Micro Internet Security on my computers; I like it so much that this year I actually bought Trend Maximum Security with no discount or rebate. It's something I haven't done in years.
Why do I like the Trend programs enough to be a repeat customer?
Installation is easy. Just load up the disk and directions appear on the screen. After a few clicks, including inputting your email address and the owner's registration number, the program is loaded. That's it unless you want to make a few adjustments, turning on some security features or tinkering with the parent protection option.
Most of the virus programs I've used are intrusive and annoying with frequent pop ups and questions I don't want to be bothered with. Some even perpetually ask me to upgrade to a more feature packed version that I don't need or want. I found Norton particularly hard to remove.
If you want a program that works in the background, doesn't frequently ask for your permission to zap malware, and effectively protects, Trend might be your program. After a full year of Trend Internet Security on three computers, I had no problems at all. I expect the same performance with Trend Maximum Security.
Trend offers three levels of protection - Antivirus, Internet, Maximum. I chose the Maximum because it offers many more features for a few more dollars, features like :Children protection, data protection, and platform protection.
Purchase allows the owner to load the program on three devices. I loaded mine on two computers and an Android tablet. It was much easier to load Trend on my tablet that I had expected. Directions are posted on the set up menu.
The only negative is the lack of documentation. There are some help screens and directions included with the program, but for more detailed information and help one must visit the Trend Micro page online. It's a little bit of an inconvenience, but something that users shouldn't have to do often.
If you like lots of charts and graphs and interactions with your antivirus program, look at other options. If you like a program that works undercover and works well, consider Trend Micro.