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Trend Micro Antivirus+ 2015 PCmag review

Q: Trend Micro Antivirus+ 2015 PCmag review

Hands-On Testing
To get a feel for the program's protection, I challenged it with my collection of malware samples. Its real-time protection kicked in the moment I opened the sample folder, quickly eliminating 66 percent of the samples. Note, though, that F-Secure Anti-Virus 2015 wiped out 83 percent of those same samples on sight.

Next, I launched the samples that survived the initial massacre. In several cases it reported the sample or one of its components as suspicious, in some cases with the warning "Please do not open this file unless you trust its source." That seems a bit weak to me?a user could accidentally choose to run malware detected in this way. I made sure to avoid that error.

With 89 percent detection and 8.7 points overall, Trend Micro is just behind F-Secure among products tested with this same malware collection. Note, though, that I give greater weight to ratings from the independent labs than to my simple hands-on test.

Trend Micro's Smart Protection Network gathers telemetry from millions of computers. Among other things, it identifies malware-hosting websites, and instructs your local antivirus to prevent access to those sites. Based on my testing, it really works. The test starts with a feed of very new malicious URLs supplied by MRG-Effitas. I simply launch each URL and note whether the product blocks URL access, eliminates the download, or does nothing.

Trend Micro detected 80 percent of the samples, almost all of them at the URL level. That's the highest score for any product since I started this test almost a year ago. avast! Free Antivirus 2014 previously held the top score, with 79 percent.

Behavior-based detection in last year's edition of this product flagged some valid programs as suspicious or even malicious, and as noted earlier, Trend Micro lost points for false positives in some independent lab tests. For a sanity check, I loaded up 20 PCMag utilities that legitimately make system changes to areas that are also frequented by malware. I'm pleased to say that Trend Micro left all of these legitimate programs alone. I didn't observe a single false positive.

Impressive Phishing Detection
Given its malicious URL blocking performance, I expected great things from Trend Micro in my antiphishing test. I wasn't disappointed.

For this test I gather very new URLs that have been reported as fraudulent but not yet verified. I launch each URL simultaneously on five test systems, each with a different sort of phishing protection. One uses the product under evaluation, of course, and another relies on Norton, a consistent antiphishing winner. The other three use the built-in protection of Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.

Trend Micro's detection rate came in just 4 percent below Norton's, which is better than 77 percent of the competition managed. Chrome was having a good day, IE not so good. Trend Micro lagged Chrome by 2 percentage points, beat Firefox by 11 points, and came in 48 percentage points better than IE's SmartScreen filter.

Antivirus Plus
There's a clear reason for the plus sign in the name Trend Micro Antivirus+ 2015. In addition to the expected antivirus protection, it gives you a spam filter, a firewall booster, and a link-rating system. Its phishing protection is quite good, and it earned a new top score in my malicious URL blocking test. It doesn't get across-the-board top marks from the independent labs the way some of its competitors do, but if its feature set seems good, you won't go wrong using it.

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When I challenged Trend Micro to protect a virtual machine test system from my current collection of malware samples, it wiped out 66 percent of them on sight. It whacked quite a few more when I tried to launch them. Its detection rate of 89 percent and overall score of 8.9 put it in between F-Secure Internet Security 2015 and Bitdefender Total Security 2015.

I tested the product's ability to block malicious URLs using newly-discovered URLs supplied by MRG-Effitas. When initially tested, Trend Micro's 80 percent blocking rate for malicious URLs was a new high score. However, a few days later it was deposed by McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2015, which blocked 85 percent. Both scores are impressive, given that the current average is 32 percent.Symantec Norton Security, tested simultaneously with Trend Micro, managed to block 51 percent.

A full scan of my standard test system took just 20 minutes. Because Trend Micro avoids re-scanning files already found to be safe, a repeat scan finished in less than a minute.

Trend Micro's impressive handling of malicious URLs also carried over to my test of its phishing protection ability. Its detection rate lagged just 4 percentage points behind that of Norton. Very few products come close to Norton's fraud detection rate.

Small Performance Hit
I wondered whether the additional installation of the password manager, safe browser, vault, and especially SafeSync would make this suite more of a resource eater than Trend Micro�... Read more

A:Trend Micro Maximum Security 2015 PCmag review

Hi Petrovic

Thanks for the info. How good is PCMag in-terms-of antivirus testing?


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Hands-On Testing
In addition to checking scores with the major testing labs, I put each antivirus through hands-on testing. I start by opening a folder containing a collection of malware samples. The simple access that occurs when Windows Explorer gets file information for display was enough to trigger AVG's real-time protection. It detected 72 percent of the samples on sight and offered to remove them.

Next, I launched the samples that weren't wiped out immediately. Overall, AVG detected 79 percent of these samples and earned 7.8 of 10 possible points. That's definitely on the low side, but I give significantly more weight to the independent lab tests. My own malware-blocking test serves mostly to give me hands-on experience with each product's way of handling real-time protection.

One feature of AVG's Web TuneUp browser extension is Site Safety, which promises to warn you before you visit a "risky or dangerous website." Apparently Site Safety doesn't apply to URLs that point directly to malware programs; Site Safety didn't kick in at all during my malicious URL blocking test. However, of the 100-odd newly reported malicious URLs I tried, the real-time protection component wiped out 54 percent. That's better than the current average of 41 percent.

McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2015 holds the top score in this test, with 85 percent of the URLs blocked. Avast managed a respectable 72 percent.

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Malicious URL Blocking
Thanks to a real-time feed supplied by MRG-Effitas, I have access to a continually updated list of malicious URLs. I use these to check how each antivirus product handles extremely new threats. Does it block access to the URL, wipe out the downloaded malware, or just sit there doing nothing?

Bitdefender completely blocked access to 18 percent of the live malicious URLs I used for testing, but didn't wipe out any of the downloads that got through. It might well have caught those on launch, but that's not what this test measures. I've run two dozen products through this test so far, each with URLs no more than four hours old. The average protection rate is 33 percent, almost twice what Bitdefender managed. I'll be interested to see how Norton AntiVirus (2014) and Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus (2014) do when it's their turn for this test.

Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015 Malware Blocking Chart

Good Malware Blocking
I rely more and more on the independent labs for in-depth antivirus testing, but I always need to do my own hands-on testing, to get a feel for the product's protection. To start, I opened a folder containing my just-gathered new set of malware samples. Bitdefender quickly and quietly wiped out 83 percent of those samples.

Next I launched the remaining samples and noted the antivirus's reaction. It completely missed several, ending up with an overall detection rate of 86 percent and an overall score of 8.... Read more

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McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2015

Pros - Good scores in independent lab tests and our hands-on tests. New high score in malicious URL blocking. Website rating, with details. Numerous bonus features.
Cons - Phishing detection rate less than Chrome or Firefox alone. Firewall does not stealth ports in all cases. Most of the product's 12 services could be disabled by malware.
Bottom Line - McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2015 earns a new top score in our malicious URL blocking test, and it gets good ratings from the independent labs. It comes with a raft of useful bonus tools, though the bonus firewall seemed a bit wobbly in our testing.
Read more: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2469309,00.asp

A:McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2015 PCmag review

i have red the review a few hours ago and the most disturbing thing for me is that mcafee can't protect it's self from malware.also the firewall isn't good but you can always use windows built in firewall.if they improve those components i believe more people will trust them because some components are very good such as web blocking(site adviser)

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During a full antivirus scan, G Data reports both time elapsed and time remaining. At one point, the sum of those two times exceeded 80 minutes. However, the scan actually completed in 48 minutes. That's a good bit longer than the current average of 28 minutes to scan a clean system. Some antivirus products speed subsequent scans by skipping known safe files. Comodo Antivirus 8, for example, re-scanned my test system in less than two minutes. Not G Data; a repeat scan took just as long.

Good Malware Blocking
When I exposed G Data to a folder containing my current collection of malware samples, it wiped out most of them right away, and eliminated a few more when I tried to launch them. One way or another, G Data detected 93 percent of the samples and scored 9.3 of 10 possible points. Few products have scored better in this test, though Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus (2015) did manage a perfect 10.

As always, I also checked the product's reaction to a folder containing modified versions of the same samples. Each of the modified samples has a different filename and file size from the original, and a few non-executable bytes are also different. G Data didn't immediately recognize 22 percent of the samples whose originals were wiped out on sight. Interestingly, it did recognize several modified files whose originals weren't caught until I tried to launch them. Clearly there are multiple levels of protection going on here.

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A:G Data Antivirus 2015 PCmag review

thanks for the share petrovic !!

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Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus (2015)

Extremely small and light on resources. Fast install, super-fast scan. Top marks in two independent lab tests. Perfect score in hands-on malware blocking test. Very good malicious URL blocking. Can control protected computers from Web console. Good phishing protection.
Cons Requires Internet connectivity for full protection.

Bottom Line
Two independent testing labs have given Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus (2015) their top ratings, and it earned a perfect score in our hands-on malware blocking test. Add the fact that it's the smallest antivirus around and you've got a definite Editors' Choice.
Read more: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2470312,00.asp

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So-so Malware Blocking
Last year Avira earned an impressive score in my hands-on malware blocking test, with 97 percent detection and 9.7 of 10 possible points. Not this year.

When I opened a folder containing my current collection of malware samples, Avira wiped out 72 percent immediately. That's good, but Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015 at BitDefender, F-Secure Anti-Virus 2015, and ThreatTrack Vipre Antivirus 2015 all managed 83 percent.

I also tested Avira using hand-modified versions of the same sample set. For each file, I changed the name, appended nulls to change the file size, and tweaked some non-executable characters. Avira missed three of the tweaked files. However, it detected another two tweaked files whose originals it missed. I can't explain that.

After launching all of the remaining samples, I evaluated how well Avira handled them. Overall, it detected 76 percent of the malware samples and scored 7.4 points, quite a drop from last year.

Good Malicious URL Blocking
In the real world, you're more likely to encounter a brand-new malware attack via a malicious or compromised website, so I test for that ability as well. I start with a feed of newly-discovered malicious URLs supplied by MRG-Effitas. After filtering out those that don't point directly to malicious executables, I try loading each one in a browser to see what (if anything) the antivirus will do.

Quite a few of the URLs were already defunct, despite being no more than four hours... Read more

A:Avira Free Antivirus 2015 PCmag review

Avira need to put some more effort because the competition is pretty high

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Very Good Malware Blocking
As with SuperAntiSpyware Professional 6.0, Panda's on-access scanning doesn't spring into action until you attempt to execute a file. Unlike SuperAntiSpyware, Panda did a good job blocking malware at launch. It deleted three quarters of the samples before they could execute.

A few of the samples did manage to launch; Panda caught some of those later in the process. Its detection rate of 86 percent is tied with Bitdefender for the best detection rate among products tested with my current sample set. Panda's overall score of 8.0 can't beat Bitdefender's 8.3 points, but it's better than the rest of the current group, includingKaspersky Anti-Virus (2015)'s 7.9 points.

Panda Free Antivirus 2015 Malware Blocking Chart

You'll note in the chart that AVG AntiVirus FREE 2014 and various others tested with my previous malware collection made a significantly better showing. That was a different set of samples, though, and the independent testing labs give very good scores to Panda, Kaspersky, and Bitdefender.

As part of my testing, I installed about 20 PCMag utilities. Panda's behavior-based malware detection identified a temporary file created by one of them as malicious, though when I looked at the detailed log it merely said "suspicious." I submitted the file to VirusTotal, to be sure it wasn't actually infected. All of the 53 antivirus engines hosted on VirusTotal gave it a clean bill of health... Read more

A:Panda Free Antivirus 2015 PCmag review

Does it differ from Panda Cloud Free?( I mean ,Are they two seperate products or this one is the new follower?)

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Real-time Protection
For some antivirus products, the minimal file access that occurs when Windows Explorer displays the filename is sufficient to trigger real-time protection. Avast waits until just before a program executes to run a real-time scan. In testing, it wiped out almost 80 percent of my malware samples immediately on launch.

Avast detected most of the remaining samples at some point as they attempted to install and run. In a couple of cases, it activated a powerful analysis tool called DeepScan. Avast also invoked DeepScan to make sure that a couple of my malware-testing programs weren't themselves malicious.

In one case, fortunately the last sample I tested, Avast requested a boot time scan for complete cleanup. That scan took almost an hour, and required my attention every so often to make decisions about the disposition of particular malware traces. You can launch a boot time scan at will, if you suspect the regular scan has missed something.

One way or another, Avast detected 93 percent of my samples, the same asF-Secure Anti-Virus 2015. However, because Avast allowed installation of some executable malware traces, its final score came out to 9.0 points, while F-Secure managed 9.3. The absolute winner among products tested with this sample set is Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus (2015), which earned 10 of 10 possible points.

Avast's previous edition was among the first products exposed to my malicious URL blocking test. For many, many months, its... Read more

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Malicious URL Blocking
The big difference between F-Secure's suite and the standalone antivirus is the addition of browser protection. This component blocks access to malware-hosting URLs, and it did well in testing.

I started with a collection of newly-discovered malicious URLs supplied by MRG-Effitas, none of them more than four hours old. Some had already vanished, but I kept launching them one after another until I had results for 100 still-working URLs.

F-Secure blocked an impressive 73 percent of the malicious URLs. Only Trend Micro Internet Security 2015 at Trend Micro and avast! Internet Security 2014 at Avast have done better, with 80 percent and 79 percent, respectively.

F-Secure's standalone antivirus lacks browser protection, but it did manage to wipe out 34 percent of the malicious payloads during or immediately after download. That's just slightly better than the average blocking rate among current programs.

So-So Phishing Detection
The browser protection component also serves to steer users away from visiting phishing sites?fraudulent sites that attempt to steal login credentials. However, it wasn't nearly as effective as it was against malware-hosting URLs.

I started by collecting suspected phishing URLs from various sites. Then I launched each simultaneously on five test systems. Naturally one test system relied on F-Secure's protection. Another used Norton Internet Security (2014) at Amazon. The remaining three relied on the b... Read more

A:F-Secure Internet Security 2015 PCmag review

F-Secure is good, but it's quite expensive for an antivirus that offers fewer components, better use Emsisoft, Norton or Kaspersky.

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Definitely a Contender
Bitdefender's antivirus technology routinely earns excellent scores from the independent testing labs, though it didn't do quite as well in my hands-on malware blocking test. It holds the top score in my phishing protection test, and its parental control system works across multiple Windows and Android devices. If its strengths match your needs, it can be a very good choice. However, it's not going to unseat Norton Internet Security (2014) as PCMag's security suite Editors' Choice.

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Good Malware Blocking
F-Secure also performed well in my own hands-on malware blocking test. When I opened a folder containing my standard collection of malware samples, the software wiped out 83 percent of them right away. By contrast, Trend Micro Antivirus+ 2015$39.99 at Trend Micro detected just 66 percent of the same samples on sight.

I keep a second set of samples on hand, tweaked versions of my main collection. For each file, I change the name, append nulls to make the file size different, and modify a few non-executable bytes. Considering just the ones whose originals it did detect, F-Secure's real-time protection failed to recognize over 40 percent of the modified versions.

When I launched the few remaining samples, F-Secure's DeepGuard behavioral detection kicked in and blocked one as harmful. Overall, F-Secure detected 93 percent of the samples and earned 9.3 points, better than almost all products tested with this malware collection.

F-Secure's standalone antivirus doesn't include browser protection?that feature is reserved for the full security suite. In my malicious URL blocking test, which relies on a feed of very new malicious URLs from MRG-Effitas, F-Secure did wipe out 36 percent of the downloaded files. That's a bit better than the current average of 32 percent. Trend Micro has the current high score for this test, with 80 percent blocked, almost all of them at the URL level.

When F-Secure's cloud database can�... Read more

A:F-Secure Anti-Virus 2015 PCmag review

Looking good to me! As a second demand scanner one a week.

Online Scanner F-Secure:

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Shared Antivirus
Avast's lab test scores range from best to worst. It received AAA-level certification fromDennis Technology Labs and rated Advanced+ in two tests by AV-Comparatives. However, "crazy many" false positives caused it to fail the file detection test from that same lab. Bitdefender and Kaspersky generally take top scores across the board.

In my own hands-on malware blocking test, Avast earned 9.0 of 10 possible point, better than most products tested using this same malware collection. Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus (2015)earned a perfect 10 in this test.

My malicious URL blocking test uses newly-discovered malware-hosting URLs, typically no more than four hours old. When I challenged Avast with about 100 of these, it blocked all access to 29 percent at the URL level and eliminated another 43 percent during download, for a total block rate of 72 percent. That's quite good, though McAfee Internet Security 2015 managed to block 85 percent.

Good, Not Great
Avast Internet Security 2015 offers almost all of the expected suite components (parental control is the exception), but their effectiveness varies. I like the innovative home router scan; this is an area that most vendors overlook. And Avast offers plenty of other bonus features. The problem is, top suites just do a better job overall.

Parental Control: n/a

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Shared Antivirus
This suite builds on the antivirus protection found in the standalone G Data Antivirus 2015. Please read that review for full details regarding the testing that I've summarized below.

West Coast Labs certifies G Data's technology for virus detection, and it received VB100 certification in all of the recent Virus Bulletin tests that included it. In the latest test by AV-Test Institute, G Data received 6 of 6 possible points for protection against malware and totaled 16 of 18 possible points. That's good, but Kaspersky Internet Security (2015) at Amazon and Avira Internet Security Suite 2015 scored a perfect 18. The other labs that I follow don't include G Data.

In my own hands-on malware blocking test, G Data earned a respectable 9.3 points, beating almost all programs tested using the same malware collection. F-Secure Internet Security 2015 also managed 9.3 points, while Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus (2015) swept the field with a perfect 10 points.

G Data also fared well in my malicious URL blocking test. When exposed to 100 newly discovered malware-hosting URLs, it prevented 51 percent of the downloads, in most cases by blocking the browser from all access to the URL. The current average protection rate for this test is 40 percent.

The product's accuracy at blocking malware-hosting URLs didn't quite carry over into blocking fraudulent (phishing) websites. In this test, G Data's detection rate was 34 perc... Read more

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Shared Antivirus Features
The antivirus component in this suite is almost the same as the free Avira Antivirus 2015. The main difference is that the free edition relies on a browser plug-in for detecting malicious and fraudulent websites, whereas the Pro edition filters such sites below the browser level. That's an important distinction, because the free edition doesn't currently offer a plug-in for Internet Explorer.

Avira doesn't participate in testing with all the independent labs I follow, but those that do test it generally give it good ratings. The only significant exception is a poor score in a test by AV-Test Institute that specifically measures the ability of an antivirus product to completely clean up a detected malware infestation.

In my own hands-on malware blocking test, Avira didn't fare so well. With 76 percent detection and an overall score of 7.4 points (out of a possible 10), it's near the bottom.Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus (2015) earned the best score of products tested using my current malware collection; it managed a perfect 10.

As noted, the suite and free antivirus use different components to detect and block malware-hosting URLs, so I expected to see differing result in my malicious URL blocking test. Despite different styles of malicious URL detection and a completely different (but very new) set of test URLs, the two products earned almost identical scores, for a protection rate of 58 percent. That's... Read more

A:Avira Internet Security Suite 2015 PCmag review

Baloney. I used Avira to clean up an infected computer that was running Webroot. LSS, I don't have faith in this review.

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ThreatTrack Vipre Internet Security 2015
Pros - Good score in our malicious URL blocking test. Automatically applies security patches to browsers and important programs. Simple spam filter settings; accurate spam detection.
Cons - Fair to poor ratings from independent labs. Dismal antiphishing. Firewall failed some basic functions. Advanced firewall functions interfere with normal operation. Firewall easily disabled. More performance impact than most suites.
Bottom Line - The best part of ThreatTrack Vipre Internet Security 2015 is its spam filter. The antivirus and firewall components, more important overall, didn't perform as well in our testing.
Read more: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2471672,00.asp

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Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security [2015] 8.0.1133 Final
Trend Micro Titanium Antivirus Plus [2015] 8.0.1133 Final
Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security [2015] 8.0.1133 Final

A:Trend Micro Titanium 2015 Final

What is new in this version?

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Trend Micro Security 2015 Product guide for Antivirus +, Internet security, Maximum security, premium Security

installation & activating
How to use product features
Explanation various settings


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A:Trend Micro Security 2015 Product guide

Curious to see if people use Trend!

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Decent Malware Blocking
In my own hands-on malware blocking test, Comodo scored 8.3 points out of a possible 10. That puts it on par with McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2015 and just a hair behind Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015. Panda Free Antivirus 2015 earned 8.0 points in this test. However, Panda received excellent ratings from many of the labs, and I weight those scores higher than my own simple hands-on testing. Quite a few products, Avast Free Antivirus 2015among them, have detected all the tweaked samples.

Interestingly, all of Comodo's malware detection occurred the instant I opened my folder of samples. It quickly and silently wiped out 83 percent of the samples, without bothering to announce what it had done. When I launched the samples that survived the initial massacre, it didn't actively block any of them.

I also exposed Comodo to a folder containing hand-modified versions of the same malware samples. I tweaked some non-executable bytes in each sample, and also changed each file's name and size. I was quite surprised to find that my simple tweaking prevented Comodo's signature-based detection system from recognizing more than half of the samples. This might suggest that its signatures need to be more open-ended and less restrictive.

Poor Blocking of Malicious URLs
Of course, in the real world you're very unlikely to simply open a folder containing malicious programs. If you encounter a malware attack, it will most likely come through a malic... Read more

A:Comodo Antivirus 8 PCmag review


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Blocks viruses, malware, and dangerous links shared through email and IM
Identifies safe and malicious search result links in Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox
Identifies safe and malicious links in popular social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Pinterest
Helps keep kids safe online with customizable parental controls
System Tuner
Secure Erase File Shredder

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A:Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security v8 ( 2015 ) - Screenshots

Screenshots from your real system, right?

Do you want to run Trend Micro now?

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Excellent scores from independent labs. Scores from very good to superb in our hands-on tests. Effective ransomware protection. Many bonus features including password manager, secure browser, and file shredder.
Full antivirus scan took longer in testing than most competitors.
Bottom Line
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2017 combines top-scoring antivirus protection with so many bonus features it would almost qualify as a security suite.

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A:PcMag Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2017 Review

Every years it is the same story "BD is top because blablabla... "

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Excellent Malicious URL Blocking
I've been running my malicious URL blocking test since last November. I start with a feed of very new malicious URLs supplied by MRG-Effitas. I filter out those that don't point directly to malicious executables and then try launching each URL. Even though they're typically less than four hours old, many are already MIA. For the URLs that still work, I note whether the antivirus blocks access to the site entirely, blocks the malicious download, or does nothing.

avast! Free Antivirus 2014 was one of the first products to undergo this test, and for many, many months its blocking rate of 79 percent remained the top score. In the last couple weeks, that score has been thrashed repeatedly. Trend Micro Antivirus+ 2015 blocked 80 percent, a new high score. But just days later, McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2015 leapt into first place with 85 percent.

ESET blocked access to 32 percent of the URLs and prevented malware download for another 49 percent. Its total blocking percentage of 81 percent doesn't beat the record, but it's respectably in second place.

Average System Scan
ESET defaults to what it calls Smart Scan for malware. I had to dig deep to find a way to launch an in-depth scan. I thought the scan was going to be quick, because the progress bar filled almost to the end in just a few minutes. However, it sat there at almost-done for quite some time. In the end, it took 26 minutes, precisely the current average.

It did repo... Read more

A:ESET NOD32 Antivirus 8 PCmag review

Who believes this PCmag review fellows? According to them AVG is the best;their reviews are far away from reality.Our friend @Manzai has better review with proof..............

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Hi i have read previous posts and it suggested to run hijackthis and post the log and here it is....please help

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:42:52 PM, on 2/11/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgui.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgscanx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Uniblue\SpyEraser\SpyEraser.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton PC Checkup\CHECKUP.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microso... Read more

A:Trend Micro Hijackthis LOG please review

Hi, Welcome to TSG!!

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I ran a scan with Trend Micro, and they recommend having the log reviewed by you good folks to determine what REALLY should be removed, instead of chopping the whole lot.  Can someone point me in the right direction?
Issues I am having include not being able to access microsoft sites, i.e. outlook.com on one of the profiles on my PC, as well as not being able to access their help sites. I have also seemed to have lost shockwave plugins in Chrome in that profile, as well as the admin profile.  The log is copied below, and thanks in advance for your advice! 
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5
Scan saved at 3:58:31 PM, on 10/01/2015
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.17496)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy 2\SDTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Desktop\Downloads\HijackThis (1).exe
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A:referred from Trend Micro to review my log

Hello falora and welcome to BleepingComputer!
My name is Sirawit and I'm here to help you.
Please note that I'm currently in training and my fixes need to be approved first, that may delay our fix a bit, but I will normally reply back in 24 hours.
If I don't reply after 2 days, feel free to PM me. 
==========================================================================Some points for you to keep in mind:
Backup any files that cannot be replaced. Removing malware can be unpredictable and this step can save a lot of heartaches if things don't go as planned. You can put them on a CD/DVD, external drive or a pen drive, anywhere except on the computer.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.
Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for ... Read more

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Effective Malware Blocking
Panda scored very well in my hands-on malware blocking test. When I opened a folder containing my current malware sample collection, it didn't do anything immediately. That's because Panda waits for a significant event like file creation or modification; it doesn't scan just because a process accessed the file. When I copies the collection to another folder, Panda got to work, quickly wiping out 86 percent of the samples.

It also caught some of the remaining samples when I launched them. Overall, it detected 89 percent of the samples and earned 8.8 points, the same as Kaspersky. Among products tested with this same collection, Trend Micro has the best scores, with 93 percent detection and 9.1 points.

Results from tests with my previous malware collection aren't directly comparable, of course, but you have to appreciate what Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus (2015) did with that bunch. It detected 100 percent of the samples and earned a perfect 10 points.

My malicious URL blocking test doesn't rely on a pre-set collection of samples. Rather, I take the very newest list of malicious URLs supplied by MRG-Effitas and attempt to download real-world malware samples. The antivirus gets credit for blocking access to the URL or for wiping out the file during or immediately after the download. I keep at this test until I have results for 100 very new malicious URLs.

As I proceeded with the test, Panda's stats stayed remarkably... Read more

A:Panda Free Antivirus (2016) PCMag review

I should not provide any questions for Panda cause they have already identical two flip side of a story in the test.

One is independent organization test and user based test.

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New version of ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+ was tested by pcmag.com.

Results: Editor rating: excellent
Tough, effective two-way firewall. Antivirus protection licensed from Kaspersky. Free. Several useful bonus features.

Hardly any results from independent testing labs. Doesn't include every feature of Kaspersky antivirus. No phishing protection. Behavioral detection flagged both good and bad programs.

Bottom Line
ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+ combines a top-notch firewall with antivirus protection licensed from award-winning Kaspersky. This free program can be a good choice if you don't want a full-scale security suite.

For more go to Check Point ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 2017

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My niece brought her computer to me to see if I could fix it as it wouldn't boot into Windows. I had it going in 15 minutes because it had the option to fix the startup right at the start of the booting process. However, in looking things over, I came across the fact that she has both Webroot Antivirus w/ Spy Sweeper and Trend Micro Antivirus installed. Everything I have ever read, said you shouldn't have two antivirus programs installed on the same computer. I don't know anything about either of these programs and wondered if anyone here could advise me as the the best course of action, if any, that needs to be taken? I play with computers, but am certainly no computer expert. Know just enough to be dangerous.

I don't know what is important info here, so here is the description of her computer: OS: Windows Vista Home Premium w/ SP1 Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 8400 Triple-Core Process 2.10 GHz RAM 3 GB Type: 32 bit

Thanks for any help.

A:Webroot Antivirus w/ Spy Sweeper + Trend Micro Antivirus

having 2 installed anntiviruses will cause major problems

uninstall trend

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I have what I believe is a virus, on the bottom right of my computer. It says, you have installed Trend Micro Anti-virus too many times, click this to fix it. How do I remove this from the bottom of my computer? Here is a screenshot of it. Thanks so much for the help.Edit: Moved topic from Vista to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Trend Micro Antivirus

Hello, do you use TM Titanium AntiVirus + - 2011; Titanium Smart Surfing for PC - 2011If so see this Trend MicroIf not Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to se... Read more

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Hi I encounter the error message on my trend micro officescan saying reputation services is reconnecting, have contacted trend micro but they will unable to solve it. Have also try the website solution but unable to solve it.

anyone encounter this error before?

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I have some trojans problems and i instaled Trend Micro antivirus to remove them.
after the antivirus deleted the trojans i started getting this error
http://www14.zippyshare.com/v/61990451/file.html (PHOTO)
It seems to apear whenever i start an application or when services load
How do i get rid of it?

A:Trend Micro antivirus

Sorry, wrong photo. Here is the photo with the error http://www4.zippyshare.com/v/46090234/file.html
the first photo is another error i wanted to ask about it started same way.
it comes on systemstartup

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MWSSVC.EXE what do i do to remove this so it does not keep popping up ? I am running windows vista and it pops up and blocked when i log into internet explorer.

A:Trend Micro Antivirus

Hi, Welcome to TSG!!
Click here to download HJTInstall.exe

Save HJTInstall.exe to your desktop.
Doubleclick on the HJTInstall.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis .
Click on Install.
It will create a HijackThis icon on the desktop.
Once installed, it will launch Hijackthis.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijackthis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.


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In the last few weeks, I started getting a pop-up window telling me that my subscription to Trend Micro Antivirus software was expiring. This window pops-up during start-up, then another smaller window pops-up saying it is downloading something from the 'Solution Center'. I can get the pop-ups to stop by clicking on the cancel button, but I have to do this at least 3 times, and sometimes it starts-up again and I have to cancel another 3 times. Since I have never knowingly downloaded this package, I suspect this is malware. This slows-down my start-up time. Since having this problem, when I first turn the computer on each day, I get a blinking screen with only an old-style underbar, that seems to stay that way until I push the return key, then normal start-up occurs until I connect to the internet, when I get the Trend Micro Virus pop-up.

Once I get rid of the origianl pop-up window each session, the computer appears to work normally until the next session.

Update - After poking around this site, I realized that Trend Micro might be a valid company, and noticed that they had a link on how to uninstall the offending software. Apparently, this was the anti-virus software that came with my computer, and I was able to turn it off and remove it using conventional methods. Sorry for the trouble.

A:Trying to remove Trend Micro Antivirus pop-ups

I have moved this topic from HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal, into the Antivirus, Firewall and Privacy Forum. Since you seem to have resolved your issue I will close this topic for now. If you have a need to have it reopened, just pm a moderator and they will be glad to asist you and reopen for you, clarke.

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Hello everyone I am HOTT. This is my first visit to BleepingComputer, so be patient with me. I do have an computer problem consisting of a Trojan Virus (Troj_Generic DIT). Trend Micro has detected this specific problem in one or more of my (Limewire )compressed files. Tried to fixed the problem but it's unresponsive. What do I need to do to resolve this problem.

A:Trend Micro AntiVirus and Spyware

Hello and welcome Please start with an MBam scan and log.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Alternatively, you can update through MBAM's interface from a clean computer, copy the definitions (rules.ref) located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from that system to a usb stick or CD and then copy it to the infected machine.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress&qu... Read more

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Want to install new antivirus. Advised Trend Micro OfficeScan.

A:Trend Micro antivirus. Your recomendation?

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A have a problem during installation of Trend Micro antivirus.
A message "Unable to extract the installation program...." appears.

Thanks in advance

A:Can't install Trend Micro antivirus

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A friend of mine just gifted me a copy of Trend Micro Antivirus 2007 plus antispyware. Looks like a nice program. Installed without a problem, updated quickly and seems to run really well on my system. It has been years since I tried a Trend product, would any current users of Trend Micro like to comment on their experience with this product? Your feedback, much appreciated. Thank You.

A:Trend Micro Antivirus 2007

Trend Micro is very good. My school uses it. It scans thoroughly and quickly. I'd keep it.

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Has anyone tested it out or heard anything about it?

A:Trend Micro Web Security and Trend Micro Kids Safety for Playstation 3 and PSP

I've got it, I don't really use it though, Do you want it, it's better than Norton, but it brings in a lot of scammers, so we had to get a new credit card.

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I've been using Micro Trend antivirus from very long. Few virus/Malware named "TROJ_COBHOOJ.EE" has been detected by it, but unable to delete those. It is not getting deleted manualy also. Now when am trying to install another antivirus by uninstaling Micro Trend, it is prompting for password, which i have never given any time. Please provide solution for deleting these malwares and uninstaling Micro Trend.



A:Unable to uninstal Micro Trend antivirus

This has the tool that will remove your problem.


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Hi just got windows 7 home premium 32bit the full version. when trying to install my trend micro antivirus+antispyware i get this. trend micro internet security 2009 is incompatible with this version of windows. does anyone know of a fixes to this?

thank you

A:trend micro antivirus+antispyware 2009 help

I believe 2010 is compatible with Windows7 but I believe you will have many urge you to pass on Pc Cillan MacAfee and Norton Antivirus products as being the worst software in the industry as well as ineffective against common issues today.
My advice would be Nod32 4.0 to buy or Avg or Avira free which would all afford you much better protection and is much better software IMHO.

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Windows Security Center says that Trend Micro Internet Security Pro is turned off. When i click turn on now a windows appears and says "You are about to run a program that did not come with Windows. Do you trust this Program?" I clicked "Yes i trust this promgram and am ready to run it" but nothing comes up. Also, when i go to my desktop and open Trend Micro the loading screen comes up, but only for a second then disappears and nothing happens. Please help i dont know what to do. I heard of a virus that prevents antivirus from opening. Could that virus be doing this? Here is a HJT logfile
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 5:33:48 PM, on 8/8/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18928)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe
C:\Program Files\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Advisor\HPAdvisor.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\TMAS_OE\TMAS_OEMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Salt - S&D\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
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A:Trend Micro Antivirus Pro wont turn on?

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Vista or Windows 7.

Start, All Programs\Accessories and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt.

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands, each followed by the Enter key:

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log

Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log

Reboot the machine.

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I recently bought Uniblue Powersuite 2012 and System Tweaker 2012, I noticed my antivirus (Trend Micro Titanium Antivirus+) wasn't in the taskbar and it's folder in the start menu was empty so I did a system restore and then everything will just work fine but then I do a registry repair and all this happens again.

Thanks for your help

A:Trend Micro Titanoum Antivirus+ it's like uninstalled but it's not

First thing I would do is uninstall Uniblue Powersuite 2012 and System Tweaker 2012. Windows 7 does not want or need a Tweaker program of any kind. Then restore back to where things worked as they should and be happy. Make sure you update your security programs after you restore to make sure you have the latest updates. If it was my computer I would also run sfc /scannow to see if that now uninstalled programed fooled with Windows 7 file system.

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My Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 14 icon in the systray says its "loading". It's been telling me that since yesterday. I can't open the main console of my virus program because of it and I can't uninstall the whole program either. My Trend Micro anti-virus subscription ended on June 4th and I purchased the Kaspersky antivirus/internet protection program but when I try to install it it tells me that it can't b/c I have another virus program installed. It tells me to delete it first but when I try it doesn't delete. I tried following instruction from Trends website but I can't access the anti-virus' "main console" and when I went to the "Internet Security 14" folder, opened the file "PCCTool.exe" file and tried to uninstall that way, I got an error message saying, "Unable to uninstall PC-cillin Internet Security because ncfg.exe not found. Please advise.

A:Unable To Uninstall Trend Micro Antivirus

Have you tried reinstalling Trend Micro, then uninstall it?

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I currently have Trend Micro PC-Cillin Internet Security 2005, which I have had for the past two years. My renewed subscription has recently expired, now eliminating whatever good this sub-par program was doing for me in the past (hogged resources, didn't detect many things, etc.).

I would like some help uninstalling PC-Cillin 2005... including the hundreds of quarantined files on my computer. I'd like to get rid of all traces of this program to prevent conflicts and free up some valued resources that this program was bogging my computer down with.

I'd also like to hear some suggestions of what new Anti-Virus software I should get... whether free or not. I've tried AVG on another computer and out of personal preference I didn't really care for it that much... so any advice on a new program would be great.

Avast? NOD32? Kaspersky? What should I pick?

Thank you in advance!

- Your Resident TSG NASCAR Fan

A:Removing expired Trend Micro; Installing a new antivirus program

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hi, i was looking for someone to help me out with this problem, i recently renewed my 2k7 Trend Micro Antivirus online, and when i renewed it they send me a link to download a file called TAV16.exe . This allows me to install the program and run it on my system. Now here is the problem, I run the file and halfway through the installation this prompt comes up

"The software on your computer has already been installed on your comp. To continue with installation you must restart your computer (The setup program will setup automatically) To restart now click Yes. To restart later and cancel the installation for now, click No. "

So after this long msg came up i clicked yes to see if it works and after rebooting the installer runs and this message keeps coming up again and again in the middle of the installation.
Things I have done to try to solve the problem
uninstalling all files of trend antivirus and its components and reinstalling
it but the same problem keeps coming up. I looked in the registry under software and deleted trend from there. Does anybody have any other suggestions for solving this problem.
any input will be greatly be appreciated

A:problem with uinstalling and reinstalling Trend Micro Antivirus and Antispyware

Hi and welcome to TSF.
Have you tried their technical support? (link below)


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I purchased micro trend internet security 2012 yesterday to help with possible threats on my computer while im at home and while im away and other family members use my system. All in all i got everything working properly and under control on the pc. Except for one web threat that is constantly being blocked whenever i do anything affiliated with the internet. This is the webthreat site being blocked over and over im at 190k blocks and counting.... hxxttp://x-web.in/Y2x8MS42fDI2NjhhMWZkZjMzOTI2MTE3M2M0YTU1Yzc1OGI0Y2MxfDMwNQ== .Whether im logged into a video game or on a website. Im hoping that by supplying the log files that someone with more in depth knowledge of this situation can help me here. I will post the DDS file and i will post the Hijack this file as well.

DDS was as follows:

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7601.17514 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_26
Run by DonRosalez at 17:35:55 on 2012-02-23
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8183.6164 [GMT -6:00]
AV: Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {7193B549-236F-55EE-9AEC-F65279E59A92}
SP: Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {CAF254AD-0555-5A60-A05C-CD200262D02F}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
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A:Micro Trend Antivirus Keeps blocking one webthreat over and over and wont stop

Hi,1. Download TDSSKiller and extract its contents into a folder in desired location (i.e. c:\tdsskiller).2. Execute the file TDSSKiller.exe.3. Click Start Scan. If threats are found, select skip and click Continue (tool may prompt for a reboot).4. Post back contents of log file in c: drive root (name should be in UtilityName.Version_Date_Time_log.txt format)

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