Trend Micro Maximum Security (2020) Review contains a brief explanation of all the features and tools of the antivirus. Antivirus is the most necessary software for computers. Malware attacks are getting more and more prevalent these days, and hackers are employing various techniques to get access to your computer and personal information. Therefore, it is essential to have reliable antivirus software for Windows PC.
Trend Micro Maximum Security 2020 offers total security for your Windows PC to protect you from all kinds of online and offline threats such as Trojans, rootkits, worms, adware, ransomware, spyware, and more. It monitors your computer in the background and blocks malware and viruses by recognizing their behavior.
The antivirus software lets you enjoy gaming and streaming, as it mutes non-critical notifications while you are running fullscreen applications. Trend Micro 2020 also provides a vault that helps you store/save your valuable data to protect it from hackers and other users. You can easily activate the pay guard secure browser extension by using the Trend Micro toolbar. The Trend Micro Maximum Security Review further discriminates the user interface along with all the features and tools.
Trend Micro Maximum Security for Windows User Interface:
The User Interface of Trend Micro Maximum Security for Windows is simplified and easily accessible. It shows four menus, a scan button, along with settings and a security report button. You can contact the support team, send feedback, get subscription, and software details by using the tools on the upper right corner of the user interface.
Trend Micro divides all the tools into four menus that are Device, Privacy, Data, and Family. The Device Menu offers security settings, PC health checkups, and mute mode. Whereas the Privacy Menu contains privacy protection tools like privacy scanner, social networking protection, pay guard, and data theft protection. The Data Menu provides offline security features such as folder shield, file shredder, password manager, and vault. You will find the parental control option in the Family Menu. All these tools are briefly explained further in the Trend Micro Maximum Security Review.
Trend Micro Maximum Security Key Features:
As you launch the Trend Micro Maximum Security for the first time, you can click on the Scan button to run a quick scan. The quick scan not only scans and deletes viruses but also scans for issues and optimizes your computer. Clicking on the arrow beside the scan button will show full scan and custom scan options.
The full scan may take plenty of time, but it scans the entire hard disk and detects potential threats. You can run a custom scan by choosing specific folders and drives to scan. Moreover, you can also scan connected removable devices such as pen drives, memory cards, and more in the custom scan.
The security report saves all the scan reports for future reference. It shows a detailed summary of threats detected, websites blocked, protected passwords, and other activities along with the date and time. By clicking on the show more details option, you can sort and filter the reports by date or type of threat. Note that Trend Micro Maximum Security Antivirus Software deletes the scan reports after one year. Therefore, you can also export and save the report in TXT file format.
PC Health Checkup:
The PC health checkup option in the device menu helps you optimize your PC for improving its performance. As you click on the start button, the antivirus takes a couple of minutes to scan and solves all significant issues, and it allows the user to make optional improvements manually. The PC health checkup scan helps you fix security vulnerabilities, remove potentially incompatible programs, reduce computer startup time, regain disk space, and clean private data. Furthermore, you can click on the make optional improvements option to solve the secondary issues manually.
Trend Micro Maximum Security for Windows 10/7 developed a feature to counter ransomware attacks. Ransomware hacks users’ computers and encrypts their valuable files and folder. And they only decrypt it after the user pays the requested amount of ransom. Therefore, the free antivirus software adds an extra layer of protection to your files/folders and guard them against ransomware. The antivirus software starts protecting your data as soon as you add the folders to the protection list. Moreover, it also helps you protect all connected USB drives. You can further secure your valuable files/folders by storing them in the secure vault, which is discussed later in this Trend Micro Maximum Security Review.
Trend Micro Maximum Security Vault:
As discussed earlier in this Trend Micro Maximum Security Review, you can securely store your valuable and classified data in the safe vault. You can add your files and folders to the secure vault and protect them with a password. The software protects the vault with military-grade AES-256 encryption to ensure the safety of your date. Moreover, you can also seal the vault if your device is lost. The sealed vault cant be opened even with the right password. You can also unseal it later when you recover your device.
Most Windows users save their account IDs, password, and critical bank details on Notepad and Wordpad, which is easily accessible by hackers and other users. Therefore, you can use the password manager by Trend Micro to save the long passwords you couldn’t remember. The password manager is a part of the Trend Micro Maximum Security program, but you need to download it separately from the website.
Most of the time, users get annoyed with unnecessary notifications and minor threat warning messages while they are doing important work. Youtubers and Streamers also find it frustrating as a useless notification appears while they are streaming live or recording a tutorial video. As mentioned at the beginning of this Trend Micro Maximum Security Review, the software offers a mute mode, which stops non-critical notifications temporarily while you are working.
You can enable the option to start the mute mode automatically whenever you run a fullscreen application. You can also choose to begin the Mute Mode manually or schedule it. The antivirus program gives you an option to disable Windows Update during the mute mode. Moreover, it also terminates (forcefully closes) other applications running in the background to improve your gaming performance. You can also manually add programs to the terminate program list.
Trend Micro Maximum Security for Windows also provides an advanced file shredder for Windows PC. To make sure your deleted confidential files are unrecoverable, you need to erase them using the secure erase option. The file shredder deletes your unwanted files/folders and damages the data by overwriting them with several random files. To make sure they are not recoverable, it overwrites your data seven times using USFG data security standards.
Privacy Scanner & Social Networking Protection:
The privacy scanner option ensures that you share your personal information only with your family and friends. It scans your social media accounts and warns you if your private details are being leaked or shared with others. By turning on the web browser privacy option, Trend Micro Maximum Security 2020 makes sure that hackers do not track your online activities. You can also turn on the social networking protection option to ensure your safety while using social media websites like Facebook, Instagram, and more.
Pay Guard by Trend Micro Maximum Security:
The Pay Guard is a security extension for your default web browser by Trend Micro Maximum Security Antivirus Software. You can make online purchases, transactions, and other banking activities securely and conveniently with the help of the Pay Guard extension. You can access the Pay Guard by using the desktop icon. As you double-click on the Pay Guard icon on the desktop, it opens up your default web browser with a blue border, which indicates that the browser window is protected.
By integrating the Pay Guard feature, it turns your normal internet browsers into a secure web browser. You can easily access the Pay Guard tool from the Trend Micro Maximum Security toolbar. While browsing a website, you can immediately open the webpage in Pay Guard mode by using the Trend Micro toolbar. The Pay Guard feature is more secure than the incognito window.
Parental Control by Trend Micro:
The parental control feature helps you block websites, restrict internet usage, prevent selected applications from running at specific times, and more. You need to follow a step by step procedure to activate the parental control option. Moreover, you can get detailed reports of computer usage such as websites visited, applications used, and other activities. Most software companies use this option to restrict their employees from doing other activities during work time as well as to get a detailed report of the activities performed.
First, the program asks you to filter websites. You can either pick an age group or select individual categories to block. Next, you need to set time limits. You can set a daily schedule or for weekdays and weekends. You can also limit the usage by the number of hours per day. Next, you can add specific programs to the block list to prevent them from running at certain times. It helps you prevent your children from launching games, media players, and internet browsers during specific hours. You can run the applications by providing the master password. Finally, you can review your selections and finish up setting parental control by clicking on the Done button.
Data Theft Protection:
The data theft protection feature works in two ways. It doesn’t allow hackers to steal your valuable data as well as stops your children from sharing critical information on the internet through email or data filling forms on untrusted websites.
As you click on the data theft protection feature in the privacy menu, it asks you to provide a password and a recovery email in case you forget the password. After entering the password and recovery email, you can activate the data theft protection and enter the category name and private details to protect. As you enter your details, the program warns you if other users are trying to share or leak the details online. You can also turn off the feature at any time.
Trend Micro Maximum Security Toolbar:
Trend Micro integrates a toolbar in all your web browser so that you can easily access the tools from the toolbar instead of launching the application. The website rating tool helps you check the rating of the website you are visiting. The fraud buster tool protects your outlook and Gmail from spam and phishing attacks.
You can activate the privacy scanner option, which will protect your personal information from getting leaked while you are using social networking sites. And as we mentioned earlier in this Trend Micro Maximum Security Review, you can also activate the pay guard secure browser extension from the toolbar.
Advanced users can modify all the settings of the antivirus software with the help of the settings menu. You can change the master password and recovery email, change the dashboard skin, add websites and files to the exception list, change network settings, set protection level, and more. You can also add and remove specific items from the scanning list. Furthermore, the settings menu enables you to schedule scans.
System Requirements for Trend Micro Maximum Security 2020:
As discussed earlier in the Trend Micro Maximum Security Review, the program runs in the background and monitors your computer. Therefore, you will require a medium specs computer for running the program smoothly.
- Operating System: Windows 10/8/7 (32&64-Bit)
- Processor: Intel Core 1 GHz CPU or Higher
- RAM: 1 GB Memory
- Hard Disk: 1.3 GB of free disk space
Trend Micro Maximum Security Review Conclusion:
In Conclusion to the Trend Micro Maximum Security Review, it is one of the best total security software for Windows that protects your data and private information from all kinds of threats. It also provides lots of tools and features such as pay guard, password manager, parental control, file shredder, secure vault, data theft protection, mute mode, social networking protection, and more. Trend Micro Maximum Security 2020 is available to download for Windows 10/8.1/8/7 (32/64-Bit) by using the link below.