Agent Self-protection

The Trend Micro Security (for Mac) agent self-protection feature prevents other programs and even the user from modifying or deleting files that Trend Micro Security (for Mac) agent uses.

When you enable Protect files used by the agent and the Trend Micro Security (for Mac) agent is running on an endpoint, Trend Micro Security (for Mac) locks the following files and folders:

  • /Library/Application Support/TrendMicro/common

  • /Library/Application Support/TrendMicro/Kext

  • /Library/Application Support/TrendMicro/TmccMac

  • /Library/Application Support/TrendMicro/TmccUpdate

  • /Library/Application Support/TrendMicro/Plug-in

  • /Library/Application Support/TrendMicro/Tools

  • /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.trendmicro.icore.*

  • /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.trendmicro.tmsm.plugin.plist

  • /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.trendmicro.tmsm.launcher.plist

  • /Application/TrendMicroSecurity.app

Note:

Trend Micro Security (for Mac) allows files to be added in the /Library/Application Support/TrendMicro/Tools folder, files cannot be deleted from the folder.