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Trend Micro Security leverages Trend Micro's extensive Web security databases to check the reputation of Web sites that you attempt to access. The Web site's reputation is correlated with the specific Web reputation policy enforced on your computer. Depending on the policy in use, Trend Micro Security will either block or allow access to the Web site.

Web reputation policies are enforced based on the location of the Trend Micro Security client.

Internal: A client's location is "internal" if it can connect to the Trend Micro Security server. If the location is "internal", the client applies the policy for internal computers. Internal computers typically apply a more lenient policy that only blocks Web sites verified to be fraudulent or known sources of threats.

External: A client's location is "external" if it cannot connect to the Trend Micro Security server. If the location is "external", the client applies the policy for external computers. External computers typically apply a stricter policy that blocks unrated and possibly compromised Web pages, in addition to sites blocked by the policy for internal computers.

Web reputation policies and other settings are configured by the Trend Micro Security server's administrator.

To check your computer's location, access the Protection Status screen (click the Trend Micro Security icon on your computer's menu bar and select Open Trend Micro Security).

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