Protection Against Web Threats

How to find this setting:

Protection Settings > Internet & Email Controls > Web Threats

Trend Micro maintains a database of risky websites that have a history of transmitting malicious software or supporting online fraud. Follow the directions below to protect yourself from unsafe sites.

Marked Checkbox Mark the Block potentially dangerous websites  checkbox to protect against threats on the Internet automatically.

Choose one of the three levels of protection against Web threats:

  • High
    Prevents you from opening sites that pose even a slight risk of transmitting viruses and spyware. This setting also blocks harmless sites that might have been hijacked in the past.
  • Normal
    Blocks websites that have characteristics associated with online fraud, or that show signs of transmitting viruses and spyware. This setting also blocks unrated sites that might pose a threat.
  • Low
    Only blocks websites verified as dangerous. These sites can transmit viruses and spyware or actively support online fraud.

Marked Checkbox Mark the Display the Trend Micro Toolbar on supported web browsers  checkbox to make the Trend Micro Toolbar start checking for security risks in websites that you might want to open. The toolbar can also automatically rate the safety of links listed in online search results.

Marked Checkbox Mark the Prevent Microsoft Internet Explorer from running malicious scripts on infected websites  checkbox to block dangerous software injected by hackers into legitimate websites.

Marking this checkbox will install an Add-On for Microsoft® Internet Explorer®. Disabling Add-Ons within Internet Explorer® will stop this protection from working.

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