Social Networking Protection

How to find this tool:
Main Console > Privacy > Social Networking Protection

Social Networking Protection keeps you safe from security risks when visiting the most popular social networking sites:


The page rating icon changes color to indicate risk. The list below shows all the ratings that might appear:

Icon Status Description
tbar_rating_safe Safe Trend Micro considers this page safe. It does not pose a risk to your security.
tbar_rating_suspicious Suspicious Trend Micro has found that this page could pose a security risk. Avoid the site if possible, or exercise caution if you do open it.
tbar_rating_dangerous Dangerous Trend Micro has identified this page as dangerous. It may contain hidden malicious software, or shows signs of involvement in "phishing," a kind of fraud in which fake websites mimic legitimate ones to steal information.
tbar_rating_dangerous Blocked You have decided to block this page.
tbar_rating_trusted Trusted You have decided to trust this page, but Trend Micro has not confirmed this rating.
tbar_rating_untested Untested Trend Micro has not yet tested this page. It may use an unsupported protocol (something other than HTTP or HTTPS).
tbar_rating_noconnection No Response Unable to contact the page rating system. Check your Internet connection and proxy server settings.


Moving your mouse cursor over the page rating icon displays more information about the rating.

Using Social Networking Protection

When you open a supported website, the Trend Micro will automatically rate the links shown there. Feel free to open Safe pages. You should avoid opening sites marked as Suspicious or Dangerous. Unsafe pages that you have added to the exception list will have the Trusted rating.

Warning Friends About Unsafe Links

If your security software finds a dangerous link on your Facebook wall, for example, you can warn your friends about it. Just move your mouse cursor over the warning and click Warn others about this post. You can modify the message that appears, or just post it as-is. 


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