Trend Micro Toolbar

How to find this tool:
Open your web browser

Introducing the Trend Micro Toolbar

The Trend Micro Toolbar works with your web browser to warn you about any security risks associated with the websites you try to visit. The Trend Micro Toolbar should appear automatically in your web browser if you select  Display the Trend Micro Toolbar on supported web browsers.

The Trend Micro Toolbar works automatically behind the scenes by monitoring websites, and a page rating icon appears next to links listed in GoogleBing, BaiduBiglobeInfoseekOCN, Goo, and Yahoo! search results.

Using a search engine assistant, such as Surf Canyon, may prevent this feature from working properly.

Trend Micro Toolbar Options

Option Description
Rate links on web pages Shows Ratings for links on search results, social networking sites, and web-based email websites. 
Rate links on mouseover Rates links on regular web pages whenever you pause your mouse over the link for a moment. 
Check Facebook Privacy Opens the  Facebook Privacy Scanner.
Settings Opens the Web Threats settings.


Trend Micro Toolbar Ratings

The Trend Micro Toolbar can check for security risks in each website you try to open. 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 the Trend Micro Toolbar

When you search for information on the web, the Trend Micro Toolbar will automatically rate the links in the results of popular search services.

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.

Checking Links 

You can check links on any web page you visit. Move your mouse cursor over the link for a moment, and the rating will appear. 


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