Agent Components

The agent uses the following components to protect the computer from security risks:

Components

Description

Virus Scan Engine

At the heart of all Trend Micro products lies the scan engine, which was originally developed in response to early file-based computer viruses. The scan engine today is exceptionally sophisticated and capable of detecting different types of security risks, such as malware and spyware. The scan engine also detects controlled viruses that are developed and used for research.

Virus Pattern

Contains information that helps Trend Micro Security identify the latest viruses, malware, and mixed threat attacks. Trend Micro creates and releases new versions of the Virus Pattern several times a week, and any time after the discovery of a particularly damaging virus or malware.

Spyware Active-monitoring Pattern

A collection of signatures used to detect spyware and other types of grayware.