Trend Micro Internet Security

Discussion in 'Anti-Virus' started by Roland Mösl, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. Roland Mösl

    Roland Mösl Guest

    On my new notebook is "Trend Micro Internet Security"
    installed.

    As usual, I change the windows host file
    to block in this way the most nasty adverising addresses.

    Now this security software brings at each web site,
    I visit an alarm

    "Your host file has changed"

    This anti virus software wants to remove
    my entries from the windows host file.

    Any possibility to stop this nonsens?
    Or should I deinstall it?

    --
    Roland Mösl - PEGE - http://www.pege.org
    Planetary Engineering Group Earth
     
    Roland Mösl, Aug 25, 2010
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  2. Per Roland Mösl:
    >On my new notebook is "Trend Micro Internet Security"
    >installed.
    >
    >As usual, I change the windows host file
    >to block in this way the most nasty adverising addresses.
    >
    >Now this security software brings at each web site,
    >I visit an alarm
    >
    >"Your host file has changed"
    >
    >This anti virus software wants to remove
    >my entries from the windows host file.
    >
    >Any possibility to stop this nonsens?
    >Or should I deinstall it?


    It's been some years since I suffered through Trend Micro and
    maybe things have changed but....

    ....having said that, I would uninstall Trend Micro and install
    Avast's freebie version.

    I've been running Avast for a number of years with no problems -
    and it's flagged quite a few viruses and malicious web pages.

    My problem with the Trend Micro product was it's notification
    method. Briefly, it popped a dialog that took focus every time
    somebody outside tried to do something not allowed - so when an
    attack of that nature came every half second or so, the PC was
    rendered unusable until I thought to pull the Ethernet plug.

    Also, Trend Micro cost money... and Avast is free.... and Avast
    does the job....

    Finally, I like Avast well enough that I also pay an annual fee
    for their special server version running on my Windows Home
    Server box.
    --
    PeteCresswell
     
    (PeteCresswell), Aug 26, 2010
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