Trend Micro fails anti-malware test

All three of the anti-malware products submitted by Trend Micro for Virus Bulletin's independent tests failed because they produced false positives.

Of the 20 products submitted for testing, six generated false positives when scanning a set of known clean files and failed to meet the requirements for VB100 certification.

"Trend Micro, one of the 'big four' anti-malware companies, submitted no fewer than three of its anti-virus products, all of which falsely identified a Microsoft development tool as spyware," said a statement from Virus Bulletin.

"Other products to generate false positives were Fortinet's FortiClient, Ikarus Utilities, and VirusBuster."

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We've had tons of problems with tend micro and spyware in XP 32bit (corporate edition of trend)... it never seems to detect anything... we run ad-aware every once and a while.. and trend has always had problems detecting it seemes like... and their new corporate interface looks like fisher price designed it... the old one was much better and had way more features / options...

This shouldn't come as a surprise. TrendMicro does not have a very good detection rate on 32 bit systems much less 64 bit systems. Head on over to AV-Comparatives.org and take a look at TM testing results and they are not good. AV-Comparatives did a seperate test just for them alone and like Windows OneCare it performed poorly.

In addition to all of this TM came in dead last when recently tested by PCWorld

As far as Norton being bloatware, some of you are stuck in the past. The 2007 version is significantly lighter on system resources and does not slow your computer down. That was the very thing that kept me away from Norton but I was quite impressed with this new version. I just hope the 2008 version which is currently in beta maintains this new approach.

Anyway, whatever your preference is, it shouldn't include TrendMicro.

I like OneCare - it achieved the VB100 certification, and the 2.0 beta has a bunch of home network features, and it will interact with WHS.

I'm confused here... please help me out...

This problem affects the 64-bit Vista only, correct?

Trend Micro's x86 (32-bit) version of their software works correctly, and doesn't suffer from this problem?

I just want to understand this accurately.

RhythmFlirt said,
I use Trend Micro

Any suggestions of what I should be using?

I use Kaspersky Internet Security 7 and works great on Vista X64.

Aye, shiver me timbers, Avast be free and fair, and a mighty true defender of your PC as well.

Yo ho ho, a pirate's life for me
Ye don't have to pirate Avast
They give it away for free.

Ye don't have to pirate Avast

That must be one of the most... succulent puns I've heard to date. Seriously, that's awesome.

That's surprising actually. I always recommend Trend Micro - their internet security suite is (well, used to be judgng by those results) second to none.

bmaher said,
That's surprising actually. I always recommend Trend Micro - their internet security suite is (well, used to be judgng by those results) second to none.

I had to clean out *hundreds* of malware/spyware infections which had accumulated on a client's PC on which they had Trend Micro's AV software installed. It detected none of them, they were running simultaneously with Trend Micro, it was pretty sad.

I used Kaspersky, Spybot S&D, and other software, which detected them and cleaned out most of them. But in the end, the PC was so screwed up it was beyond help and needed to be reformatted.

For this reason, I have serious doubts about Trend Micro.

Trend has great products and they work really well.
this is just one more reasons Vista x64 sux :no:

maybe we really are not ready to move over to 64-bit systems? Seems like more and more dev's have issues with this architecture

Trend has great products and they work really well.
this is just one more reasons Vista x64 sux

Sorry, but obviously it didn't work really well. It's not Vista's fault, it's up Trend Micro to make sure their product works properly on it.

I started recently using Trend Micro Internet Security 2006 for Windows Vista x32, now I know that I should be careful before moving to x64 with this AV, which, btw, I like

I think for a long time the only software to have a 100% VB100 certificate was BitDefender.

A near perfect product, excellent firewall, best AV, good anti-spam and 100% anti-mal.