Trend Micro recently acquired leading antispyware developer InterMute, and launched Trend Micro Anti-Spyware 3 by rebranding the InterMute SpySubtract package. This acquisition has also enabled Trend Micro to incorporate InterMute CWShredder, which efficiently removes all traces of the CoolWebSearch family of browser-hijacking spywares. Reasonably prices, this antispyware tool provides very good web-history-cleaning and cookie-management features, extensive real-time monitoring and an intuitive interface.
In PC Pro Lab's tests it achieved 55% removal, 52% blocking and 67% detection rates. Trend Micro Anti-Spyware 3 provides automatic definition updating and has a very low impact on system resources, as it can dynamically adjust CPU usage. It does not have a scan scheduling feature, but a highly effective real-time monitoring capability compensates for that. The Venus Spy Trap real-time monitoring feature automatically watches an impressive list of system indicators that can reveal spyware-related problems like HOST file modification, installation of ActiveX controls and browser homepage redirection. A single alert dialogue box allows allows you to deal with all threats.
The Spy Sleuth tool traces the software that installed the spyware by looking at file date stamps and comparing them with URLs visited and other software installed. The Secure file-deletion function deletes files in accordance with DOD standards.
Trend Micro Anti-Spyware 3 definitely features better scanning, faster definition updates, and more efficient memory and CPU usage than Trend Micro's previous antispyware products. Installation and setup are simple and interactive, rebooting is not required and once installed the package performs an initial scan of your system for known spywares.
Author Jamie Helmsworthdate added 2009-09-07 12:03:35