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.
When you search for information on the web, the Trend Micro Toolbar will automatically rate the links in the results of popular search engines. The Trend Micro Toolbar works automatically behind the scenes by monitoring websites, and a page rating icon appears next to search results and links shown in these sites:
Using a search engine assistant, such as Surf Canyon, may prevent this feature from working properly.
You can check links on any webpage you visit by moving your mouse cursor over the link for a moment, and the rating will appear. 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.
|Safe||Trend Micro considers this page safe. It does not pose a risk to your security.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Blocked||You have decided to block this page.|
|Trusted||You have decided to trust this page, but Trend Micro has not confirmed this rating.|
|Untested||Trend Micro has not yet tested this page. It may use an unsupported protocol (something other than HTTP or HTTPS).|
|No Response||Unable to contact the page rating system. Check your Internet connection and proxy server settings.|
Trend Micro Toolbar Options
|Fraud Buster||Automatically scans the content for phishing links or scams.|
|Open in PayGuard||Opens the website you are visiting in the most secured way possible through PayGuard.|
|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 webpages whenever you pause your mouse cursor over the link for a moment.|
|Check your online privacy||Opens the Social Networking Privacy Scanner.|
|Settings||Shows the Web Threats settings.|