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Folder Shield protects and limits access to your important files and folders on your Mac from Ransomware.

  1. Open Trend Micro Antivirus.
  2. Click Folder Shield.

    Trend Micro Folder Shield on Mac

  3. Click the lock icon to make changes.

    Trend Micro Folder Shield on Mac - Unlock

  4. Type in your password, then click OK.

    Trend Micro Folder Shield on Mac - Type Password

  5. Turn ON Folder Shield to start protecting folders.

    Enable Trend Micro Folder Shield on Mac

  6. When a window appears, click OK.

    Enable Trend Micro Folder Shield on Mac

  7. Click the + button to add a folder.

    Add a folder Trend Micro Folder Shield on Mac will protect

  8. Select a folder, then click Add.

    Add a folder Trend Micro Folder Shield on Mac will protect

    Click the + button to add more.

  9. Click the lock icon to prevent further changes.

    Trend Micro Folder Shield on Mac - Lock

Add a program to the Trusted Program List

To allow programs to access protected files, add it to the Trusted Programs List:

  1. On Trend Micro Antivirus main console, click Logs.

    Antivirus for Mac Logs

  2. From the Log type dropdown list, select Folder Shield. Programs that Folder Shield blocks is displayed on this list.

    Folder Shield Trusted Program List

  3. Select a program, then click Unblock to add it on the Trusted Program List.

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