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Trend Micro WiFi Protection is an application for Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac devices that checks the safety of your WiFi connection. It scans the WiFi network and connects to a secured cloud VPN when security risks are detected.


Unsecured WiFi connection and its risks

Unsecured WiFi is a wireless connection which doesn’t require any special login or screening process to connect. This type of connection can provide you free internet use, but it can also bring dangerous risks like the following:

  1. Attackers can intercept your login credentials and use them to gather useful information.
  2. Information from your device can be collected and altered; thus, you can be subject to identity theft.
  3. Connected device can be infected and can be used in distributing and spreading infection.

Enable Automatic VPN mode

VPN protection will automatically turn ON when connecting to unsecure WiFi network. This VPN mode is highly recommended when connecting to Public WiFi networks such as WiFi networks on coffee shops, airports, shopping malls, etc.

  1. Open Trend Micro WiFi Protection
  2. Tap the VPN Settings drop-down, and select Automatic VPN.
  3. You may also enable this option by going to the app’s Settings and switching the toggle ON for Automatic VPN under Automatic Protection.

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Enable Manual VPN mode

You can decide when to turn ON or to turn OFF VPN protection.

  1. Open Trend Micro WiFi Protection
  2. Tap the VPN Settings drop-down and select Manual VPN.
  3. You may also enable this option by going to the app’s Settings and switch the toggle OFF for Automatic VPN under Automatic Protection.

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VPN Always ON mode

VPN protection will automatically turn on for the WiFi networks listed under VPN Always On WiFi networks list.

This VPN mode is highly recommended when connecting to Public WiFi networks such as WiFi networks on coffee shops, airports, shopping malls, etc.

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Add a WiFi network to the VPN Always ON WiFi Network List
Remove a WiFi network from VPN Always ON WiFi Network List

VPN Always OFF Mode

VPN protection will be automatically turned off for WiFi networks listed under VPN Always Off WiFi Networks. This mode is recommended when connecting to secure WiFi networks.

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Add a WiFi network to VPN Always OFF WiFi Networks
Remove a WiFi network from VPN Always Off WiFi Network List
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