A scam is a method cyber criminals use to get something from you, usually money. In this article, we'll teach you the best Trend Micro settings for your Windows PC to prevent them.

Turn On Anti-phishing

When searching the web, scams and fake websites may appear in search results. Trend Micro's browser toolbar will show you which websites are safe to visit and which are not. It will also warn you of the security risks associated with websites before you access them.

Watch this video or follow our guides on how to add Trend Micro Toolbar on your browsers.

Turn On Webmail Protection

Using Trend Micro's technology, Email Defender feature scans your email and warns you if it detects something suspicious. Here's how to turn it on:

  1. Open your Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Log in to your Gmail or Outlook web application. A pop up will appear.
  3. Click Protect Your Email Now.

    Protect Your Email Now in Windows

  4. Read the License Agreement, then select Agree and Turn On. You will see this message to confirm it is ON.

    Email Defender is ON

Get rid of Spam Emails

Trend Micro Antispam Toolbar automatically filters unwanted and fraudulent messages into a special Spam Mail folder, which you can periodically check for any legitimate messages misidentified as spam. Here's how to turn it on:

  1. Close your Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express first before enabling the toolbar.
  2. Open Trend Micro, then click Settings .

    Main Program Settings

  3. Select Internet & E-mail Controls > Spam and emailed files.
  4. Put a check beside Filter out unsolicited advertisements and other unwanted email messages.

    Filter out unsolicited advertisements and other unwanted email messages

  5. Click Apply, then click OK to save the changes.
  6. Open Microsoft Outlook to start using the toolbar.

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