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During the pandemic, most companies have started shifting to a remote workforce. Here's what you can do to maintain a secure work-from-home setup with your Trend Micro Security for Windows PC.

1. Schedule a Scan

Regularly check your computer's health before or after your shift. Trend Micro allows you to schedule a scan outside your work hours. Here's how to do it:

  1. Open Trend Micro, then click Settings.

    Main Program Settings

  2. Select Security & Tuneup Controls > Scheduled Scans.

    Scheduled Scans

  3. Put a check beside Conduct a scheduled scan of the computer, then choose Set a specific schedule.

    Set a specific schedule

  4. Choose your preferred day, time, and scan type.

    You can also choose Smart Schedule if you want the program to conduct a scan automatically based on your recent computer usage.

  5. Click Apply, then click OK to save the changes.

2. Suspend Computer Notifications

Focus on your work by preventing less important pop-ups from appearing on your screen. Follow these recommended settings:

  1. Open Trend Micro, then click Device tab.
  2. Click Configure beside Mute Mode.
  3. Toggle the switch to ON.

3. Turn On Ransomware Protection

Ransomware is malware that encrypts your files and holds them captive until you pay the ransom. Use the Folder Shield feature to protect your important files and folders from being encrypted.

  1. Open Trend Micro, then click the Data tab.

    Click Data

  2. Click Configure beside Folder Shield.

    Click Configure

  3. Read the introduction, then click OK.
  4. On Choose Folders You Want to Protect window, Trend Micro displays the three initial folders to protect: Documents, OneDrive, and Pictures. Click Protect More, then add your important files and folders.

    Find Folder

  5. Click OK, then click Done.

4. Secure Online Accounts

Keeping your login credentials and passwords safe is essential. Trend Micro recommends you use Password Manager to store these sensitive information in one secure location that only you can access.

Here’s our guide on how to add it to your favorite browsers: How to enable Password Manager Extension.

TIP: Use Trend Micro's Secure Erase if you need to permanently delete an important file or folder from your computer preventing anyone from recovering the data.

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