Friday, 10 September 2010

Trend Micro's Ultimate Security Giveaway

: Neil J. Rubenking
From September 8 through October 8, Trend Micro is offering consumers a chance to win one of three premium Dell PC systems. Those registering for the contest can choose their desired prize: a Dell Alienware M11x (for gamers), a Dell Inspiron 14R (for families), or a Dell Vostro 3400 (for work). Naturally each prize computer will come pre-loaded with Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security 2011. Those who don't win still have a chance to win one of 1,000 copies of Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security 2011 (a $59 value).
To enter the contest simply visit TrendMicro.Com/Free and fill in the entry form. Naturally you'll have to give them your e-mail address, so they can contact you if you win. You can also opt in to receive promotional e-mails from Trend Micro, if you wish.
"With the 2011 Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security software we are giving our customers the Internet security, confidence and convenience they deserve plus the chance to win one of three new Dell computers," Trend Micro vice president Tobias Lee said in a statement.
He described the product as "our revolutionary software and premium customer support bundle, an online equivalent of a day at the spa for [the] PC."
However, in PCMag's testing Trend Micro's Titanium technology failed at cleaning up malware from infested test systems. A recent evaluation by also found the product's malware removal abilities lacking. AV-Test reports that "in the majority of the cases, active malware components … were not removed" and also indicated that rootkit protection was "far below the average of the industry." On the plus side, the full Titanium suite includes a link to Trend Micro Housecall, which scored much better in our malware cleanup tests.
Those winning the laptops surely won't quibble about these test results, which aren't relevant to protection of a brand-new clean system. The more numerous winners of the Titanium suite should definitely call on Trend Micro Housecall for an initial cleanup.

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