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Trend Micro Antivirus 2010 VERSION:  Windows 7 / XP / Vista, Single User

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Note: This is an old version of Trend. See our Trend Micro Titanium Antivirus 2015 Review.
Information Below:  Review, Screenshots, System Requirements

Review of Trend AntiVirus 2010 (Version 17.5):

Trend MicroTrend Micro AntiVirus was one of the top-rated Antivirus programs a few years ago. But in recent years there have been few changes with Trend's Antivirus software - letting it fall behind its competition. Let's see if the 2010 version reverses this "trend"...

1) Installation:  

Trend Micro AntiVirus 2010 installed in just 85 seconds and required no reboots after installation. The step-by-step Wizard made the whole installation quick and easy, although some customization during the install process could better tailor the program for the user it's being installed for. (See Installation Time Comparison Graph)

2) Features & Ease of Use:  

Trend 2010 is still very similar to the 2005 version which was one of the top-rated Antivirus programs of its time. But the year is 2010, not 2005. Trend Micro's user-interface is very easy to use, however, it is verging on being too simplistic compared to its competition. It doesn't offer many of the bells & whistles that many other Antivirus programs offer these days (such as PC Maintenance & Monitoring Tools, Bot protection, Phishing protection, advanced reports & graphs, and other Advanced Features & Options). Users want more out of their Antivirus program these days than just Virus/Malware protection - advanced features that Trend Micro Antivirus 2010 fails to deliver.

Features Checklist:


Bot Protection
Email Scanning

IM Protection

Trojan Protection
Worm Protection


3) Virus Scanner:  

Trend Micro has 3 scanning options similar to most other Antivirus programs: Quick Scan, Full System Scan, and Custom Scan. On our test computer it took Trend Micro 105 seconds to perform its Quick Scan, while further testing found Trend's Virus Scanner performed a Full System Scan at a pace of 14.5 MB/s, which translates into scanning 50GB of used hard-drive space in 59 minutes. This was one of the slowest Virus Scanners that we tested this year. (See Scan Time Comparison Graph)

Trend Micro only releases between 1-2 updates/day to new threats. This is well behind industry leader Norton AntiVirus which releases over 200 updates per day. (See Updates Per Day Comparison Graph)

4) Performance Testing:  

Memory Use: Trend Micro 2010 uses 32.0 MB of system memory. This is quite a bit of memory use for an Antivirus program these days - so it's no surprise it was the #7 rated of the 10 Antivirus programs we tested.

Reboot Time: Trend Micro added only 8.4 seconds to our test computer's reboot time. #3 rated of the 10 Antivirus programs tested.

Installation Size: TrendMicro Antivirus 2010 takes 393 MB of hard-drive space for installation. This was the largest program size of the 10 Antivirus programs tested.

Application Launch Time: Trend Micro added 0.240s on average to launch a web browser. This was the #8 rated program tested.

File Conversion Time: Trend 2010 added 1.31s on average to convert a MP3 file to four other file types. #9 rated of the 10 Antivirus programs tested.

System Impact Score: The "System Impact Score" is a comparative score tallied from the above 5 Antivirus tests. Trend Micro 2010 scored a total of 18 out of 50 points when compared to the other Antivirus programs - giving it an 9th place ranking overall (second worst). Trend Micro 2010's performance showed a slight improvement over last year but is still one of the slower Antivirus programs and well behind industry leaders - Norton Anti-Virus and NOD32 AntiVirus.

View graphs of the above Antivirus Performance Tests.

5) Effectiveness: (Virus/Malware Detection)


6) Help & Support:  

Trend Micro's support is very thorough. They have an extensive online Knowledge Base, Free Email Support, Free Chat, and Free Phone Support - which not many Antivirus vendors offer anymore. We tested Trend's email support and received an answer 80 minutes later. The email reply was prompt and answered our question very well.


Trend Micro hasn't changed much over the last few years. What was once a top-rated Antivirus program, now has fallen behind its competition. Users want more out of their Antivirus software these days than just Virus/Malware protection - features that Trend fails to deliver. Trend Micro Antivirus is unfortunately an example of a program that got complacent when it was one of the best Antivirus programs a few years ago. But with few changes, Trend Micro can no longer be considered part of this elite group.

Overall Rating: Fair

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Trend Micro Antivirus 2010 Screenshots

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*Screenshots of Trend Micro AntiVirus 2015

Trend Micro Antivirus 2010 System Requirements:

Minimum Requirements:

    • Windows 7 (all versions): Intel Pentium 800 MHz minimum processor or equivalent (1 GHZ recommended),
512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 400 MB hard-drive space for installation
    • Windows Vista (all versions): Same Requirements as Windows 7 above
    • Windows XP (Service Pack 2 or 3): Intel Pentium 350 MHz minimum processor or equivalent,
256MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 400MB hard-drive space for installation

Required for All Operating Systems:

    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or greater (Firefox is supported)
    • Monitor with 1024 x 576 minimum resolution
    • Internet Connection for Updates and Activation

Email Supported:

    • AOL Email
    • Google Gmail
    • Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0 with SP 2
    • Microsoft Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003, or 2007
    • Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5 or 2.0
    • MSN Hotmail, and Windows Live Mail
    • Windows Mail
    • Yahoo! Mail

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