Test Trend Micro Titanium Antivirus Plus 2012: detection in the cloud

With Titanium Antivirus, Trend Micro brought some freshness in following the trend initiated by the Cloud Antivirus Panda: Antivirus based on a basic online signatures. Successful bet?


The main feature of Trend Micro Titanium Antivirus is not to install basic signing on the client machine. Any detection is made online. positive result: the solution is lighter. negative consequence: the protection will be less effective when you’re offline. Less effective, but effective all the same: Trend Titanium also provides a form of heuristics that can block certain threats.

The antivirus offers extremely minimalist but effective features: in addition to protecting files and incoming and outgoing mails, it is distinguished mainly by a malicious URL blocking module to the source, with three levels of sensitivity and efficiency at all test as discussed below. The 2012 version is enriched further by a new dedicated to fake antivirus module, a feature in the zeitgeist as the “rogue” are part of the most widespread threats according to the latest studies.