by February 3, 2011 0 comments

In cloud computing-based applications, the security of data is a major concern. Trend Micro has revamped its previous version and come up with Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security 2011, which provides data theft prevention as well.

We tested and compared Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security 2011 on a Windows 7 (32-bit) based desktop with 512 MB RAM, 20 GB hard disk and AMD athelon 64 FX-55 Processor. We loaded the system with more than 5000 viruses and spyware with different file formats like exe, wav, bmp and zip. Trend Micro took 1 hour 25 minutes to completely scan and delete viruses with an accuracy of 96%. While PC Tools Spyware doctor (tested earlier in Labs) had taken 1 hour and 20 minutes to scan, detect and delete viruses with almost the same accuracy.

Both anti-viruses are low on CPU usage but PC Tools has one added advantage: battery power saving mode for laptop users. Trend Micro has other additional tools: online backup, which provides 10 GB of online storage and synchronization option; and data theft prevention tool which prevents important information like credit card and telephone numbers from getting transferred over the Internet. Trend Micro vault provides a password protected storage that can also be sealed remotely. Also the system tuner deletes unwanted files from the system. So a fairly good anti-virus and the features provided by these additional tools present Trend Micro as a better option than PC Tools.

Bottomline: Good anti-malware protection and additional features such as 10 GB online backup and data theft prevention make for a decent buy.

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