Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2013 (*Est. $25 for 3 PCs) offers the solid Internet protection of Trend Micro's Anti-Virus Plus software, along with extras such as parental controls and system tune-up tools. It placed second only to BitDefender Internet Security 2013 in AV-Test's cleanup and repair tests, though its performance in detecting and blocking malware scores average in tests at some professional journals. Installation is straightforward and fast, though Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2013 has a noticeable effect on computer performance when copying files and scanning for spam emails. It's compatible with OS X computers and comes with a free Android app.
Great support information. Installing Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2013 is fast, requiring users to click through just three or four screens to register the product. The interface is clean and horizontally focused with large touchable icons at the top for Windows 8. Where Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2013 excels in ease of use is in its support information; the company website offers instructional videos, a threat encyclopedia and articles on hot topics, and during business hours, you can use the toll-free telephone and chat lines.
System tune-up has limitations. Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2013 builds on the malware protection features found in Trend Micro's Anti-Virus Plus software - antivirus, phishing protection and spam filtering tools -- by adding parental controls and data protection. An unusual feature included here, and usually found in premium Internet security software, is the system tune-up feature, though it is quite limited. Social media network protection covers links on Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn and Pinterest. Titanium Internet Security 2013's subscription includes the security software for Android devices and OS X computers.
Some system lag, but generally good. Reviewers report mixed results for Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2013's speed. Seth Rosenblatt of CNET says it has the smallest impact on computer boot times, and the reviewer at PC Pro agrees, also highlighting the software's relatively small footprint of 84 MB. Titanium Internet Security 2013 slows down file-copying operations more than some of its competitors and is slow to filter spam emails. However, it receives ratings of "very good" from reviewers for its protection levels when detecting and blocking malware threats, as well as in cleanup and repair. Test results from AV-Test labs, a renowned Internet security test facility, support these assessments.
Review Credibility: Excellent It's the "rapid fire" installation process of Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2013 that impresses Seth Rosenblatt, along with its small impact on computer boot times. He also likes the Windows 8 compatibility, with a horizontally focused interface that has large, touchable icons at the top of the screen.
Review: Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2013, Seth Rosenblatt, Dec. 7, 2012
Review Credibility: Very Good Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2013 receives a score of 3.5 stars out of 5 in this review, due to its slow spam filtering and system lag. Neil Rubenking is impressed with all the features of this software and says, "[T]here are no weak components to drag this suite down."
Review: Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2013, Neil J. Rubenking, Sept. 24, 2012
3. PC World
Review Credibility: Very Good Sarah Jacobsson Purewal uses the word "fairly" several times in her review of Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2013, describing its "fairly user-friendly interface" and calling it a "fairly speedy and lightweight program." Completely blocking every malware attack in PCWorld's tests, Titanium Internet Security 2013 scored very well in all the other protection tests. Purewal says the software is "a breeze" to install, with only three screens to click through.
Review: Review: Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2013: An All-Around Winner, Sarah Jacobsson Purewal, Jan. 28, 2013
4. Expert Reviews
Review Credibility: Good Its poor performance in Expert Reviews' tests leads reviewer Kat Orphanides to give Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2013 only 3 out of 5 stars. However, an upside is that the Titanium Internet Security 2013 subscription includes Trend Micro's Android security products at no cost; you can use any of your three licenses for a Mac computer.
Review: Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2013 Review, Kat Orphanides, Nov. 13, 2012
5. PC Pro
Review Credibility: Fair Reviewer Darien Graham-Smith is enthusiastic about Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2013, awarding the software full marks for value, performance and ease of use. He highlights its excellent results in the performance test carried out by AV-Test lab, behind only BitDefender Internet Security 2013. He also likes the extensive tools available to ensure your safety on social networks.
Review: Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2013 Review, Darien Graham-Smith, Feb. 14, 2013