Configuring the Web Threats setting of Trend Micro Security

  • Solution ID:1105032
  • Last Updated:Aug. 23, 2019 7:06 PM (PST)
  • Applies to:Antivirus+ Security - 2018;2019;2020;Internet Security - 2018;Internet Security - 2019;Internet Security - 2020;Maximum Security - 2018;Maximum Security - 2019;Maximum Security - 2020;Premium Security - 2018;Premium Security - 2019;Premium Security - 2020;
  • Configuring Web Threats Protection | Trend Micro Security

Learn how to configure the Web Threats setting of your Trend Micro Security software.

Trend Micro maintains a database of risky websites that have a history of transmitting malicious software or supporting online fraud. This article provides information on how to protect yourself from unsafe sites using the Trend Micro security software

Access the Web Threat Protection setting
  1. Double-click on the Trend Micro desktop icon to open the main console.
  2. Click on the Device tab.
    Click Device
  3. Click on Configure.
    Click Configure
  4. Click on Internet & Email Controls, then click on Web Threats.
    Web Threats
Configure the Web Threats Protection setting

Select Block potentially dangerous websites to protect against threats on the Internet automatically.

Choose one of the three levels of protection against web threats:
Protection StrengthDescription
High Prevents you from opening sites that pose even a slight risk of transmitting viruses
and spyware. This setting also blocks harmless sites that might have been hijacked in the past.
Normal Blocks websites that have characteristics associated with online fraud, or that show
signs of transmitting viruses and spyware. This setting also blocks unrated sites that might pose a threat.
Low Only blocks websites verified as dangerous. These sites can transmit viruses and
spyware or actively support online fraud.


Select Display the Trend Micro Toolbar on supported web browsers to make the Trend Micro Toolbar start checking for security risks in websites that you might want to open. The toolbar can also automatically rate the safety of links listed in online search results.


Select Prevent Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome from running malicious scripts on infected websites to block dangerous software injected by hackers into legitimate websites.

Marking this checkbox will install an Add-On for Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Disabling Add-Ons within the web browsers will stop this protection from working.