Using the Web Threat Protection feature of Antivirus for Mac

  • Solution ID:1057930
  • Last Updated:Jul. 20, 2018 5:31 AM (PST)
  • Applies to:Antivirus for Mac - 2015, Antivirus for Mac - 2016, Antivirus for Mac - 2017, Antivirus for Mac - 2018;Titanium Internet Security for Mac - All;Trend Micro Smart Surfing for Mac - All;
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This article shows you how to use the Web Threat Protection feature of Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac

Web Threat Protection

Web Threat Protection is supported only on the HTTP protocol. It does not support HTTPS.


The Web Threat Protection feature of Antivirus for Mac helps you protect yourself from websites that transmit malicious software or online support scams or fraud.

To open the Web Threat Protection settings, do the following:

  1. Click on the Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac icon on the Menu bar, located in the upper right-hand section of your screen, near the sound controls and system clock.

    Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac tray icon

  2. When the dropdown menu appears, click Open Trend Micro Antivirus....
    The Trend Micro Antivirus screen will appear.

    Open Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac

  3. Click Web.

    Main console

  4. Click the Web Threat Protection tab, then click the lock icon to access the settings.

    You will be asked for the Mac password. Enter your password to access the settings.

    Web Threat Protection

    Expand All
    Detect Web Threats
    Set Protection Strength
    Enable Toolbar on Web Browsers
    Add or Remove Trusted Websites
    Add or Remove Blocked Websites