Using the Website Filter feature of Antivirus for Mac

  • Solution ID:1061007
  • Last Updated:Jul. 20, 2018 5:09 AM (PST)
  • Applies to:Antivirus for Mac - 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018;
  • Website Filter | Antivirus for Mac

Learn how to use the Website Filter feature of your Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac.


This feature allows you to filter websites based on the following:

  • Website Categories
  • Filter Strength
  • Trust or Block a website

The Website Filter feature of Antivirus for Mac blocks access to unwanted websites.

Trend Micro maintains an extensive database of categorized websites to keep this feature up-to-date as new sites appear on the web.

To open the Website Filter 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 Website Filter.

    Click Web then Website Filter

  5. Click the lock icon on the lower left of the main console.
    A window asking for your password will appear.
  6. Type your Mac password, then click OK.

    Type your password

    Turn ON/OFF Website Filtering
    Choose which Categories to filter
    Select Filter Strength
    Add or Remove Trusted Websites
    Add or Remove Blocked Websites