Using the Privacy Scanner feature of Trend Micro Security

Learn how to protect your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ accounts using the Privacy Scanner feature of Trend Micro Security.


What is Privacy Scanner?

Because social networks make sharing information about yourself very easy, you might share more than you would like. The Privacy Scanner checks your Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ settings for privacy risks, and can help you ensure that your personal information stays private. The Privacy Scanner for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ is turned on by default in Trend Micro Internet Security, Maximum Security and Premium Security. The default setting also turns on the Trend Micro Toolbar, which can be used to launch the Privacy Scanner.


How do I activate the Privacy Scanner feature?

To activate the Privacy Scanner feature, do the following:

  1. Open the main console of your Trend Micro Security software. Do either of the following:
    • Double-click the Trend Micro  icon on your desktop.
    • Double-click the Trend Micro  icon on your system tray.
  2. Click Privacy.

    Click Privacy tab

  3. Click Configure  for Privacy Scanner.

    Click Configure

  4. Click Check Now  for Social Networking Privacy.

    Click Check Now

  5. Click below for instructions depending on your Social Media account:
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Google+
    LinkedIn
Applies To: Antivirus+ Security - 2017;Antivirus+ Security - 2018;Internet Security - 2016;2015;2017;2018;Maximum Security - 2016;Maximum Security - 2015;Maximum Security - 2017;Maximum Security - 2018;Premium Security - 2016;Premium Security - 2015;Premium Security - 2017;Premium Security - 2018;

Last Updated: Sep. 13, 2017 3:31 AM (PST)
Solution ID: 1098839