Using the Trend Micro Toolbar feature of Trend Micro Security
This article informs you about the Trend Micro Toolbar and how it provides you additional protection.
Opera web browser is currently not supported by the Trend Micro toolbar.
For instructions on how to enable the toolbar, do the following depending on your web browser:
To enable the Trend Micro Toolbar, follow the steps below:
- Open Manage Add-ons configuration. Do the following:
Click this button below to download ADDON.zip:
- Open ADDON.zip, and then click ADDON.bat. This will open the Manage Add-ons configuration.
- Click Trend Micro Security Toolbar, then click Enable.
- Select all Trend Micro toolbars, then click Enable.
- Make sure to tick the following checkboxes before clicking Enable:
- Trend Micro Security Toolbar Helper
- Trend Micro Network Filter Plugin
- Trend Micro IE Protection
- Click Close.
To enable the Trend Micro Toolbar, do the following:
BEFORE YOU PROCEED:
- The Trend Micro Toolbar is not searchable in Google Chrome Web Store because it is intended only for customers with Trend Micro Security installed.
- The only way to download the toolbar is by opening this page in Google Chrome and clicking this Chrome Webstore link.
- Enabling the Trend Micro Toolbar is free.
- If you are not using Google Chrome, click the Don't show this again link in the error message.
- Click the Chrome Web Store icon below to find the Trend Micro Toolbar in the webstore.
- The webstore will open in a new tab. Click the Add to Chrome button to download the Trend Micro Toolbar.
If the button says "Added to Chrome" instead of "Add to Chrome" it means that the Trend Micro Toolbar is already installed. You may proceed to this article if the Trend Micro Toolbar is still not yet enabled: Trend Micro Toolbar is missing in Google Chrome after installing Trend Micro Security program.
- Click Add when the Confirm New Extension window appears. A notification saying "Trend Micro Toolbar has been added to Chrome" will appear.
Once you see this notification, it means you have successfully installed the Trend Micro Toolbar.
If you keep getting the message even after enabling the extension, click Don't show this again.
To enable the Trend Micro Toolbar, follow the steps below:
- Open Mozilla Firefox.
Click this button below to download FREFX.zip:
- Open FREFX.zip, and then click FREFX.bat. This will open the Mozilla Firefox web browser.
- Click the Settings button near the top-right corner.
- Click Add-ons.
- Click the Extensions tab.
- Click the Enable button for the following:
- Trend Micro Toolbar. This extension see links to risky websites at a glance and prevents accidental access of malicious websites.
- Click the Restart Now link to restart Mozilla Firefox.
The Trend Micro Toolbar will be shown on the upper-left side, once Mozilla Firefox has restarted.
- Close the Add-ons Manager tab.
To install the Trend Micro Security for Microsoft Edge, do the following:
- Get the app from Microsoft Windows Store.
- Wait for the download to finish, then click Launch.
- On Microsoft Edge, click Turn it on to enable the app on your browser.
- Click the Trend Micro Security icon at the top right corner of the browser.
- Read the Privacy & Personal Data Collection Disclosure, then click Continue.
- Read the Trend Micro License Agreement, then click Accept and Start.
For more information, refer to this support page:
Trend Micro Security™ for Microsoft Edge™
To enable extensions on Apple Safari, do the following:
- Open Safari.
- Under the Safari menu, click Preferences.
- In the Preferences window, click the Extensions tab.
- Make sure the plug-ins published by Trend Micro are enabled.
The Trend Micro Toolbar works with your web browser to warn you about any security risks associated with the websites you try to visit. The Trend Micro Toolbar should appear automatically in your web browser if you select Display the Trend Micro Toolbar on supported web browsers.
When you search for information on the web, the Trend Micro Toolbar will automatically rate the links in the results of popular search engines. The Trend Micro Toolbar works automatically behind the scenes by monitoring websites, and a page rating icon appears next to search results and links shown in these sites:
Using a search engine assistant, such as Surf Canyon, may prevent this feature from working properly.
You can check links on any webpage you visit by moving your mouse cursor over the link for a moment, and the rating will appear. Feel free to open Safe pages. You should avoid opening sites marked as Suspicious or Dangerous. Unsafe pages that you have added to the exception list will have the Trusted rating.
The table below lists the rating provided by the Trend Micro Toolbar:
|Safe||Trend Micro considers this page safe. It does not pose a risk to your security.|
|Suspicious||Trend Micro has found that this page could pose a security risk. Avoid the site if possible, or exercise caution if you do open it.|
|Dangerous||Trend Micro has identified this page as dangerous. It may contain hidden malicious software, or shows signs of involvement in "phishing," a kind of fraud in which fake websites mimic legitimate ones to steal information.|
|Blocked||You have decided to block this page.|
|Trusted||You have decided to trust this page, but Trend Micro has not confirmed this rating.|
|Untested||Trend Micro has not yet tested this page. It may use an unsupported protocol (something other than HTTP or HTTPS).|
|No Response||Unable to contact the page rating system. Check your Internet connection and proxy server settings.|
The table below lists the available options for the Trend Micro Toolbar:
|Fraud Buster||Automatically scans the content for phishing links or scams.|
|Open in PayGuard||Opens the website you are visiting in the most secured way possible through PayGuard.|
|Rate links on web pages||Shows ratings for links on search results, social networking sites, and web-based email websites.|
|Rate links on mouseover||Rates links on regular webpages whenever you pause your mouse cursor over the link for a moment.|
|Check your online privacy||Opens the Social Networking Privacy Scanner.|
|Settings||Shows the Web Threats settings.|