Using the Folder Shield feature of Trend Micro Security

  • Solution ID:1114795
  • Last Updated:Sep. 26, 2019 6:34 AM (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;
  • How to Use Trend Micro Folder Shield

Learn how to use the Folder Shield feature of your Trend Micro Security.

Trend Micro Security - How to Use Folder Shield

What Folder Shield does:

  • Adds an extra layer of defense that limits access to files within the protected folders in multiple user accounts.
  • Prevents ransomware from maliciously encrypting your files and holding them hostage until you pay the attacker.
  • It is the last layer of protection against ransomware. Folder Shield prevents every process or service, unless whitelisted, from accessing the files inside the protected folder. The Folder Shield feature is like the Windows Operating System's User Account Control, but more aggressive.

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