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Although yesterday I mentioned how convenient Trend Micro’s Security for SMB was, I did not examine the effectiveness of Trend Micro’s protection.

I’ve had the luxury of dealing with many corporate computers infected with Malware, Spyware, Grayware, Adware and every other type of ‘ware. Trend Micro does well with most traditional viruses, but falls terribly short on it’s protection against adware and trojans.

By far the best Malware protection I’ve seen is from Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware. I scanned a real computer with Trend Micro’s Virus and Spyware removal engine first, then with Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware. Trend Micro found nothing. Below are the results of what was found by Anti-Malware – 192 files and 88 registry keys. All of which were removed successfully.

Trojan.Clicker
Trojan.Agent
Fake.Dropped.Malware
Adware.Starware
Adware.EGDAccess
Trojan.FakeAlert
Trojan.FakeAlert.H
Adware.Seekmo
Rogue.XPantivirus
Hijack.TaskManager
Malware.Trace
Rogue.Installer
Trojan.DNSChanger
Adware.Zango

Registry Keys Infected: 88
Registry Values Infected: 4
Registry Data Items Infected: 1
Folders Infected: 25
Files Infected: 192

Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware: http://www.malwarebytes.org/
Trend Micro for SMB: http://us.trendmicro.com/us/products/enterprise/officescan-client-server-edition/index.html

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3 Responses to “Trend Micro vs Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware”

  1. ITMan

    SUPERAntiSpyware also removes many infections not found by MalwareBytes and others. Using SUPERAntiSpyware and MalwareBytes is a great combination. For real-time, SUPERAntiSpyware is far superior to MalwareBytes, and that is what I have my customers purchase.

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  2. Helo

    I’ll give SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes a second thumbs-up. The traditional AV software is almost worthless for removal of spyware once a machine is infested. If I _had_ to pick just one, I would go with SUPERAntiSpyware.

    I’m an IT consultant that fights this stuff for people all too frequently and not an employee (shill) of any software manufacturer. Make a good product that helps me and I’ll tell my customers to buy your stuff.

    BTW, I like Trend Micro’s corporate solution too for regular AV coverage.

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