On Tue, 3 Sep 2013, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :) Yes, i was able to find it by a google search but my point was
that they are not particularly well known. I'm sure everyone could
probably "reel off" maybe half-dozen to a dozen names or more
without even pausing for breath. Probably 4 would appear on nearly
everyone's list but people's last few choices might vary. I can't
imagine more than 2 or 3 people would have "Trend Micro" on their
it is well-known to pc magazine; here is a recent review:
Rubenking does point out that "Trend Micro doesn't participate in
testing with all of the independent labs. Those that do test Trend
Micro technology rate it good, not great."
it also made their best of the current crop of antivirus ware.
I don't do Windows and I've heard of it for yrs. I'd be wary of
calling it 'obscure' but it is not among 'the best known'.
Of course one disadvantage with using well-known security is that
more people are more familiar with trying to break through it or
disable it. Also fame is not necessarily a good indicator of
quality and i can think of a few excellent programs that never got
the recognition they deserved.
However when famous security program fails there are usually stories
about it and people find out fairly quickly. With something
obscure, when it goes wrong there might never be any announcement
anywhere, or they might have too few users and not even realise they
have a problem
From: Brad Rogers <email@example.com>
To: Libre Office ML <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, 2 September 2013, 10:33
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] FYI - Trend Micro is blocking your LO 4.1.1 download page
On Mon, 2 Sep 2013 09:23:06 +0100 (BST)
Tom Davies <email@example.com> wrote:
I've never heard of "Trend Micro" and wonder if it's a Microsoft tool
or some other 3rd party that has a vested interest in locking you in to
only buying products from themselves.
A quick internet search reveals that they're a UK firm selling security
software for private & business users. I suspect their software is
giving a false positive.
Trend Micro's url, should you be interested, is
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