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I believe it was previously known as PC-cillin for quite a few years. I
used it under that name for a number of years and also after it changed
to "Trend Micro." Can't speak to how good it is/was.
On Mon, 2013-09-02 at 23:56 -0400, Felmon Davis wrote:
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

Regards from
Tom :) 

From: Brad Rogers <>
To: Libre Office ML <>
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 <> wrote:

Hello Tom,

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

Felmon Davis

Don't assume that every sad-eyed woman has loved and lost -- she may
have got him.

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