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For Windows security, I use at least the following:

Comodo Internet Security Suite - the free version - that included a
great anti-virus and firewall system, plus more.  The paid version has
even more security "stuff" included.

WOT - Web of Trust - which is a browser add on that "rates" the links in
a Google search.  Also, if you type in a URL, the package will detect if
the site has a "bad rep" and ask you if you really want to go to that
site.  It does a few other things as well.

If needed, there are some "safe" DNS services that will not allow you to
"see" the bad URLs.  They are removed from the "system" so you cannot
find the IP address of the "bad" sites.

There are other packages, but for a business, I do think the full
security suite from Comodo and WOT are the two main packages you should
use.  These would replace the "Trend Micro" system.  Comodo is one of
the top security package, in both the free and paid lists, last time I

Of course, if your business required a system wide "IP blocker" to stop
their workers from watching porn or other non-business "activities",
that is a different story and most likely will be an network router
based system with a black and white listing options.

On 09/02/2013 11:56 PM, 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 list. 

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

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