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Trend Micro turns off my virus protection in OS Windows XP

When I update my Trend Micro security software, I get an alert from windows security that informs me that my virus protection has been disabled. If monitored I can see that it is turned off. After the Trend update the virus protection is turned back on. This seems to be a possible compromise with the software. I did not have this problem with my previous security software.

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If Trend Micro IS Your Virus Protection...

You mention that when Trend updates, your virus protection is turned off.. As long as you only have Trend installed as your virus protection, then I don't think there's a problem.. During many such updates Trend Micro's scanning program will shut down temporarily to install its updates. It can't perform the update unless it shuts down briefly. When the update is completed, then Trend restarts and enables itself again.

Hope this helps.


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Trend Micro Virus Protection Turns off durinig updates

The concern is that the machine is not protected at this time. If you wanted to compromise a PC would that not the be the appropriate time to do it?

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What I Find Here...

When Trend Micro is updating and the program shuts down temporarily, nothing functions correctly on the computer anyway. . For those few seconds that it takes TM to restart, you won't get infected.

I also find that the program doesn't shut down with "every" update.. Instead, it only does so when specific files are included such as the scan engine dll's and such.

Hope this helps.


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