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Keep Online Threats Safely at a Distance. Work and Learn Remotely with Confidence.

Premium Security Suite from Trend Micro delivers comprehensive device and identity protection for you and your family.

What can malware do to your computer? At the very least, a virus can slow it down or cause crashes. But most malware isn't designed to just slow things down; it's designed by criminals to steal information and make money money for its creators. 

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With October kicking off the 17th annual National Cybersecurity Month, with a goal of raising cybersecurity awareness, we're taking an in-depth look at overall cybersecurity issues you're likely to encounter, and some ways you can keep your work, home, and family safe.

Malware may hijack your personal information to access your accounts and steal all your money. It might grab your credentials and sell them online, so someone else can exploit them later. It may even install cybercurrency mining software right on your machine, siphoning off performance second by second.

These are not normal times. With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, the way we work has changed drastically. A study by Stanford University released in June found that an amazing 42% of the U.S. labor force are now working at home full time. In fact, accounting for the savage job losses incurred by the lockdowns, nearly twice as many Americans are working from home as from non-home working environments.

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That's not the only change wrought by the novel coronavirus. Bad actors have increased their activity significantly. A September 2020 survey published in ZDNet showed that nine out of 10 coronavirus domains are scams. Half a million Zoom accounts are for sale on the Dark Web. Brute-force attacks are up 400%. And that's just scratching the surface.

If you're working from home in what's become a "new normal," malware on your device can also pose a threat to your employer's network. Your data might even wind up being held hostage by ransomware. Even if you pay the ransom, there's no guarantee you'll get it back. 

These days, new coronavirus-themed scams are on the rise. According to the FTC, from January through May of 2020, Americans reported losses of $24.44 million in such scams. COVID-19 email phishing scams increased by more than 650 percent in March alone, and it keeps getting worse.

Anti-malware software is our primary defense against all these attacks. Trend Micro started making antivirus software 30 years ago. It has become a security giant in the intervening years. Its employees are threat intelligence experts who have a deep knowledge not only of the technologies involved, but also of the psyche of attackers and the tactics and strategies they use.

All this expertise has given us Trend Micro's Premium Security Suite, which includes the company's premier antivirus product and a host of other benefits. Premium Security Suite covers ten devices, so your household's many mobile and desktop devices can be secured. 

Here are the major components of Premium Security Suite, starting with its flagship: Maximum Security virus protection.

Maximum Security provides protection for PC and Mac

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Maximum Security deals with 250 million threats daily, blocking malware and spyware, ransomware, and even coin-mining malware.

Because new attacks are dreamed up every day, Maximum Security uses machine learning to predict and protect against previously unseen threats, helping keep your computer one step ahead of the bad guys and adapting as they change tactics.

Trend Micro's Folder Shield thwarts ransomware by protecting the files on your computer and in the cloud, whether they're on Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, or other cloud-based systems.

Pay Guard protects against browser injections and identifies troublesome browser extensions and vulnerabilities. It's designed to protect against attacks that are designed to steal your credentials. 

If you're worried about social media, Premium Security Suite can guide you through security and privacy checks to make sure you're not leaking information through your social network connections, and that you're taking advantage of the privacy features often hidden deep inside their settings.

Maximum Security is available for PC, Mac, iOS, and Android devices. In fact, let's talk more about mobile device security next.

Mobile Security

Premium Security Suite's Mobile Security component for iOS and Android devices protects you against malicious apps downloaded from the App Store or Play Store, ransomware, and dangerous websites (especially websites that look legitimate but are hiding malicious payloads). 

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Wi-Fi Protection

Premium Security Suite's Wi-Fi protection keeps your data safe while it's traversing public Wi-Fi networks. It does this by setting up a secure VPN "tunnel," allowing your data to pass through the danger points fully encrypted, so nobody can access that data except you and your desired network destination.

Not only can this save you from a very bad case of identity theft, but it can also save you money by allowing you to use free public Wi-Fi and avoid hefty data charges on your wireless network — all while being VPN-safe.

ID Security

Identity theft can be enormously expensive and pervasive. A study reported in ZDNet revealed that 16.7 million Americans have had their personal security compromised. According to the same ZDNet article, 17.6 percent of Americans said their identities had been stolen at some point, and a further 16.5 percent had no idea whether their identities were safe.  

Awareness of identity theft issues are on the rise, and it's keeping folks up at night. A survey conducted by Trend Micro found "62% of Americans are very worried about identity theft, and 56% of home users are concerned about the risk of cyberthreats on their home computers." Not coincidentally, 56% are also concerned about threats that can affect mobile devices.. 

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Fortunately, Premium Security Suite's ID Security offers two very helpful ways to stay ahead of the problem.

First, you can set up monitors that will scan and alert you if your personal information is found on the "dark web," that mysterious void of websites and data warehouses operated by hackers and thieves where credit card numbers and entire personal dossiers are up for sale for pennies a record.

Second, you can get out in front of the risk by performing personal data searches to determine whether your email address, credit card number, passwords, or bank account details have been leaked due to known data breaches. Then you can take action to lock down your accounts before the situation gets worse.

Password Manager

The most common password is still 123456. Hopefully, you're not going to be using passwords that easy to crack. But we can be busy and forgetful, and sometimes we don't craft truly secure passwords. If you use Premium Security Suite's Password Manager, you won't have to worry. 

Password Manager identifies and helps you change weak passwords. It will also help you generate more secure passwords, making it harder for criminals to hack them. It provides keystroke encryption to protect against keylogging malware, as well, so criminals can't just capture all your key presses to determine your passwords. It also provides you with a central, secured library of all your passwords so you don't need to remember them all.

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24/7 Premium Support

Premium Security Suite also comes with premium support. Trend Micro's professional security experts are available 24/7 for help and emergency assistance. They'll perform a health security check, and they'll even bail you out of any trouble you've gotten in by providing a one-time full device rescue.

Trend Micro's Deep Experience

Trend Micro's Premium Security Suite helps ensure that your devices and personal information are protected, no matter whether you're at home, at work, on the road, or even in the airport. It's like a HAZMAT suit for your digital gear. Click here to learn more.