To protect their privacy, Trend Micro offers two specific privacy features. Trend Micro Self Key is a service that allows users to remotely sign onto their mobile device from the Trend Micro Identity Cloud, and access their apps and data without the need to access their mobile device. Trend Micro Smart Control is Trend Micro's cellular service and is similar to Apple's Find My iPhone feature. With Trend Micro Smart Control, users can find their lost or stolen device and remotely lock it. If users are using the device at a public location, users can also block calls and messages.
The test also shows that Trend Micro's mobile security app for Android is capable of instantly detecting the malware samples used in the test. Trend Micro's app analyzed the 2,186 malware samples and immediately detected 100 percent of them, while the independent lab's tests were drawn out over the duration of several hours. The independent lab's false-positive alert rate was even higher than Trend Micro's, which is not surprising as the independent lab tests the baseline of the Android operating system, which is free of any malware, while Trend Micro's baseline is the Android operating system with the popularity of today's malware.
Parental Controls Trend Micro's parental controls feature blocks access to applications that are inappropriate for kids, such as games and social media apps. With parental controls, kids can also be restricted from accessing the phone's camera or using it as a flashlight. As for the latter restriction, it may sound mean, but parents would rather have their kids get hurt than run over by a car. While Trend Micro's parental controls are a good feature, they require a working data connection to work. Trend Micro provides a website with information on how to set up parental controls, as well as instructions to do so via the mobile's settings.
Privacy Protection Taking the EU's General Data Protection Regulation seriously, Trend Micro provides two features that allow users to review the content of their mobile phone's storage. With the data viewing feature, the user can view the apps that have been uploaded onto his or her mobile device by an app publisher, including the app's technical information. In addition, when the user executes a system scan, the app publisher's data is also uploaded onto the device. If a user is not happy with the data, the user can delete it from the device.
Ad Removal Trend Micro's Ad Removal feature has several options. You can choose to whitelist ads that are not too intrusive, block ads completely, or block ads that are not relevant. Ads can be blocked completely or whitelisted depending on the ad you want to see. In the case of the Ad Removal section, in my case, I choose to whitelist all ads and the app worked well, identifying and blocking only ads that I wanted to see. I also had no issues unblocking ads when I wanted to see them. 827ec27edc