Trend Micro HouseCall

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Description

Trend Micro HouseCall is a free utility used to scan for and eliminate a wide array of threats including worms, viruses, spyware and Trojans. The recent release of the program is more powerful, browser independent and faster. It is another well renowned security solution from Trend Micro Inc. It is a web-based, semi-online scanning tool. It is capable of detecting, identifying and removing a wide range of computer threats. The software features a more powerful cleaning engine that is browser independent. While other online virus scanning applications do not require the user to download anything, HouseCall requires that the user downloads the launcher file.

Features

HouseCall is one of the most sought after scanning tools thanks to its powerful features. It has full scan, quick scan and custom scan functionalities. The custom scan and full scan modes of this program allow the user to specify the directories and folders to be scanned. The quick scan mode on the other hand allows for target scanning of specific and critical system areas. The browser-independent scanning feature of the program prevents compatibility problems that are associated with other browser-activated antivirus programs. HouseCall has a Smart Scan technology that uses Trend Micro Smart Protection Network™. This feature allows the program to download the latest updates of virus signature hence providing effective scanning for the latest threats in the internet. Additionally, HouseCall boasts of a Smart Feedback system. This system regularly shares information about newly deciphered virus in the global intelligence network.

Comparison

The HouseCal works swiftly using a cloud-based database of malware detectors to detect viruses as well as other computer threats. The program does not run on the background and therefore may be used to supplement another antivirus program that has already been installed in the computer.

Conclusion

Trend Micro HouseCall is a web-based, thin client tool that does not require any configuration or installation. Instead, it makes use of cloud-based database to scan, identify and remove malware such as Trojans, spyware, viruses and worms. The latest version of the program is also capable of removing rootkits.

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