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What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,385
United States Rank #14,179
Reach 0.0096%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.71 days
257.05 days >
Average installed length: 135.06 days


1.9.1189 5.82%
1.9.1188 0.53%
1.9.1157 3.70%
1.9.1137 3.17% 1.06% 4.23% 19.58% 2.12% 3.70% 0.53% 8.47% 4.23% 0.53% 4.23% 1.59% 9.52% 10.58% 2.12% 2.12% 3.70% 5.29% 2.65% 0.53%

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Trend Micro DirectPass

What is Trend Micro DirectPass?

The software is typically bundled with third party installers such as Open Candy. "Offer your users a free trial of DirectPass, from the makers of Trend Micro Antivirus. DirectPass is a password management app that helps users automate logging into websites, filling in forms, plus much more."

About  (from Trend Micro)

Trend Micro™ DirectPass™ manages website passwords and login IDs in one secure location, so you only need to remember one password. Other features include: Keystroke encryption, secure password generation, automatic form-filling, confidential notes, and a secure browser. You can securely and easily manage passwords for...  Read more


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named pwmconsole.exe. The setup package generally installs about 37 files and is usually about 19.99 MB (20,962,194 bytes).
Trend Micro DirectPass has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.trendmicro.com/us/home/products/directpass/index.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\TMIDS\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\TMIDS\Remove.exe
Estimated size: 19.99 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Trend Micro DirectPass

Program executable:pwmconsole.exe
Name:Trend Micro DirectPass
Management console
Path:C:\Program Files\trend micro\tmids\pwmconsole.exe
Additional files:
  • outer_AMSP_ClientLibrary.dll - Trend Micro Anti-Malware Solution Platform
  • utilComponentInfo.dll
  • utilDebugLog.dll
  • utilGenericLoader.dll
  • utilInstallation.dll
  • utilIPC.dll
  • utilMsgBuffer.dll
  • utilRPC.dll
  • utilThread.dll
  • libcef.dll - Trend Micro's Chromium Embedded Framework (Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Dynamic Link Library)
  • BrowserPasswordTool32.dll - Trend Micro Password Manager (Browser Password Helper Tools)
  • BrowserPasswordTool64.dll
  • IECfgHlp32.dll - Trend Micro Internet Security IE Configuration Library
  • IECfgHlp64.dll
  • InstallFrame.dll - Trend Micro Password Manager Install frame
  • InstallWorkspace.exe - Trend Micro Password Manager Install console
  • ProviderManager32.dll - Provider Manager Dynamic Link Library
  • ProviderManager64.dll
  • PwmDiagnose.exe - Diagnostic Toolkit for Trend Micro Password Manager
  • PwmIEBHO32.dll - Trend Micro browser add-on
  • PwmIEBHO64.dll
  • PwmSvc.exe - Trend Micro Password Manager Service
  • PwmUpPa.exe - Trend Micro Password Manager Patch Agent
  • Remove.exe - Trend Micro Password Manager Remove Launcher
  • SecureFrame.dll - Secured Web Browser
  • TmDbg32.dll - TmDbgLog Dynamic Link Library
  • TmDbg64.dll
  • unzip.dll - Trend Active Update 1.32 (unzip)
  • TrendMicro.exe - Trend Micro DirectPass (Trend Micro DirectPass Install console)
  • CorridorService.dll - Trend Micro Corridor
  • tmwlutil.dll - Trend Micro AEGIS (Trend Micro White List Module)
  • 7z.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Plugin)
  • 7z.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip Console
  • libexpat.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • PwmIEBHO64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Trend Micro Password Manager BHO' with the class of {3F019D1C-7EAA-4F25-A765-FBA635BD0AFF} (Trend Micro DirectPass BHO).
  • PwmIEBHO32.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Trend Micro Password Manager BHO' with the class of {3F019D1C-7EAA-4F25-A765-FBA635BD0AFF} (Trend Micro DirectPass BHO).
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • PwmIEBHO64.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Trend Micro Password Manager ToolBar' with the class of {9B4B91FC-EC4D-4018-9575-96FA5A3C03C5} (Trend Micro DirectPass Toolbar).
  • PwmIEBHO32.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Trend Micro Password Manager ToolBar' with the class of {9B4B91FC-EC4D-4018-9575-96FA5A3C03C5} (Trend Micro DirectPass Toolbar).
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • PwmConsole.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{66E97B90-C39E-41B5-812F-E59E24ADDE64}' (runs on registration).
  • 7z.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A50C1FF2-DDC3-46B7-B3C0-A223A33F8F84}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • PwmConsole.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PwmConsole.exe.
  • PwmSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Trend Micro Password Manager Zentraler Steuerungsdienst' (PwmSvc) "Verwaltet alle Komponenten von Trend Micro Password Manager".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • PwmConsole.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PwmConsole.exe' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\TMIDS\PwmConsole.exe" -s.
Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • PwmUpPa.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name '1bafd30c-ae74-4cb6-b875-e270c113ff91' which loads as C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\TMIDS\PwmUpPa.exe /ApplyNewName.
Network connections
  • PwmSvc.exe connects to (port 443).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:75.53 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002483305%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00012657%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00012176%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,036,624
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:3.39 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:1.71 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:7.79 MB
Total CPU:0.0005204223%
Kernel CPU:0.00045660%
User CPU:0.00006383%

How do I remove Trend Micro DirectPass?

You can uninstall Trend Micro DirectPass from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Trend Micro DirectPass, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Trend Micro DirectPass.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Trend Micro DirectPass you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Google Chrome

Win 10 48%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 48.15%
Windows 7 46.03%
Windows Vista 4.23%
Windows XP 1.59%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.17%
Windows 8.1 31.38%
Windows 10 Home 6.38%
Windows 7 Professional 5.32%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.26%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.68% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 75.68%
  Australia 9.27%
  Canada 4.25%
  New Zealand 2.32%
  Germany 1.16%
  Sweden 0.77%
  Malaysia 0.77%
  France 0.77%
  United Kingdom 0.77%
  BH 0.39%
  Iran 0.39%
  Thailand 0.39%
  HT 0.39%
  Philippines 0.39%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.33%
ASUS 16.67%
Dell 10.67%
Toshiba 9.33%
Lenovo 8.67%
Acer 6.67%
Samsung 3.33%
Sony 2.67%
Intel 1.33%
MSI 0.67%
Common models
HP 15 TS Notebook PC 7.30%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.65%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 2.19%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.19%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.19%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 1.46%

About Trend Micro

Trend Micro is a software security company that developes the Titanium Internet Security, Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security, OfficeScan, and other security products and services.
Publisher URL: www.trendmicro.com


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