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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,412
United States Rank #3,253
Reach 0.1201%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.73 days
375.41 days >
Average installed length: 197.25 days


16.0 0.21%
15.0 0.08%
12.0 6.76%
11.0 13.77%
10.0 32.36%
8.0 46.81%

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Trend Micro Maximum Security


Trend Micro Maximum Security is a program developed by Trend Micro. The most used version is 8.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is vizorhtmldialog.exe. The software installer includes 146 files and is usually about 851.24 KB (871,672 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 63% of users of Trend Micro Maximum Security come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.trendmicro.com
Help link: www.trendmicro.com/support/consumer
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Titanium\Remove.exe
Estimated size: 851.24 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Trend Micro Maximum Security

Program executable:vizorhtmldialog.exe
Name:Trend Micro Titanium
Trend Micro Mini Browser
Path:C:\Program Files\trend micro\titanium\uiframework\vizorhtmldialog.exe
Additional files:
  • TISPro_Download_SP_64bit.exe - Trend Micro Internet Security (Trend Micro Internet Security Pro)
  • AMSP_LogServer.exe - Trend Micro Anti-Malware Solution Platform
  • coreConfigRepository.dll
  • coreFrameworkHost.exe
  • coreServiceShell.exe
  • helperUCInstallation.dll - Trend Micro Client Installation Library
  • inner_AMSP_ClientLibrary.dll
  • instInstallationLibrary.dll
  • OEMConsole.exe - OEM Console Tool
  • outer_AMSP_ClientLibrary.dll
  • uiSeAgnt.exe - Client Session Agent
  • uiUpdateTray.exe - Update Tray
  • uiWatchDog.exe - Trend Micro Client Session Agent Monitor
  • util3rdComponentInstall.dll
  • utilAccessControl.dll
  • utilComponentInfo.dll
  • utilDebugLog.dll
  • utilETW.dll
  • utilGenericLoader.dll
  • utilInstallation.dll
  • utilIPC.dll
  • utilJsonHandle.dll - Trend Micro Client Utility
  • utilMsgBuffer.dll
  • utilNetCtrl.dll - libNetCt DLL
  • utilRollback.exe
  • utilRPC.dll
  • utilThread.dll
  • utilUIProfile.dll
  • WSCStatusController.exe - Trend Micro WSC Status Controller
  • libcef.dll - Trend Micro's Chromium Embedded Framework (Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Dynamic Link Library)
  • TMAS_OL.exe - Trend Micro Anti-Spam for Outlook
  • TMAS_OLImp.exe - Trend Micro Anti-Spam Importer for Outlook
  • TMAS_OLSentry.exe - Trend Micro Anti-Spam Sentry for Outlook
  • TMAS_WLM.exe - Trend Micro Anti-Spam for WLMail
  • TMAS_WLMMon.exe - Trend Micro Anti-Spam for WLMail monitor
  • bhoDirectPass32.dll - Trend Micro Password Manager (Trend Micro Password Manager browser add-on)
  • bhoDirectPass64.dll
  • BrowserPasswordExporter.exe - Password Manager Password Exporter
  • BrowserPasswordExporter64.exe
  • BrowserPasswordTool32.dll - 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
  • KeyPro.exe - Trend Micro Password Manager Support Tool
  • ProviderManager32.dll - Provider Manager Dynamic Link Library
  • PwmConsole.exe - Management console
  • PwmDiagnose.exe - Diagnostic Toolkit for Trend Micro Password Manager
  • PwmNativeMessaging.exe - Native Messaging Host for Chrome Extension
  • PwmSvc.exe - Trend Micro Password Manager Service
  • PwmUpPa.exe - Trend Micro Password Manager Patch Agent
  • Remove.exe - Trend Micro Password Manager Remove Launcher
  • AirSupportLauncher_ER-TI90.exe - Trend Micro AirSupport (Trend Micro Air Support)
  • ProviderManager64.dll - Trend Micro DirectPass
  • TmDbg32.dll - TmDbgLog Dynamic Link Library
  • TmDbg64.dll
  • AirSupportLauncher_ER-TI80.exe - Trend Micro Platinum
  • CorridorService.dll - Trend Micro Corridor
  • PackageRemover.exe - Trend Micro Titanium (PackageRemover Application)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • bhoDirectPass32.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Password Manager BHO' with the class of {782829FB-43A5-4AE0-A14E-590A252E7946} (Trend Micro Password Manager BHO).
  • bhoDirectPass64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Password Manager BHO' with the class of {782829FB-43A5-4AE0-A14E-590A252E7946} (Trend Micro Password Manager 3.5 BHO).
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • bhoDirectPass32.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Password Manager ToolBar' with the class of {97EE74D2-C351-4ECE-B75A-8CD36FAE3661} (Trend Micro Password Manager Toolbar).
  • bhoDirectPass64.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Password Manager ToolBar' with the class of {97EE74D2-C351-4ECE-B75A-8CD36FAE3661} (Trend Micro Password Manager 3.5 Toolbar).
Scheduled Task
  • PwmConsole.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4C105008-F4D2-4DC4-A737-A4430551AC82}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • PwmConsole.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PwmConsole.exe.
2 Services
  • coreServiceShell.exe runs as a service named 'Trend Micro Solution Platform' (Amsp) "Manages Trend Micro security modules".
  • PwmSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Trend Micro DirectPass Zentraler Steuerungsdienst' (PwmSvc) "Verwaltet alle Komponenten von Trend Micro DirectPass".
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 'c56a3494-fc29-4313-8eaa-3d0f58ac8ebf' which loads as C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\TMIDS\PwmUpPa.exe /ApplyNewName.

How do I remove Trend Micro Maximum Security?

You can uninstall Trend Micro Maximum Security 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 Maximum Security, 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 Maximum Security.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Trend Micro Maximum Security you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 10 63%
Win 8.1 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 63.39%
Windows 7 32.22%
Windows Vista 3.46%
Windows XP 0.93%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 34.56%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.10%
Windows 8.1 15.39%
Windows 7 Professional 8.48%
Windows 10 Pro 8.31%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.22%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.29%
  Australia 18.37%
  Germany 3.66%
  New Zealand 2.97%
  Canada 1.74%
  United Kingdom 1.26%
  France 1.07%
  Singapore 0.95%
  Italy 0.95%
  South Africa 0.76%
  Netherlands 0.73%
  Austria 0.63%
  Hong Kong 0.47%
  India 0.32%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.47%
Dell 21.15%
Acer 14.04%
Toshiba 12.20%
ASUS 11.89%
Lenovo 5.89%
Intel 0.74%
Samsung 0.74%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.98%
ASUS All Series 4.21%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.74%
HP HP Notebook 3.43%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.80%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.65%

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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