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What percent of users and experts removed it?
75% remove it25% keep it
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1.2.1305 61.54%
1.2.1276 15.38%
1.2.1272 23.08%

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Trend Micro TrendProtect for Internet Explorer

What is Trend Micro TrendProtect for Internet Explorer?  (from Trend Micro)

TrendProtect is a free browser plug-in that helps you avoid Web pages with unwanted content and hidden threats.


Trend Micro TrendProtect for Internet Explorer is a program developed by Trend Micro. The most used version is 1.2.1305, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The main program executable is WRS.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 3.17 MB (3,319,014 bytes). TFUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 70% of users of Trend Micro TrendProtect for Internet Explorer come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.trendmicro.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\TrendProtect\MSIE\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{D5462C8A-D08C-4163-8293-82F2E11A2760}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.17 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Trend Micro TrendProtect for Internet Explorer

Program module:WRS.dll
Name:Trend Micro TrendProtect
Path:C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\TrendProtect\MSIE\WRS.dll
Additional files:
  • tmufeng.dll - Trend Micro URL Filtering Engine (Trend Micro URL Filter Engine)
  • TFUpdate.exe - Trend Micro TrendProtect (TFUpdate Application)
  • WRS.dll - Module
  • TmUpdate.dll - ActiveUpdate Module (ActiveUpdate module.)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • WRS.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'BhoMisc Class' with the class of {E3578B37-6346-4EC1-A82B-38273A100DCF} (TrendProtect).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • WRS.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'TrendProtect' with the class of {F83BE649-1CC3-48EE-B2E2-0826CEF3822A}.

How do I remove Trend Micro TrendProtect for Internet Explorer?

You can uninstall Trend Micro TrendProtect for Internet Explorer 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 TrendProtect for Internet Explorer, 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 TrendProtect for Internet Explorer.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Trend Micro TrendProtect for Internet Explorer you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win XP 46%
Win 7 8%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 75%
Keep it 25%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 46.15%
Windows 7 30.77%
Windows Vista 15.38%
Windows Server 2003 7.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 46.15%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.38%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.69%
Windows Vista Business 7.69%
Microsoft Windows Server ... 7.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.57% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.57%
  France 13.04%
  Australia 4.35%
  DZ 4.35%
  Venezuela 4.35%
  Germany 4.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 18.18%
Intel 18.18%
Dell 9.09%
American Megatrends 9.09%
Toshiba 9.09%
Samsung 9.09%
Hewlett-Packard 9.09%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro U40... 8.33%
Samsung 300E5EV/300E4EV/2... 8.33%
MEDIONPC MS-7091 8.33%
Intel MP Server 8.33%
HP-Pavilion KJ309AA-ABA s... 8.33%

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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