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Trend Micro Web Protection Add-On


Trend Micro Web Protection Add-On is a program developed by Trend Micro. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is tmwebprotectui.exe. The software installer includes 30 files and is usually about 13.29 MB (13,934,932 bytes). auupdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows XP. While about 83% of users of Trend Micro Web Protection Add-On come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.trendmicro.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Web Protection Add-On
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{808D541D-FDE5-407B-83BE-E4A7689A7A00}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 13.29 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Trend Micro Web Protection Add-On

Program executable:tmwebprotectui.exe
Name:Trend Micro Web Protection Add-On
Path:C:\Program Files\trend micro\web protection add-on\tmwebprotectui.exe
Additional files:
  • TmHash.dll - Trend Micro Network Security Components (Trend Micro Hash Calculation Module)
  • TmpeUrlF.dll - Trend Micro URL Filter Engine
  • TmphHttp.dll - Trend Micro HTTP Protocol Handler Module
  • TmProxy.dll - Trend Micro Proxy Module
  • TmProxy.exe - Trend Micro Proxy Service
  • TmpxCfg.dll - Trend Micro Proxy Configuration Module
  • TmpxHelp.dll - TmpxHelp
  • TmsmHttp.dll - Trend Micro Proxy Scan Manager for HTTP
  • tmtdi.dll - Trend Micro TDI Module
  • auupdate.exe - Trend Micro Web Protection Add-On
  • LogServer.exe - LogServer
  • SvcMgr.dll
  • tmdbg20.dll - SolarDebug20 DLL
  • TMWebProtect.exe
  • TMWebProtectTray.exe
  • tmufeng.dll - Trend Micro URL Filtering Engine
  • tmupdate.dll - ActiveUpdate Module (ActiveUpdate module.)
  • TMWebProtectLite.exe
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • TmDbg32.dll - trend_product_name (TmDbgLog Dynamic Link Library)
  • libcurl.dll (by The cURL library, http://curl.haxx.se/) - The cURL library (libcurl Shared Library)
  • libexpat.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • TMWebProtect.exe runs as a service named 'Trend Micro Web Protection Add-On Service' (TMWebProtect) "Display Trend Micro Web Protection Add-On warnings".
  • TmProxy.exe runs as a service named 'Trend Micro Proxy Service' (TmProxy).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • TMWebProtectTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TMWebProtectTray' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Web Protection Add-On\TMWebProtectTray.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • TMWebProtectTray.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Web Protection Add-On\TMWebProtectTray.exe'.

How do I remove Trend Micro Web Protection Add-On?

You can uninstall Trend Micro Web Protection Add-On 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 Web Protection Add-On, 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 Web Protection Add-On.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%
Windows XP

Distribution by countryGeography

83.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.33%
  Canada 16.67%

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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