New Free Browser Tool From Trend Micro

Browser Guard 2010 identifies, blocks malicious Web pages

July 6, 2010

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CUPERTINO, Calif., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Trend Micro's latest free security tool, Trend Micro(TM) Browser Guard 2010 is available today for download. Joining a suite of free tools from the company, Browser Guard is an easy to use browser plug-in which proactively protects users against Internet threats by identifying malicious web pages and blocking the threat before it can infect the user's computer.

Trend Micro Browser Guard can protect users from sophisticated Internet threats such as the Hydraq and Aurora Zero-day attacks. These type of attacks are comprised of malicious threats in various communication vectors--email, web, and file--and take advantage of zero-day, unknown, vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer (IE). Cybercriminals often secretly insert malicious JavaScript onto web pages in the hope that people using vulnerable versions of IE browsers visit these pages and inadvertently download the malware onto their computers.

Browser Guard protects users from such attacks by analyzing and subsequently blocking malicious JavaScript from exploiting vulnerabilities and performing malicious activities on the user's computer. For the most advanced and efficient protection, Browser Guard communicates with the Trend Micro(TM) Smart Protection Network(TM) infrastructure, bringing users the latest Internet protection whenever they surf the web, even if they use other Trend Micro products.

Supported operating systems for Browser Guard include: Microsoft Windows XP Home/Professional (with the latest service pack), Windows Vista (with the latest service pack), and Microsoft Windows 7.

Trend Micro offers a variety of free tools that actively protect you from web threats. Trend Micro's free Internet security tools and trial downloads are available at

In addition to free tools, Trend Micro also recommends users install comprehensive protection, such as Trend Micro(TM) Internet Security, and that users ensure their security software suite and browser is up-to-date.

About Trend Micro:

Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in Internet content security, focuses on securing the exchange of digital information for businesses and consumers. A pioneer and industry vanguard, Trend Micro is advancing integrated threat management technology to protect operational continuity, personal information, and property from malware, spam, data leaks and the newest web threats. Visit TrendWatch to learn more about the latest threats. Trend Micro's flexible solutions, available in multiple form factors, are supported 24/7 by threat intelligence experts around the globe. Many of these solutions are powered by the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network infrastructure, a next-generation cloud-client innovation that combines sophisticated cloud-based reputation technology, feedback loops, and the expertise of TrendLabsSM researchers to deliver real-time protection from emerging threats. A transnational company, with headquarters in Tokyo, Trend Micro's trusted security solutions are sold through its business partners worldwide. Please visit

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