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Malware Removal and Ransomware Protection

Trend Micro Security range protects your computer from malware, ransomware, spyware, and identity theft. It serves as a malware removal tool and provides ransomware protection for all devices.

What is Malware?

Malware, or malicious software, refers to a wide spectrum of harmful programs intended to disrupt, damage, or gain unauthorized access to computer systems. This includes viruses, worms, Trojans, ransomware, spyware, and adware. Malware can infect devices through a variety of routes, including email attachments, compromised websites, and software downloads. Once installed, it performs malicious actions such as data theft, system hijacking, and device incapacitation. It may operate stealthily to evade detection, exploiting vulnerabilities in software or utilizing social engineering tactics to trick users into inadvertently installing it, posing significant risks to cybersecurity and data privacy. Malware removal typically involves using specialized antivirus software to scan, detect, and quarantine or delete malicious files or programs, restoring the infected device to a secure state.

What is Ransomware?

Ransomware is a type of malicious software that encrypts files or locks computers, making them inaccessible to users. Cybercriminals demand a ransom payment, usually in cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin, in exchange for decrypting the contents or regaining access to the system.

Ransomware can penetrate computers via a variety of methods, including phishing emails, malicious attachments, and corrupted websites. Once enabled, it encrypts files or restricts access while showing ransom letters that demand payment. Victims are frequently given a deadline to pay the ransom, along with threats of irreversible data loss or higher ransom sums if they do not comply, extending the cycle of extortion and victimization.

What is Spyware?

Spyware is a type of harmful software that secretly monitors and collects information from a user's device without their permission. It works quietly in the background, frequently unobserved by the user, and can collect sensitive data such as keystrokes, passwords, surfing histories, and personal information. Spyware can penetrate computers using a variety of methods, including email attachments, software downloads, and compromised websites. Once installed, it secretly monitors and records user activity before sending data gathered to remote servers controlled by cybercriminals. Spyware can jeopardize users' privacy, resulting in identity theft, financial fraud, or illegal access to sensitive data. Regular system scans and the use of anti-spyware software are essential for detection and removal.

How can I protect myself from Malware?

While various types of malware exist, the good news is the availability of numerous methods to defend against them. Explore these key strategies for safeguarding yourself from malware:

  • Use Advanced Antivirus Software: Opt for advanced antivirus solutions such as Trend Micro Device Security Pro, renowned for its real-time protection and innovative features which efficiently detects and thwarts malware threats.
  • Keep Software Updated: Regularly update your operating system, applications, and antivirus software to patch vulnerabilities and stay protected against the latest threats.
  • Practice Safe Browsing Habits: Exercise caution when clicking on links, downloading files, or visiting websites, especially those with suspicious or unfamiliar content.
  • Enable Firewalls: Activate firewalls on your devices to block unauthorized access and prevent malware from spreading through network connections.
  • Use Ad Blockers: Install ad blockers to reduce exposure to malicious ads and prevent accidental clicks on potentially harmful content.
  • Be Cautious with Email: Avoid opening email attachments or clicking on links from unknown senders, as they may contain malware or phishing attempts.
  • Backup Your Data: Regularly backup your important files and data to an external storage device or cloud service to mitigate the impact of malware infections or ransomware attacks.
  • Implement Multi-Factor Authentication: Enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) for your accounts to add an extra layer of security against unauthorized access, even if your passwords are compromised.
  • Stay Informed: Stay updated on the latest malware trends and cybersecurity news to remain aware of emerging threats and best practices for protection.

Best Practices

Avoid opening unverified emails or clicking on their embedded links, which can start the ransomware installation process.
Back up your important files using the 3-2-1 rule: create three backup copies on two different media, with one of the backups in a separate location.
Regularly update software, programs, and applications, to ensure your apps are current, with the latest protections against new vulnerabilities.

Trend Micro Anti Malware & Ransomware Subscription Plans

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  • Antivirus, malware, ransomware, & spyware protection
  • Secures PC, Mac, and Mobile devices
  • Protects webmail from scams and phishing attacks
  • Secures online banking and shopping
  • Keeps children safe online
  • Secures privacy on social media
  • Pauses notifications during gaming
  • Protects and manages passwords
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Basic device and identity protection


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Top Features

  • Antivirus, malware, ransomware, & spyware protection
  • Secures PC, Mac, and Mobile devices
  • Protects webmail from scams and phishing attacks
  • Secures online banking and shopping
  • Keeps children safe online
  • Secures privacy on social media
  • Pauses notifications during gaming
  • Protects and manages passwords

Also Includes

  • Guards against identity theft with dark web monitoring
  • Anti-track and Ad-blocker to stop third parties from collecting your data
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Device Security Pro

Powerful device and identity protection


AU$89.00

AU$169.90

Normally AU$129.00

Normally AU$258.00


    Top Features

  • Antivirus, malware, ransomware, & spyware protection
  • Secures PC, Mac, and Mobile devices
  • Protects webmail from scams and phishing attacks
  • Secures online banking and shopping
  • Keeps children safe online
  • Secures privacy on social media
  • Pauses notifications during gaming
  • Protects and manages passwords

Also Includes

  • Guards against identity theft with dark web monitoring
  • Anti-track and Ad-blocker to stop third parties from collecting your data
  • Secure VPN to protect your privacy
  • 24x7 technical support

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  • Protect PCs, Macs, mobile phones and tablets
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  • Protect and manage passwords
  • Keep children safe online
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the types of malware?

With numerous forms of malware prevalent, comprehending the various types is instrumental in safeguarding your data and devices:

  • Virus - A virus is malicious software that infects computer files and spreads when shared. It attaches itself to executable files or documents, activating when opened to replicate and potentially cause damage or steal information.
  • Ransomware - Ransomware encrypts files on computers or devices, demanding payment, often in cryptocurrency, for their release. It infiltrates through methods like phishing emails, locking files and displaying ransom notes. Failure to pay may result in permanent data loss.
  • Scareware - Scareware deceives users into thinking their computer is infected with viruses or malware through alarming pop-ups or fake alerts. It prompts users to buy fake antivirus software or unnecessary services, aiming to trick them into spending money on fraudulent products.
  • Worms - Worms are malicious software that propagate through computer networks by exploiting software vulnerabilities or social engineering. Unlike viruses, they replicate independently and can execute harmful actions like file deletion or data theft. They spread quickly and cause substantial damage.
  • Spyware - Spyware covertly monitors and collects data from devices without user consent, tracking activities like keystrokes and web browsing. It sends information to cybercriminals, enabling various malicious activities.
  • Trojans - Trojans disguise themselves as legitimate files to deceive users into downloading or executing them, enabling harmful actions like data theft. Unlike viruses, Trojans need user interaction to spread.
How do I know I’ve been infected with malware?

You may notice several signs indicating a malware infection, such as slow device performance, unexpected pop-up ads, changes to browser settings, frequent crashes, or unexplained files or programs on your device. Additionally, if you receive warnings from your antivirus software, or if friends report receiving suspicious messages or links from you, it could indicate a malware infection.

Why do cybercriminals use malware?

Cybercriminals utilize malware as a powerful tool to accomplish a variety of nefarious aims. They could use it to steal sensitive information such as bank data, passwords, or personal information in order to profit financially or commit identity theft.

Malware can also disrupt computer systems, resulting in downtime, financial losses, and reputational damage for corporations and organizations. In addition, thieves may use ransomware to extract money from victims by encrypting their files or locking their systems. In some circumstances, malware is used for espionage, allowing attackers to collect intelligence or acquire a competitive edge.

Overall, thieves employ malware as a diverse and effective tool to accomplish their despicable objectives. 

How does malware spread?

Malware spreads through various channels, taking advantage of vulnerabilities in both technology and human behavior. It frequently infiltrates networks through email attachments, where unsuspecting  users download infected files. Clicking on malicious links in emails or websites can result in drive-by downloads, which covertly install malware on devices. Social engineering techniques, such as bogus software updates or enticing offers, fool people into installing malware.

Furthermore, compromised portable media, such as USB drives, can introduce malware into machines when attached. Exploiting software vulnerabilities enables malware to proliferate via drive-by downloads or exploit kits. Overall, malware spread is based on a combination of technical flaws and human involvement.

Do I need malware protection?

Yes, malware protection is essential in today's digital landscape to protect your devices and personal information from cyber threats. Malware protection software provides real-time screening, identification, and removal of malicious software, thereby preventing infestations and keeping your devices secure. With the growing frequency and sophistication of cyber attacks, investing in malware prevention is critical for mitigating the dangers posed by malware threats. Trend Micro security products provide you with more than just malware protection, but also identity theft protection.

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