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Trend Micro Develops Anti-Virus Software for PlayStation 3

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  1. JacKz5o New Member

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    Security vendor Trend Micro Inc. has launched software which aims to block malicious web pages dealing in sex, drugs, and violence. The company says that this software is the first of its kind for a gaming console and it would make PlayStation 3 users feel safer and more secure while browsing the Internet on their console. The anti-virus was released earlier this month as a PlayStation 3 upgrade and will be free until April.

    Source: Associated Press
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    thats it im not getting a ps3 if i can look up porn on it!!
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    You notice that the news blurb says; "It vows the new software will make PS3 users feel safer browsing the Internet."

    So are they actually safer or just "feeling" safer.
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    good catch Kreij...

    this is interesting, lets see what happens..
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    This is stupid and retarded. Why the hell...well let me stop there.
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    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    Trend Micro lol, their anti-virus software gives you more problems then the actual virus' :roll:
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    From what i have read, this is parental control...so you have the choice to block or not.
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    been using Tredn Micro PC-Cillin for a couple of years now, on 3 different computers and have never had an outbreak of any type of malware - on the individual computers, or across our LAN. IMO, TM software is very thorough, and no where near the type of system resource hog that other anti-malware programs (*cough* McAffee, *cough* McAffee) are.


    But, as anyone could tell you - having one anti-malware program is kinda asking for trouble sooner or later. Having other software for weekly scanning is a good idea - one software might catch something that another won't. Once a week, I run PC-Cillin full scan, Windows Defender full scan, and Webroot Spy Sweeper full scan. Squeaky clean, man! :rockout:


    edit>> 500th post, w00t!!
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    GJ Trend Micro, another useless piece of software the world doesn't need.
    Crunching for Team TPU
  10. JacKz5o New Member

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    I had PC-Cillin and I got some sort of virus/spyware back in the day. Been using Kaspersky IS6.0 for like the past 3-4 years and have never had any problems at all.
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    ???? so wait, its not like the PS3 is running windows or anything, so why would it need to and anti-anything software. That said, if anyone really wanted to use their PS3 as a browser, i would just recommend installing Linux on it.
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    That's unfortunate - but, like I said, I don't leave anti-malware up to just one program on my rig. Just for general browsing the inet and whatnot, it's fine - but I run a scheduled scan with 3 programs, not 1.

    No anti-malware software is going to be 100% current on every new definition out there - no matter how reputable the software is.

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