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Trend Micro HouseCall Editor's Review

With time, PC users find it increasingly difficult to keep their systems free of malware and rogue apps, despite using latest and feature packed security software. This is mostly owing to the evolving nature of malware and newer types of attacking exploits being devised. Malware invasion can lead to data theft and in extreme cases, system failure. It makes sense to use an additional layer of defense for your computer along with an existing antivirus application. This is where apps like Trend Micro HouseCall step in. It can identify and remove a wide range of viruses, unwanted browser plug-ins and rogue apps quickly without interfering with the existing antivirus app.

The tool is freeware and can be installed on PCs with Windows XP SP3 and later editions. The installer has a tiny footprint. It is not demanding on system resources as such.

Trend Micro HouseCall has the familiar red white UI in line with Trend Micro apps. It is sleek and minimal. There is a large scan button and you can click it to initiate the scan. There are 3 scan options- Quick scan, full scan and folder scan. The app makes use of Trend Micro’s Smart Protection Network to ensure emerging and newer threats in your system cannot escape its scanning. It is prudent that you run custom scan to look for active malwares and hidden threats in critical system areas and data.

Since Trend Micro HouseCall does not interfere with existing security suites, it has minimal impact on system performance. The app is also capable of detecting threats downloaded from the web and prevents them before they can execute. However, it lacks option to block malicious file blocking at URL level, a feature found in standalone antivirus apps nowadays.

While the app performs quite well and scans are fast, remember that it is not meant to be used as a fully-fledged anti malware solution. It is intended for use as a complement to existing security suite.

Positive Points:
•    Sleek, minimal UI.
•    Freeware, not resource hungry.
•    No interference with existing security software.
•    Customized scan.

Negative Points:
•    No substitute for a security suite.
•    No malicious file blocking at URL level.

Trend Micro HouseCall is a capable utility that can be used to find out and remove malware and threats that have escaped scrutiny of your PC’s existing security software. It is easy to use and does not hog system resources much. There are three scan modes offered by the app but you should select custom scan to ensure the hidden malware can be detected. The app cannot block malicious files at url level. However, considering it comes for free and is easy to use, there is no reason not to try it.


Trend Micro HouseCall Publisher's Description

HouseCall is Trend Micro's highly popular and capable on-demand scanner for identifying and removing viruses, Trojans, worms, unwanted browser plugins, and other malware.

HouseCall 7 features an intuitive interface and the ability to perform fast scans that target critical system areas and active malware. It also leverages the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network™ to help ensure that scans catch the latest threats.

HouseCall 7.1 improves on the recently released HouseCall 7.0 by providing a full system scan option and an option to scan only specific folders. It adds support for 64-bit versions of Windows Vista™ and Windows™ 7.

HouseCall provides a quick and easy check for threats regardless of the protection status of your existing security solution. For more information about HouseCall, please read the Frequently Asked Questions.

What's new in HouseCall?

* Full system and custom scan options allow users to specify which folders to scan (new in 7.1).
* Quick scan option offers targeted scanning of critical system areas and active threats, reducing scan times to within a few minutes.
* Stand-alone, browser-independent implementation eliminates compatibility issues associated with browser-activated scanners.
* Smart Scan technology refers to patterns in the cloud, delivering the latest protection while reducing download times.
* Smart Feedback shares threat information with the Smart Protection Network, which correlates data from a global intelligence network to quickly discover new threats.
* Review and restore lets you check and compare scan results and recover files.
* Enhanced detection and cleanup addresses rootkits and other sophisticated threats.

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Publisher: Trend Micro | License: Freeware | Price: 0.00
Version: 7.1 | Size: 1843 KB | Platform: WinOther
Released Date: 02-05-2012 | Rating: 5 | Title: Trend Micro HouseCall

Author Url: http://www.trendmicro.com
Program Info Url: http://www.trendmicro.com
Download Url: http://go.trendmicro.com/housecall7/HousecallLauncher.exe
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