While surfing the net, with your every click, your online security could potentially be exposed to risk. The internet is flooded with threatening malware, hazardous downloads, and fraudulent sites, which could compromise your internet security. That’s why we install powerful antivirus software that helps us detect the threat and delete it too.
Apart from conventional antivirus software, there are apps that help you detect threats while browsing the internet. One such is a browser app for Windows 10/8 called Trend Micro SafeSurfing.
Trend Micro SmartSurfing
- The most important feature of the Trend Micro SmartSurfing browser app for Windows is that it automatically blocks the user from opening unsafe websites. This is rather the most useful feature as well.
- Trend Micro SafeSurfing is optimized for a modern web browser and Windows 10/8 devices.
- This browser app for Windows 8 offers integrated search results ratings, web threat protection, social networking protection, web mail rating as well as protects your Facebook privacy.
Using this app is pretty easy. Just install this 5.8 MB app from the Windows Store and you can start using it. There are three tabs for surfing the internet, namely Google, Facebook, and Bing. When you click on any of these tabs, their conventional home page pop up. If you are using Google or Bing, you need to use them as usual. Just type in your search and the search results will appear in front of you.
Now, this is the point where Trend Micro, the smart browser app for Windows PC, begins its actual work. Within a few seconds, your search results seen, are rated by the app.
In the following image, you can see the ratings given to the search results by the app. Green marks are the websites safe for browsing; while the red cross marked website is a potential threat to the user’s systems. These ratings are the clear-cut division between the websites that are safe and which are harmful.
Even after this differentiation, if the user chooses to open the potentially harmful website, this smart browser app for Windows blocks that website. A message mentioning that the clicked page is dangerous pops up, and the user is asked to leave the page.
However, the app still keeps the option of browsing the harmful page open for the users. Hence, at the bottom, there is one more message included that says ‘Open Blocked Page’, if the user still wants to open the page despite the risk.
Try this free app and let us know your views about the same.