Trend Micro PC-cillin Detects 100% of ‘In the Wild’ Viruses in Latest Test by AV-Test.org

PC-cillin, the Trend Micro Home and Small Office Solution, Recognized As A Top Performer By Internationally Recognized Virus Testing Organization

Cupertino, CA, July 19, 2002. Trend Micro, Inc. (Nasdaq: TMIC; TSE: 4704), a worldwide leader in network antivirus and Internet content security solutions, is pleased to announce that its home and small office virus protection software, PC-cillin received top results in the latest test conducted by AV-Test.org. PC-cillin delivered the highest quality and was one of only two programs that offered 100% protection while background scanning. PC-cillin also achieved a 100% detection rate of viruses in in-circulation or ‘In the Wild’ viruses. It performed the fastest, and supported more archived and compressed files than other leading antivirus software products. The test was conducted by the internationally recognized independent virus testing organization on behalf of a leading German computer magazine, PC Welt.

PC-cillin’s results were particularly outstanding when tested with Microsoft( Windows( ME and Microsoft Windows XP. The product delivered the highest quality results of any vendor’s when tested with Windows ME. Programs were tested according to the following criteria:

– ITW virus detection
– ZOO virus detection (viruses never or uncommonly spread) On-Demand
– Performance/Scan time On-Demand and On-Access
– Archived and compressed files On-Demand

“This test verifies that PC-cillin detects 100% of all the currently known viruses that are likely to infect your system,” said David Perry, Trend Micro Global Director of Education. “We are proud of this accomplishment because it underlines the fact that we are one of the top providers of high-quality antivirus solutions for home and small office users.”

Results of the test can be viewed at: http://www.av-test.org.

In previous AV.Test.org evaluations, Trend Micro ScanMail( for Notes 4.0 and 5.0, ScanMail for Exchange 5.5 and 2000, and ServerProtect( scored 100%, the highest score possible, when evaluated on detection of disk operating system (DOS) file viruses, Microsoft(r) Windows(r) 32-bit file viruses, macro viruses, and script viruses.

AV-Test.org is a project of the Business Information Workgroup at the Institute of Technical and Business Information Systems at the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg (Germany). The organization regularly tests antivirus software on behalf of companies and leading IT publications.

About PC-cillin
PC-cillin brings Trend Micro’s enterprise class antivirus technology to home users in an easy-to-use and affordable solution. PC-cillin is designed to block all types of viruses, including newer threats that can be passed through Web sites, email, network servers, CD-ROMs or floppy disks and open doors to private or confidential information. The product also offers security to prevent access to offensive Web sites and provides home users with a reliable and manageable antivirus solution. PC-cillin is compatible with all Windows desktop operating systems, including Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

More information on Trend Micro PC-cillin is available at http://www.trendmicro.com/pc-cillin/products.

About Trend Micro
Trend Micro is a leader in network antivirus and Internet content security software and services, with North American headquarters in Cupertino, California, and business units worldwide. Trend Micro products are sold directly and through corporate, value-added resellers and managed service providers. For additional information and evaluation copies of all Trend Micro products, visit: http://www.trendmicro.

Trend Micro, the t-ball logo, PC-cillin, ScanMail and ServerProtect are trademarks or registered trademarks of Trend Micro Incorporated. All other product or company names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.




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