Trend Micro Offers Taxpayer Aid: Buy PC-cillin 2003 and Get Free Tax Preparation Software

Let the Experts Help Prepare Your Tax Returns And Protect Valuable Tax Records from Viruses and Hackers

Cupertino, Calif. – March 17, 2003 — Trend Micro Inc. (NASDAQ: TMIC, TSE: 4704), a worldwide leader in network antivirus and Internet content security, today announced that for a limited time only, customers who buy PC-cillin 2003, Trend Micro’s award-winning all-in-one antivirus, personal firewall and PDA protection, will receive a free TaxCut?’ Deluxe 2002 tax package. Customers can access the Trend Micro PC-cillin 2003/H&R Block TaxCut package at http://www.trendmicro.com/offers/taxcut.

“With taxes being a priority for many people now, we’re pleased to be able to offer our desktop antivirus/firewall solution, top-rated by CNET, together with H&R Block’s TaxCut software,” said Dan Glessner, Senior Director, Americas Marketing, Trend Micro. “This great combination offers a solution to protect personal financial records from viruses and hacking, and to get the best tax expertise available online.”

PC-cillin 2003 is a comprehensive security solution for Internet users, designed to protect them from malicious attacks when using email, instant messaging, or Web traffic, whether they are on a dialup, wireless or broadband network. The software combines advanced virus detection and cleaning with an integrated personal firewall.

Trend Micro PC-cillin 2003 leverages much the same antivirus and networking knowledge as Trend Micro’s enterprise-class products, while keeping it easy and affordable for the home user. PC-cillin 2003 comes with trojan/worm cleaning capability to automatically remove these threats and repair the damage they leave behind. Fast, convenient and intuitive, PC-cillin 2003 is easy for consumers and SOHO customers to install and operate.

The H&R Block TaxCut Deluxe 2002 tax package includes one free state-tax program and one free electronic filing, after mail-in rebates. It offers free H&R Block Financial Planners and a new 9-Year preview-planning feature, allowing users to maximize tax savings and plan for the future. TaxCut Deluxe allows users the ability to seamlessly import financial date from last year’s TurboTax®, Quicken® and Microsoft?’ Money.

About Trend Micro
Trend Micro, Inc. is a leader in network antivirus and Internet content security software and services. The Tokyo-based corporation has business units worldwide. Trend Micro products are sold through corporate and value-added resellers. For additional information and evaluation copies of all Trend Micro products, visit our Web site at http://www.trendmicro.com

About Trend Micro
Trend Micro is a leader in network antivirus and Internet content security and services. The Tokyo-based corporation has its North American headquarters in Cupertino, CA and business units worldwide. Trend Micro products and services are sold directly, through corporate, value-added resellers and managed service providers. For additional information and evaluation copies of all Trend Micro products, visit www.trendmicro.com or www.trendmicro.com




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