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Trend Micro Internet Security

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#1 Rimmer


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Posted 05 April 2005 - 03:01 AM

This will probably turn out to be a really stupid question, but can someone tell me what is going on with Trend Micro at the moment?

To be more specific:
I was running TM Internet Security 2003 having updated it almost daily. It's last specs were -
Program = 11.41
Build = 5015
Engine = 7.510
Pattern = 2.534.00

The subscription was due to expire so I purchased an update online, I then had to download over 30MB of data on a dial up connection :flowers: :thumbsup:

When the download finally finished and I ran the install (a black art in itself) this is what I ended up with -
Program = 11.00
Build = 1253
Engine = 6.740
Pattern = 1.630.00

Now that I've reconnected to the internet my Trend Micro AV has settled in for a nice long, slow, major update (still going). If, as I suspect, the point of the exercise was to give me a new serial number which will give me another twelve months subscription, then why the hell did I need to do a 30MB "update" in the first place?

Call me crazy but is it beyond their capabilities to just update the Serial number?

I like Trend Micro PC-cillin, I think its one of the best AV programs around, but its subscription update process sucks! :trumpet: :inlove:

Thank you for allowing me to get this off my chest :)

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#2 Grinler


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Posted 05 April 2005 - 05:50 PM

Looks like their downloads arent updated to the latest version. Kinda silly to me.

#3 lister42


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Posted 12 December 2005 - 09:25 AM

Don't be such a smeghead...most connections today are broadband companies, like trend, that develop software for large companies cannot be concerned with a shrinking majority of users that are restricted to outdated dialup speeds.

With that said, yes, I agree, installing the software is a black art :thumbsup:

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