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Know how to add/remove websites from the trusted and blocked list of Web Threat Protection and Website Filter.

The Web Threat Protection feature of Antivirus for Mac helps you protect yourself from websites that transmit malicious software or online support scams or fraud.

The Website Filter feature of Antivirus for Mac blocks access to unwanted websites.

Trend Micro maintains an extensive database of categorized websites to keep this feature up-to-date as new sites appear on the web.


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Add websites Antivirus for Mac should NEVER block

  1. Click on the Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac icon on the Menu bar, located in the upper right-hand section of your screen, near the sound controls and system clock.Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac tray icon
  2. When the dropdown menu appears, click Open Trend Micro Antivirus….
    The Trend Micro Antivirus screen will appear.Open Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac
  3. Click Web.Main console
  4. Click the Web Threat Protection tab, then click the lock icon to access the settings.Web Threat Protection
  5. You will be asked for the Mac password. Enter your password to access the settings.Web Threat Protection
  6. Click Trusted Websites. A new window will appear.Trusted Website button
  7. Do any of the following:
    • Click to add a website on the list.
    • Click – to remove a website on the list.
    • Click Edit to change a website settings.

    Trusted Websites

  8. Click Done.

The Trusted Websites list can hold a maximum of 500 addresses.
Putting a website on this list will allow all pages of that website.

Add websites Antivirus for Mac should ALWAYS block

  1. Click on the Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac icon on the Menu bar, located in the upper right-hand section of your screen, near the sound controls and system clock.Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac tray icon
  2. When the dropdown menu appears, click Open Trend Micro Antivirus….
    The Trend Micro Antivirus screen will appear.Open Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac
  3. Click Web.Main console
  4. Click the Web Threat Protection tab, then click the lock icon to access the settings.Web Threat Protection
  5. You will be asked for the Mac password. Enter your password to access the settings.Web Threat Protection
  6. Click Blocked Websites. A new window will appear.
    Blocked Website button
  7. Do any of the following:
    • Click to add an unwanted website on the list.
    • Click – to remove a website on the list.
    • Click Edit to change a website settings.

    Blocked Websites

  8. Click Done.

The Blocked Websites list can hold a maximum of 500 addresses.
Putting a website on this list will block all pages of that website.

Add Trusted Websites in the Website Filter

Antivirus for Mac can control access to specific websites. Antivirus for Mac will never stop you from opening a page on the list of approved websites. It will always prevent you from opening pages on the list of blocked websites.

You can use these lists to name exceptions or additions to the web filtering categories currently selected. For example, if you have blocked “Games” websites but want to make an exception for your home team, just enter the address of their website into the Trusted Websites list.

Putting the address of a website on either list will also make Antivirus for Mac allow or block access to any website that starts with the same characters.

For example, if http://www.xyz.com appears on the list of allowed websites, then Antivirus for Mac will allow http://www.xyz.com/pdq.htm as well.

  1. Click on the Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac icon on the Menu bar, located in the upper right-hand section of your screen, near the sound controls and system clock.Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac tray icon
  2. When the dropdown menu appears, click Open Trend Micro Antivirus….
    The Trend Micro Antivirus screen will appear.Open Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac
  3. Click Web.Main console
  4. Click Website Filter.Click Web then Website Filter
  5. Click the lock icon on the lower left of the main console.
    A window asking for your password will appear.
  6. Type your Mac password, then click OK.Web Threat Protection
  7. Click Trusted Websites…. A new window will appear.Trusted Website button
  8. Mark the Always allow access to the websites listed below checkbox.Always allow access to the websites listed below

    Antivirus for Mac will never prevent you from opening websites that appear on this list, no matter what Web Threat Protection or Website Filter settings you select.

  9. Do any of the following:
    • Click to add a website on the list.
    • Click – to remove a website on the list.
    • Click Edit to change a website settings.Trusted Websites

      For more flexibility, use the asterisk (*) as a wildcard character.

  10. Click Done.

By default, Antivirus for Mac puts the following websites on the list:

  • http://*.trendmicro.com/*
  • http://*.microsoft.com/*
  • http://*.antivirus.com/*
  • http://*.trendmicro-europe.com/*
  • http://*.trendsecure.com/*
  • http://*.intermute.com/*
  • http://*.apple.com/*

The Trusted Websites list can hold a maximum of 500 addresses.
Putting a website on this list will allow all pages of that website.

Add Blocked Websites in the Website Filter

Antivirus for Mac will always prevent you from opening pages on the list of blocked websites.

You can use this list to name exceptions or additions to the Web Filtering categories currently selected.
For example, if you have allowed Sports websites but want to block a specific Sports website, just enter the address of their website into the Blocked Websites list.

Putting the address of a website on this list will also make Antivirus for Mac block access to any website that starts with the same characters.

For example, if http://www.abc.com appears on the list of blocked websites, then Antivirus for Mac will block http://www.abc.com/pdq.htm as well.

  1. Click on the Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac icon on the Menu bar, located in the upper right-hand section of your screen, near the sound controls and system clock.Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac tray icon
  2. When the dropdown menu appears, click Open Trend Micro Antivirus….
    The Trend Micro Antivirus screen will appear.Open Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac
  3. Click Web.Main console
  4. Click Website Filter.Click Web then Website Filter
  5. Click the lock icon on the lower left of the main console.
    A window asking for your password will appear.
  6. Type your Mac password, then click OK.Web Threat Protection
  7. Click Blocked Websites…. A new window will appear.Blocked Website button
  8. Mark the Always block websites listed below checkbox.Always block websites listed below

    Antivirus for Mac will always prevent you from opening websites that appear on this list, no matter what Web Threat Protection or Website Filter settings you select.

  9. Do any of the following:
    • Click to add an unwanted website on the list.
    • Click – to remove a website on the list.
    • Click Edit to change a website settings.

    Blocked Websites

    For more flexibility, use the asterisk (*) as a wildcard character.

  10. Click Done.

The Blocked Websites list can hold a maximum of 500 addresses.
Putting a website on this list will block all pages of that website.

Source : Official Trend Micro Brand
Editor by : BEST Antivirus KBS Team

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