Trend Smart Surfing protects users from online scams

Trend Micro on Wednesday announced the release of Trend Smart Surfing for Mac. It’s $70; a 30-day free trial is available for download.

Trend Smart Surfing for Mac blocks instant message and e-mail links that lead to dangerous Web sites. It can also protect users from “phishing” scams that try to trick users into revealing confidential information, and it keeps Web sites from installing software of the Mac.

Parental controls in Trend Smart Surfing let adults restrict Internet access by category, control access to chat and IM sites, and lets you block specific Web sites. Other features include defense against virus, worm, Trojan horse and other malware, protection against spyware, and free automatic updates.

System requirements call for a G4 or better with Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later, 256MB RAM, 100MB hard disk space and Internet connection.

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