Trend Micro™ Smart Surfing for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices provides a smarter, safer experience when surfing the web. It protects you from malicious websites. If you attempt to access a dangerous site, Smart Surfing blocks access to it and provides you with a warning notification.
The Internet is increasingly being used by cybercriminals to steal personal and financial information. They use legitimate-appearing phishing sites; plant spyware and malware on genuine web pages; and use redirects that lead you to malicious web pages without your action or knowledge.
Any unprotected device that can access the Internet is at risk for these threats. To protect you from malicious websites, Smart Surfing is powered by the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ that uses industry-leading “in the cloud” web reputation technology.
When you use Trend Micro Smart Surfing to browse the Internet, before the website can be accessed, it is quickly and invisibly checked against our constantly updated web reputation database.
If the website is known to be a phishing site or contains malicious content such as spyware, malware or other potentially harmful content, the website is blocked.
You can easily adjust the protection strength to allow only sites with a very good reputation, or to only block sites with a very poor reputation.
Smart Surfing supports multiple-page browsing so you can open several pages and quickly switch between them. It also leverages the power of the accelerometer to support both landscape and
Trend Micro™ Smart Surfing for Apple® iPhone™ and iPod Touch® mobile devices is the first secure browser for these devices to protect against web threats. Smart Surfing uses Trend Micro’s industry-leading, cloud-based web reputation service. Access to a website with a dangerous rating is blocked to prevent potential threats such as a phishing site or the download of a malicious file.
Trend Micro Smart Surfing protects iPhone devices from web threats by using the power of the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ - an industry-leading content security infrastructure. Based on the Safari browser engine, Smart Surfing offers you another layer of protection against web threats by blocking access to phishing sites and malicious websites with malware downloads that could infect their iPhone as well as any PC connecting to the iPhone or iPod touch devices.
Trend Micro Smart Surfing protects iPhone devices from web threats. Trend Micro Smart Surfing for Mac protects your Apple computers, as well as identity and personal data from malicious threats when you shop, bank, or surf online. Both of these security products are powered by the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ - an industry-leading content security infrastructure.
The Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ combines “in-the-cloud” web, email, and file reputation technologies with multi-threat correlation technology and integrated product feedback loops. Together with 24x7 expert analyses and support, it forms a comprehensive content security infrastructure.
With active communication among platform components and a global customer feedback network, Trend Micro provides “better together” security through a strong “neighborhood watch” approach - instantaneously correlating threat data that’s collected in real-time across the threat landscape.
When you attempt to visit a website, Smart Surfing communicates with the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ servers to obtain a rating for the website. The page rating is indicated by a colored icon next to the website address. Depending on the rating and the user defined Protection Strength settings, the website may be blocked. When access to a website is blocked a notification appears in the browser window.
Smart Surfing ratings apply to both the page that is currently open, and to web pages listed in Google, MSN, or Yahoo search results.
Safe: The page is safe to visit and does not contain unwanted content. All local pages are considered safe.
Suspicious: The page contains suspicious content. We do not recommend you browse a page rated suspicious.
Dangerous: The page has been found to contain hidden malicious software or signs of involvement in "phishing.”
Untested: This web page has not been evaluated by Trend Micro.
Yes. You can control how Smart Surfing protects based on the rating results. The Protection Strength settings determine how Smart Surfing blocks or allows access to a website.
To modify how Smart Surfing protects based on the website rating, select Settings from the Smart Surfing menu and adjust the settings in the Protection Strength. You can select from the following protection strengths:
Smart Surfing communicates with the Trend Micro web reputation rating servers to obtain the following information and determine the ratings:
There are many circumstances where you may open an unsafe page. Security experts have reported the compromise of many legitimate sites in a way that when you visit these compromised sites, you automatically get redirected to unsafe web pages.
Unsafe web pages typically trick users into downloading and installing spyware and viruses. Some of these pages can take advantage of system vulnerabilities to automatically install threats. It is recommended to install the anti-malware software for any computer that you connect iPhone.
Currently, Smart Surfing does not accept user-contributed ratings. If you feel that Smart Surfing didn’t rate a page correctly, please feel free to send us feedback.
No. Smart Surfing can help you avoid sites that may contain computer viruses, but it does not detect viruses.
Yes. Smart Surfing leverages the accelerometer in iPhone to support both landscape and portrait browsing.
Yes simply click the page indicator button at the bottom of Smart Surfing. You can easily add a browsing page to view other websites. To switch between pages, you can click the page indicator button at the bottom of the window.
You can also click the right/left button of the indicators button to quickly go to the next or previous page.
Yes, we are actively monitoring the announcements from Apple. We have access to the beta software and the updated SDK. We typically will address any compatibility issues prior to the final release by Apple.
Yes, please follow these steps:
Go to the App Store in iTunes and search the Smart Surfing to locate the Smart Surfing application.
Press the “BUY APP” button.
An alert will say, “You have already purchased this item. To download it again for free, select OK:” Click OK.
Although Trend Micro does not provide technical support for Smart Surfing, you may submit feedback. We will do our best to incorporate suggestions into future versions of Smart Surfing. Trend Micro will also continue to update this FAQ with answers to the most common questions asked about Smart Surfing.
Some users may want to disable the Safari browser and use the Smart Surfing browser exclusively. This will enable better protection from unintended visits to malicious websites.
NOTE: If you choose to disable the Safari browser on your iPhone or iPod touch device you will need to open Smart Surfing to reach the Internet. To open a web page link in an email, enter the website in the Smart Surfing browser. To disable the Safari browser, please follow the steps below.