SUMMARY: Disable Trend Micro's automatic spyware protection if it interferes with your normal computer activities.
Trend Micro Anti-Spyware comes built-in with a feature called "Venus Spy Trap". This monitors your system from potential malicious changes such as:
* New startup entries
* New Windows services
* New browser plug-ins
* Hosts file changes
and more. While many people find these watches useful, others may desire to just use Trend Micro Anti-Spyware for scanning their systems and nothing more.
* Watches may prevent legitimate changes from occurring due to software installations, and some people may find the popup dialog boxes warning of changes annoying.
* Watches take up CPU cycles, meaning your computer might run more slowly. Also, if you are running a laptop powered by a battery, those extra CPU cycles will cause your battery to drain more quickly.
To disable ALL of the Venus Spy Trap watches:
1. Right-click the Trend Micro Anti-Spyware icon on your taskbar.
2. Uncheck "Venus Spy Trap: Enable All Monitors".
Return to the Trend Micro Anti-Spyware page.
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