Power User Group Shoutout: Free AV, Free Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security 2012

I am avid supporter of our Power User Group. I believe I posted at menardconnect.com some of their activities on 2010 and 2011.

For 2012, they have revamped the rewards system, but I believe they will still be giving away some Free AV, Free Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security product and other cool prizes too. But I am not after the rewards you know; this post is a testament of my all out support to the team 🙂

Quoting the Power User Group site, here are the benefits of being part of Trend Micro Power User Group this year:

  • Free license to the latest Trend Micro Home Use product after getting the following scores
    • at least 30 points – Free SN for Titanium Maximum Security 2012
    • at least 60 points – additional Free SN for Titanium Antivirus+ 2012
    • at least 90 points – additional Free SN for Titanium Maximum Security 2012
  • Be one of the first to test any latest Trend Micro Technology for Consumer-based products and tools.
  • Have a say on how we develop our products and services.
  • Win more Exciting Prizes! Top PUG 2012 Program contributors for the year will receive additional incentives.

So I encourage my readers to join the Trend Micro Power User Group. Kindly visit the Trend Micro Power User Group page:


Read the agreement and check the checkbox.
Click on the Feedback.
And Register (if you are a new member) or login (if you already have a previous account).

Hurry! Because this offer may end soon!

Lastly some disclosure:
I work at Trend Micro. This blog post is NOT a paid post by Trend Micro. The information contained in this post was taken from Trend Micro (with permission from respective teams in Trend Micro).

To know more on what I do full-time kindly visit my about page.

To read my blog’s full disclosure policy, kindly visit my disclosure page.

Will post more updates about Power User Group and Titanium Maximum Security availability when its available.

If you find this post useful, kindly add me up in Twitter and Google+. You can also like my Facebook Page too 🙂

HijackThis Is Now Open Source

If you love to do computer diagnostics for possible malware and spyware infection, you will definitely know the HijackThis tool.

HijackThis (or HJT as we fondly call it) is a free tool that scans the computer to find software settings changed by malicious files (read malware, spyware and other potentially unwanted programs). HijackThis also have a good reporting tool that enables the community of experts to analyze and provide fix to the problem.

As per Trend Micro press release last Feb. 17, 2012, HijackThis is now an open source application and the Hijackthis source code is available via sourceforge.net.

Quoting the press release:

Trend Micro has offered HijackThis as a free tool since acquiring the antispyware freeware tool from its Netherlands-based creator, Merijn Bellekom in 2007. By then, it had already been downloaded more than 10 million times and was often used to submit logs to online discussion and help forums, such as Castlecops.com, Majorgeeks.com and Spywareinfo.com, to elicit comments that could help in cleaning infected desktops.


The press release also quoted the original HijackThis creator, Merijn Bellekom saying “This means that other people can build on a solid base to create or improve their own anti-malware tools”.

In my opinion this is really good news for the security community as a lot of online help forums (not just Castlecops, Majorgeeks and Spywareinfo community) uses the tool heavily. A win-win for Trend Micro and the infosec community if you will ask me 🙂

For more details on Hijackthis going Open Source kindly visit the Trend Micro press release.

Lastly, some disclosure: I work at Trend Micro. The posts I have here at menardconnect.com are my own personal views and do not reflect the views of my employer.

To know more about me kindly visit my about page.
To know about my disclosure policies kindly visit my disclosure page.

Support the Trend Micro Pilipinas Facebook Page and Win an iPad 2 Contest

I am very happy to announce that the Trend Micro Pilipinas Facebook page is now live, and to start the Facebook page launch with a big bang, Trend Micro is running a Facebook contest and they are giving away some cool prizes like iPad 2 16GB (Wifi) and some Sodexho premium pass and gift checks.

Here’s how to join:
1. Join via going to this link or clicking the image below
Join na!

The link will lead you to my contest referral page and will tell you the next steps that include Liking the Trend Micro Pilipinas Facebook Page and other steps. It will also ask if you would like to join to the Win an iPad 2 Contest, so you can start your own referral too.

I recently blogged about the Facebook Contest do’s and don’ts and I am glad that TM’s contest is fully compliant 🙂

I encourage you my friends and readers to like the Trend Micro Pilipinas Facebook page and join the Win an iPad 2 Contest. Who knows, you might be the lucky one to grab that iPad2 :). And while we are in Facebook Page topic, kindly like Menardconnect.com Facebook Page too 😀

Lastly some disclosure: I work at Trend Micro. The posts I have here at menardconnect.com are my own personal views and do not reflect the views of my employer.

To know more about me, kindly visit my about page. To know about this menardconnect.com disclosure policy kindly visit my disclosure page.

This post is _NOT_ a paid post; it’s my own little way of supporting Trendlabs and the Trend Micro Pilipinas Facebook Page.

What are you waiting for? Sali na!!!

Go Daddy and Trend Micro Deep Security

Web Hosting and Domain Registrar behemoth Go Daddy picks Trend Micro Deep Security to secure their servers.

Image Credit: godaddy.com

Wow!!! The biggest web hosting/domain registrar running Trend Micro Deep Security, this is exciting news!!!

Image Credit: trendmicro.com

Here is the snippet of the press release last week:

Go Daddy Selects Trend Micro to Help Set a New Standard for Secure Online Experiences
CUPERTINO, Calif., July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704;TSE: 4704), a global cloud security leader, today announced that the world’s largest provider of Web hosting, domain name registrations and net new SSL Certificates has selected Trend Micro to help them better understand and stay ahead of online threats. The Go Daddy Group, Inc. has more than 9.4 million customers, more than 49 million domain names under management and maintains more than 5 million active hosting accounts.

Trend Micro™ Deep Security, which provides advanced protection for systems in the dynamic data center-from physical, virtual or cloud servers, to virtual desktops, has enabled Go Daddy to:

  • Improve protection, with threats blocked in the cloud before they reach the Go Daddy network and servers.
  • Enhance visibility of threat activity and associated protection.
  • Implement flexible, fast responses to changing threats, with customizable rules.
  • Minimize impact on server performance for maximized customer satisfaction.
  • Lower total cost of ownership.

Supporting quote:

Todd Redfoot, GoDaddy.com Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

“Since Trend Micro Deep Security has a small footprint, it allows us to keep the same customer density on our servers. The Deep Security console is very easy to use, and anything you can do from the console can be carried out automatically to keep the cost of administration low.”

More details on Batangas Today and Trend Micro Media Room

Some disclosure: I work at Trend Micro and the views expressed in menardconnect.com are mine and don’t necessarily represent my employer’s positions, strategies or opinions. Read my full blog disclosure here.

Trend Micro Titanium, Sodexho Pass and Special Gift Packs Awaits

Do you want some free Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security antivirus software?

How about if we add some Sodexho Pass worth P500?

Ok let’s increase the wager and add some Trend Micro Gift Pack (includes Trend Micro Shirt, Trend Micro 2011 Calendar and other TM freebies)?

If your answer is a big YES to all, then you are lucky. Read the details below:

Trend Micro will be having Power User Group event this coming weekend (February 12 and 13, 2011). My teammates are looking for laptop users who are willing to be part of Trend Micro’s standard product development process. In this event, my teammates will ask you to install Trend Micro Titanium 3.1 antivirus software in your laptop (minimum requirement is Windows 7 OS installed) and answer a set of questionnaire. My teammates will also be present at the event venue to support and assist you if you will have problems related to the product (installation n stuff).(note: I’d love to join you guys n gals in this event, but i’m not free that day. I’ll post my reason here soon I’m out for the RSA 2011 conference)

Below are the event details of the Trend Micro Titanium Intensive Beta Testing

TrendLabs Philippines
9th Floor | Tower 2, The Rockwell Business Center Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City (Beside The Medical City).

Session 1
February 12, 2011
Saturday, 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M

Session 2
February 13, 2011
Sunday, 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M

Note: Snacks will be served during the event

To qualify for the program, users must bring in their personal laptops running Windows 7 and IE 9.0 on the event day and install Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security 3.1.
If you meet the minimum requirements, just follow the steps below to join.

  1. Subscribe to my RSS Feed OR my email Feed
  2. Fill Up the Zoomerang Survey or click the click here image below
  3. Kindly put my name, Menard Osena or Menardconnect.com to the field = “Who referred you to this testing”
  4. After signing up, you will receive a confirmation email from the Trend Micro Beta Team if you are qualified to participate.

Reminders: The slots are limited, so hurry, grab this opportunity and join now!

Registration closes on February 10, 2011, 12 noon.

Feel free to forward this blog post to your friends, family members or relatives to share this opportunity with them. If you have Facebook/Twitter/Plurk/etc, feel free to share/tweet/plurk this blog post too so that others can know about it.

Lastly, some disclaimer:
I’m an employee of Trend Micro. This blog post is _NOT_ a paid post by Trend Micro. The information contained in this blog post is taken from Trend Micro Beta Team (with permission to repost in my blog). To know more on what I do full-time kindly visit my about page. To read this blog’s disclosure policy in detail, kindly visit my disclosure page.

Image Credits: Trend Micro Beta Team

Trend Micro Titanium Power Up Game

December is menardconnect.com anniversary month, but as I don’t have solid plans of giving away freebies myself, so I will just connect my readers to some other promos giving away real freebies.

Trend Micro recently launched the Titanium Power Up Game as a security education and awareness tool. Titanium Power Up game is similar to those classic arcade like Super Mario wherein you can jump and kick some bad guys butt 🙂 . But it comes with a twist as the challenges are related to some basic consumer behaviors and IT Security.

Daily prizes at stake are Trend Micro Titanium product license keys. Grand prizes are the following:

  • Toshiba Qosmio Laptop with 18.4” Display , 6GB Memory and500GB Hard Drive
  • Bose Companion 3 Series II Multimedia Speaker System (3-Piece)
  • 27” Wide-screen Flat-Panel LCD Monitor

So what are you waiting for? Play the game by visiting the Titanium Power Up Game or read more details via the Trend Micro Press Release.

Trend Micro Titanium and Some Other Giveaways


Update 2010.07.27
This event/giveaway is officially closed.


Update 2010.07.26

This deadline of submission of test scripts is today 7/26 (GMT+8), so this promo will end soon.

Titanium is Trend Micro’s next generation desktop security product that uses the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network and it will be launched very soon. Trend Micro Titanium’s key features includes:

  • Speed and Performance – Titanium has been designed to be light on system resources and big on performance providing the optimum computing experience.
  • Automatic Protection – Titanium takes the guesswork out of protecting your system. Set it and forget it.
  • Easy Installation – Protection is just a few clicks.
  • Redesigned, Easier-to-use – Streamlined interface makes it easy to find what you need quickly.
  • Strong Protection – Leverages Trend Micro’s latest cloud computing technology plus real-time scanning to provide state of the art protection to keep you and your family safe from latest malware threats.

For Entry Level Desktops – Trend Micro Titanium Antivirus+ is recommended:

While Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security is more suited for Mid Range desktops

For High End Desktops, Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security will be the great fit

And as the product launch is getting near, Trend Micro is giving away some freebies. Want to know more? Read on…

But before I continue, some blog disclosure first:
I am an employee of Trend Micro. This blog post is NOT a paid post by Trend Micro. The information contained in this blog post is taken from Trend Micro Beta invitation email (with permission from respective teams in Trend Micro) and I have added my personal comments and notes in this post as per my actual experience in trying out the Trend Micro Titanium product. To know more on what I do full-time kindly visit my about page. To read this blog’s disclosure policy in detail, kindly visit my disclosure page.

Now back to the Trend Micro Titanium and the freebies 🙂

I am encouraging you to try out the Trend Micro Titanium and complete the Beta 4 Test Scripts and get a chance to win an 8GB iPod Nano. Just follow the steps below:

A. Subscribe to menardconnect.com RSS feed or email feed
B. Complete the Online Beta Test Script by doing the following instructions below
1. Click click here or go directly to https://www.trendbeta.com/pages/main
2. Under the For Home select the Beta Program you wish to participate into:

  • Titanium Maximum Security – English Beta 4
  • Titanium Internet Security – English Beta 4 or
  • Titanium – English Beta 4

If you like to try out the other languages (especially if its your native language, please feel free to install and try the features also)

3. Click I certify that I have read and agree to Trend Micro’s Pre Release Beta Test Agreement

4. Click Feedback button

5. Under Registered User Login, login using your Beta Portal username and password then click on the Sign in Button.

(Note: if you are not yet registered with Trend Micro Beta Portal, just fill up the registration and check your email for additional instructions)

6. Click the Online Beta Survey link:

  • Beta 4 Test Script Titanium Maximum Security
  • Beta 4 Test Script Titanium Internet Security
  • Beta 4 Test Script Titanium

7. Complete the Online test script (this one is web based now)

Special Note: For Titanium – English Beta 4, follow the steps in the registration email to download the installation file.

All who submitted a completed Beta 4 Test Script and helped verify if the beta issues were fixed will have a chance for a prize drawing of an 8GB iPod Nano.

The online Beta 4 Test Script will remain active until Monday, July 26, 2010. So remember: this is a limited time offer only.

The announcement of winners will be done after the Titanium product is officially released (GM).

My personal experience: I completed the test scripts in about 30 minutes (multi-tasking doing this blog post, so I guess this is easy task).

And I believe Trend Micro will give 1-year product activation keys for those who will complete the test scripts  on or before the deadline date, so even if you don’t win the iPod Nano ((let me confirm this first OK?), a free Licensed Trend Micro Titanium product is a good freebie 🙂


Update 2010.07.26

I have discussed with the beta team and confirmed that only the first 70 participants will be given the license keys. Sorry for the confusion 🙁


Other notes:
Photo Credits: Titanium Images Courtesy of Trend Micro
Prize images (iPod) shown are for reference only. Actual model and color may vary.