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Thursday, June 15th, 2023 9:29 AM


Local SMS scan ?


I would like to know if the scans (sms, on iOS and emails via desktop app) are carried out locally only? is data transmitted to your servers? thanks in advance.

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1 year ago

Hi @alexandrelem13

Welcome to Trend Micro Users Community!

Yes, in order to determine if the SMS or Email you received is dangerous or not, we will send the message to our server for examination.


Email defender will collect the ff:

  • Email Sender
  • Email Subject
  • Email Content
  • User comments

while Fraud Buster (iMessage scan) for iOS will collect

  • SMS/MMS content (which may include personal and sensitive personal data, , URL, phone number, etc)
  • Sender ID is mail or phone number


You can also check our Data collection notice for more information

Trend Micro Maximum Security Data Collection Notice | Trend Micro Help Center

Mobile Security for iOS v10.3 Data Collection Notice | Trend Micro Help Center
Email Defender Data Collection Notice | Trend Micro Help Center

Hope this helps!


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