Is there any way possible to keep the Data Theft Prevention active, but permanently disable the pop-ups?

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Is there any way possible to keep the Data Theft Prevention active, but permanently disable the pop-ups?? They come literally every few seconds and cause serious disruption to the operation of the PC.
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Posted 2 years ago

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TM_Victor, Employee

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Hi leehubbard,

Regarding the Data Theft Prevention, it is a feature that compares the credential you want to filter on a website to prevent its theft. You may enter your whole credential to increase the filtering capability. But to permanently disable the pop-ups, you have to disable the feature itself.

An example is for the phone number filter. Instead of entering the last 4 digits to be filtered per web page, you may try to enter the whole phone number. This means it has to match that whole line of phone number first before a prompt to appear regarding the data theft prevention.

As another option is to use the Trend Micro Password Manager. You may use its secure browser feature as an alternative and you may disable the data theft prevention feature.

I hope this answers your inquiry.

Thank you and have a great week!

Trend Micro Home Users Community
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no, you have never answered  the question. I want protection, just not to be notified with another pop-up every ten seconds. And the solution is to disable protection? YESH! why use Trend at all?
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Hi joeburgeand welcome to the community!

As what TM_Victor mentioned above, you may enter the complete information, such as your email address,phone number and credit card number on the Data Theft Prevention instead of temporarily disabling the feature. You may refer to the link below on how to configure this feature.

Using the Data Theft Prevention feature ofyour Trend Micro Security software

Hope this helps.

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