I also am along-time Trend user. In the decades I have used Trend, I have suffered ZERO attacks on my computer. However I used to assume that by having the program in my computer, I was always up to date & protected. Now I don't know---but here's what works for me: Upon boot-up, I right-click TREND & RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR. When it comes up, I update the program---then minimize to have Trend in my toolbar. Before shut-down, I click DEVICE & OPTMIZE SYSTEM. This works for me.