What is ByteFence? And is it needed?

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I have a new computer and have trend micro protecting it - It came with a free 1 year subscription to bytefence - is this something I need or should I remove it?
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Donna Young

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Hi Donna,

Uninstall it, is not a proper AV and 2 AV program's running is not allright, (conflickts /slowdown)
TM is mutch better!!

Kind regards,
Tom
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Hi Tom, thanks for answering!

Hi @Donna Young, welcome to Trend Micro Community! 

For your question, as Tom mentioned, it's not advisable to have more than one security program on your computer since it may result in a conflict and the programs may not work properly. Many of these 'free' anti-malware software are installed as an option during installation of other free software.

With the above said, we suggest removing ByteFence and use Trend Micro Maximum Security only. You can refer the following steps to remove Byte Fence:
  1. Go to Start > Control Panel.
  2. Click Programs > Programs and Features.
  3. Select Byte Fence, then click Remove or Uninstall.
  4. Wait for the program to be uninstalled, then restart your computer.
Please let us know if your question is answered. If you are having difficulties performing the above steps, it would be helpful if you could provide us the exact popup or screenshots for us to help you further. Thank you!

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Thank you all very much!
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You're welcome, dap1952!