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PC-cillin Antivirus Now Bundled With XP PCs

SONY ELECTRONICS CHOOSES TREND MICRO VIRUS PROTECTION FOR VAIO PC LINE;

PC-cillin Antivirus Software Now Bundled with Popular Windows XP PCs

CUPERTINO, California, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire Asia-AsiaNet/ --

Trend Micro Inc. (Nasdaq: TMIC) (TSE: 4704), a worldwide leader in antivirus and Internet content security solutions, has licensed its PC-cillin 2000 antivirus software to Sony Electronics' Information Technologies Division for pre-installation on new Sony PCs, the company announced today. Sony will include the OEM version of Trend Micro's PC-cillin 2000 on its best-selling VAIO line of notebook and desktop PCs running Windows XP shipped in the United States and Canada.

"Trend Micro believes in the value of proactive, reliable, and easy-to-use security for all computer users," said Robert Keeler, executive vice president of consumer product business for Trend Micro. "We are pleased to be protecting VAIO PCs, clearly a superior product line designed inside and out to meet the needs of the mass consumer."

Trend Micro's PC-cillin 2000 is WHQL-certified by Microsoft for Windows XP and may be installed onto PCs by manufacturers seeking the valuable and highly marketable "Designed for Windows XP(R)" logo for their overall systems. Worldwide retail sales and OEM shipments of PC-cillin, which is known as Virus Buster in Japan, have surpassed 45 million copies to date. Keeler added that Trend Micro would continue to implement similar OEM deals as a strategic branding tool for Trend Micro.

PC-cillin 2000 blocks all known types of malicious code -- including viruses, Trojans, worms, hostile Java applets, Active X controls and Web scripts. It also features optional Web site blocking to prevent access to offensive Web content. A real-time email virus-scanning feature detects and cleans viruses from incoming messages and attachments before they have a chance to infect the desktop.

PC-cillin 2000 has been widely acclaimed as a valuable, effective antivirus solution for home and mobile PC users. It has been declared a "Must-Have" by PC World magazine, an "Editors' Choice" by Network Computing and PC Magazine, and was named to Windows Magazine / Winmag.com's prestigious "WinList " for two years running. It has been independently certified by ICSA Labs for its ability to detect 100% of "in-the-wild" viruses and was the first antivirus solution to be certified for Microsoft Windows 2000 by VeriTest. (For additional information and a list of awards and reviews, see http://www.antivirus.com/pc-cillin/products/ ).

About Trend Micro Trend Micro, Inc. is a leader in network antivirus and Internet content security software and services. The Tokyo-based corporation has business units worldwide. Trend Micro products are sold directly, through corporate, value-added resellers and managed service providers. For additional information and evaluation copies of all Trend Micro products, visit http://www.antivirus.com or http://www.trendmicro.com .

PC-cillin is a registered trademark of Trend Micro Inc. in the United States and a trademark in other countries. Other product and company names may be registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.

SOURCE Trend Micro Inc.


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