Trend Micro Titanium AntiVirus Plus 2013 is a fast, lightweight antivirus engine which includes powerful browsing protection, too.

Once installed the program will immediately go to work, scanning the files you access to detect and block even the very latest threats.

And of course you can also use on-demand or scheduled scans to run further checks, whenever you like.

As with the previous edition, AntiVirus Plus will also check websites before you reach them, blocking any which are dangerous. And the program validates wireless hotspots and networks for safety, too.

The headline new feature with the 2013 build, though, is Trend Micro's Facebook Privacy Scanner, which at a click will check your Facebook page settings and alert you to any privacy problems (which apps can access your details, who can tag you, see your photos and more).

As a bonus, Windows 8 users will also benefit from SafeGuard, a secure Metro-based browser.

There's no shortage of functionality, then, yet smart interface design means this is never a problem, and Trend Micro Titanium AntiVirus Plus 2013 always remains lightweight and easy to use.

Verdict

Trend Micro Titanium AntiVirus Plus 2013 has a lengthy feature list, yet is also lightweight and easy to use, meaning it's likely to appeal to both expert and novice users alike