November 28, 2020

Trend Micro Password Manager review: Basic and a little buggy

If Trend Micro's generically named “Password Manager� product sounds rudimentary, you're onto something. “Keep it basic� seems to have been the guiding principle behind everything from its bland interface to its limited feature set. That’s...

If Trend Micro’s generically named “Password Managerâ€� product sounds rudimentary, you’re onto something. “Keep it basicâ€� seems to have been the guiding principle behind everything from its bland interface to its limited feature set. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but one would expect a product this simple to work flawlessly. Unfortunately, I encountered some functionality hiccups throughout my test drive that make it hard to recommend against many of the other password managers in our buying guide.

Note: This review is part of our best password managers roundup. Go there for details about competing products and how we tested them.

Trend Micro Password Manager offers baseline features like password capture and autofill, password generation, and a secure protected “vault� to store your credentials in. But it lacks many features that are essential in today’s risky online environment like two-factor authentication and secure password sharing.

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