Trend Micro HouseCall for Home Networks

Scans your entire home network, aiming to detect potential security risks and vulnerabilities that connected devices may have and protect your data.

  • Trend Micro HouseCall for Home Networks
  • Version :2.1.1142
  • License :Freeware
  • OS :Windows All
  • Publisher :Trend Micro

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Trend Micro HouseCall for Home Networks Description

When it comes to security, you can never be too careful, more so if we are talking about your home network, which can connect various devices, such as personal computers, laptops, TVs, storage units, tablets, smartphones, printers, and so on. HouseCall for Home Networks uses Trend Micro’s antivirus engine to detect potential risks within your network and offer suggestions for fixing vulnerabilities that could cause data leaks.

Not the same as an antivirus, but more of a complementary tool

To put it another way, Trend Micro HouseCall for Home Networks scans all the active devices that are connected to the local network, checking their security status.

Please note that this application is not a network antivirus so it shouldn’t be used as a replacement for a permanent security solution. Instead, it checks whether the devices connected to the home network are vulnerable in any way to outside attacks or risking data leakage.

Analyzes many network devices to find risks

Obviously, Trend Micro HouseCall for Home Networks will not be able to assess the security risks for a device that is turned off so, before starting a new analysis, you should make sure all the home network devices are turned on.

The scan should not take long, but that depends on the number of devices Trend Micro HouseCall for Home Networks finds. It can detect routers, Windows and Mac PCs, phones and iPads, TVs, NAS devices, printers, audio devices, IP cameras, home theaters, and game devices. For each of the items, it displays the IP and MAC addresses, the hostname, manufacturer, and model, allowing you to edit some of the details. A check sign is placed on top of each device if it poses no security risks.

Suggestions to repair network security flaws

Trend Micro HouseCall for Home Networks offers a way to analyze security flaws for all the devices in your private network. In case a vulnerability is identified (such as when a device has the default factory password), the application encourages you to opt for prevention and provides recommendations to address the issue. Unfortunately, there are not many other examples of what risks Trend Micro HouseCall for Home Networks could actually identify and offer advice for, which would make users understand the capabilities of the app.

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