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How to get around Trend Micro blocks

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A foolproof guide to getting around annoying parental blocks. I had to deal with these, and I don't want you to. Please use discretion in doing this, as I am not liable for any consequences. This is simply for those who are too old to have parental blocks, but have parents who insist on cradling their children and protecting them from the interwebs.


 
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Step 1: BEFORE YOU START

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You must have an administrative account. IF YOU HAVE A LIMITED ACCOUNT, then follow these instructions. IF YOU HAVE AN ADMINISTRATIVE ACCOUNT, continue to step 2.

-Restart your computer.
-As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, press F8 to enter SAFE MODE. 
-Log into the ADMINISTRATOR account.
-Go to control panel.
-Go to user accounts.
-In safe mode, as an admin, you can to grant your REAL account administrative abilities. Change your REAL account type to administrative, not limited.
-Restart your computer, normally.
-Now, when you log into your account, it should be administrative. Now go to step 2.





Step 2: CTRL-ALT-DELETE

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A man's best friend. Use him. Go over to the "Processes" tab and scroll down until you see a process called "TmProxy.exe"

Step 3: Now for the obvious step

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Delete the process entitled "TmProxy.exe" It will warn you that it may cause instability, blah blah blah, click YES. Take the metaphorical red pill. DO NOT delete the other TM processes. Only TmProxy.exe.

Step 4: Relish in your newfound freedom

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Relish in it. However, each time you restart, the proxy will be reactivated, so you MUST do this each time you restart. Luckily, it makes the proxy removal untraceable by most parents. Have fun on the nets, and stay safe.
jmkool2 years ago
I've got Windows Vista and Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security. I don't know if they updated this, but I've tried all the tricks I know to block the dang thing from running and tell it not to even start up but it does anyway, and I can't even find this TMproxy. Any words of wisdom?
dj_nme jmkool11 days ago

A program which is made to clean up the Registry File (normally accessed by going Start/Run/Regedit.exe) can be used to alter the startup of your computer.

I use RegEdit; it has a tab for altering which programs run at start-up.

Look for TmProxy.exe in the list of programs, select it and then click "remove".
When you restart, the proxy program shouldn't be running.

Butchw12 months ago
Thanks now I know what to look for when I'm checking to see how secure the setup is and whether anyone has fooled with it.
You sir are the most amazing gentlemen currently in existence
mdaigs4 years ago
 hey
alright so i'm an administrator. I got rid of all the TM processes. couldn't find the tmproxy.exe process  but i got rid of the other trend micro descriptions. still not working though. still blocks websites. any tips???? 
plz help!
:D
jonathan111 (author)  mdaigs4 years ago
If you haven't fixed it already, I don't know what to do. Make sure you show processes from all users. That might make a difference. But other than that, just keep looking around.
Wimzy4 years ago
 This will only work if you are currently an administrator on the PC. A parent could easily stop this attack by only allowing the children to use a limited account. 
jonathan111 (author)  Wimzy4 years ago
Actually, I just put it within the first step of this one.
Doctor What4 years ago
 You know, that's not the only thing that your parents can do to protect you from the internet.  

For instance, when I was little, my parents installed a keylogging software without my knowledge.  Bad times ensued.
jonathan111 (author)  Doctor What4 years ago
Oh man that would truly suck. xD


Okamiryu4 years ago
Issues with Alt Ctrl Del on some computers is that it brings them a  log off window and u have to select process manager from a couple of buttons.. annoying

instead hit ctrl + shift + esc to go directly to the task manager
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