Its bad enough the bad guys do this, so we shouldn't have supposedly legitimate software sporting false user-agent strings.
I've been googling around this for a while to see if there is a way to get this modified. Haven't found a solution yet. If you don't know what I am talking about. The user agent string sent by its update service says it is a windows 98 machine. If you are running TrendMicro Anti-virus and also run some kind of network discovery software, or network intrusion systems; you probably already noticed this and are completely annoyed like I am.
Below is the user agent string in a network packet.
& èíÈd1P. u E 7 /@€ HÔÀ¨ FØD ‹Ü¸Pne ×û/U P g;GET /activeupdate/server.ini HTTP/1.1 Host: wfbs-svc30-p.activeupdate.trendmicro.com:80 User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible;MSIE 5.0; Windows 98) Accept: */* Pragma: No-Cache Cache-Control: no-store, no-cache Connection: Close X-Trend-ActiveUpdate: 18.104.22.1685
I hope to get a ticket into Trend Micro about this and see if there is anything they can do to fix this issue. Either Way, I will post my findings.