“Starting your protection” appears from the Trend Micro program

  • Solution ID:1056609
  • Last Updated:Aug. 28, 2019 3:49 AM (PST)
  • Applies to:Antivirus+ Security - 2018;2019;2020;Internet Security - 2018;Internet Security - 2019;Internet Security - 2020;Maximum Security - 2018;Maximum Security - 2019;Maximum Security - 2020;Premium Security - 2018;Premium Security - 2019, Premium Security - 2020;
  • "Starting your protection" message appears on the system tray | Trend Micro Security

You get the following message when you point your mouse over the Trend Micro icon in your system tray:

“Starting your protection”


You also cannot do the following:

  • Open the program’s main console
  • Go online after installing your Trend Micro program


We recommend that you print out this document or bookmark this page before proceeding because you will be asked to restart your computer during the procedure.

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OPTION 2: Reinstall your Trend Micro Security