Installing Internet Security

  • Solution ID:1118017
  • Last Updated:Mar. 22, 2018 11:52 PM (PST)
  • Applies to:Internet Security - 2018;
  • Installation | Internet Security

Learn how to download, install, and activate Internet Security on your computers.

The solution is also applicable to the following scenarios:

  • Your computer does not have a CD drive.
  • You do not have or have lost your Trend Micro CD installer.
  • Your download link from the order confirmation email has already expired.

To install your Trend Micro Internet Security, do the following:

For installation instructions, you can watch this video tutorial or follow the steps below:

Make sure your computer meets the system requirements.

To check if your computer meets the system requirements, refer to this Knowledge Base Article:
System Requirements for Trend Micro Security.

Download the installer.

Get your installer here:

  1. Download the installer file to begin the installation.

    Download Installer

  2. Double-click TrendMicro_12.0_MR_Full.exe to run the installer.

    Click Yes when the User Account Control window appears.

  3. Wait for the installer to extract the files needed for the installation.
Perform system check.

After extracting, the installer will check your computer for compatibility.

  1. Wait as Trend Micro checks if your computer is compatible for installation.

    System Check

Type your serial number.

Provide your serial number to verify your subscription:

  1. Type your serial number, then click Next.

    Type serial number


Accept the License Agreement.

Trend Micro Internet Security is subject to the terms and conditions of Trend Micro license agreement:

  1. Read the License Agreement, then click Agree and Install.

    License Agreement

Wait for the installation to finish.

Upon agreeing with the License Agreement, Internet Security will now continue with the installation:

  1. Wait for the program to install. This may take a couple of minutes.


Activate your protection.

Once installation is complete, activate your protection by verifying your Trend Micro Account details:

  1. Provide a computer name, then click Next.

    Computer Name

  2. A Protection Activated window should appear. Click Finish.

    Installation Completed

  3. After activating, you will see the main console of Trend Micro Security.
    Your protection upon installation is configured for optimum protection so you don't need to do anything.

    Main Console