Trend Micro Security software turns on and off automatically

You encounter the following issues with your Trend Micro Security program:

  • Trend Micro Security program restarts automatically every time you click the About this software button to update the program.
  • The console randomly shuts down every 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Trend Micro Security program keeps turning itself off.
To resolve this issue, do the following:

STEP 1: Uninstall conflicting software
Uninstall or delete the other security programs or incompatible software installed on your computer. Do the following:
  1. Click the button below to download the OpenControlPanel.exe:



  2. Right-click the OpenControlPanel.exe icon, then choose Run as Administrator.
  3. Click Yes when the User Account Control window appears.
  4. The Programs and Features window will appear, and the page with the list of incompatible software.
  5. From the Programs and Features window, select the program you wish to remove, then click Remove or Uninstall.
  6. Wait for the program to be uninstalled, then restart your computer.
    If you encounter any problems with the uninstallation process, contact the software manufacturer's support team.

STEP 2: Make sure your computer meets the System Requirements
Ensure that your computer meets the system requirements. refer to the table below:


Microsoft has formally announced Windows XP (April 8, 2014) and Windows Vista (April 11, 2017) end of support. Because Microsoft no longer fixes issues on Windows XP and Windows Vista, it has become increasingly difficult for Trend Micro to keep users safe on these operating systems. We encourage all of our users to upgrade their PCs to a more modern operating system which will provide greater stability and security.

I'm still using Windows XP, what Trend Micro Security program can I install on my computer?

You can install Trend Micro Security version 10 on your Windows XP. For more information, refer to this Knowledge Base article section:
 Windows XPWindows VistaWindows 7Windows 8
and 8.1
Windows 10
Operating System Version INCOMPATIBLE (32 or 64-bit)
SP2 or higher
(32 or 64-bit)
SP1 or higher
(32 or 64-bit)

Note: Windows RT is not supported.
(32 or 64-bit)

Windows 10 Creators Update
Processor 800 MHz
(1GHz recommended)
800 MHz
(1GHz recommended)
1GHz 1GHz
Note: These processors support SSE2 Instruction Set.
Memory 512MB
(1GB recommended)
(2GB recommended)
(2GB recommended)
Free Disk Space 1.3 GB
(1.5 GB recommended)
Web Browser
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0
  • Mozilla Firefox latest version
  • Google Chrome latest version
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0, 10.0 and 11.0
  • Mozilla Firefox latest version
  • Google Chrome latest version
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.0 and 11.0
  • Mozilla Firefox latest version
  • Google Chrome latest version
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.0
  • Microsoft Edge latest version
  • Mozilla Firefox latest version
  • Google Chrome latest version
Internet Connection Broadband or equivalent high speed connection is highly recommended.
  • Desktop - High-colour display with 1280 x 720 pixel resolution or above
  • Windows Store - 1064 x 768 pixel resolution or above
  • Snap Apps - 1366 x 768 pixel resolution or above
PDF Reader Any

STEP 3: Reinstall/Upgrade your Trend Micro Security software
To reinstall or upgrade your program, do the following:
  1. Download the installer file to begin the installation.
    Serial Number Starts with an 'X'
    Maximum Security
    Serial Number Starts with a 'P'
    Internet Security
    Serial Number Starts with an 'A'
    Antivirus+ Security
    Note: If your serial number starts with "T", contact Best Buy or your Internet Service Provider, depending on where you purchased the program.
  2. Double-click the installer to run it.
    Click Yes when the User Account Control window appears.
  3. Wait for the installer to extract the files needed for the installation.
  4. Click Yes when asked to remove the old program version.
  5. Click Restart Now when prompted to restart your computer.
    Restart Required
    After restarting, the installation will resume and will prompt for your serial number.
  6. Type your serial number, then click Next.
    Type serial number
  7. Read the License Agreement, then click Agree and Install.
  8. Wait for the program to install. This may take a couple of minutes.
  9. Click Finish.
    You will see the main console of your Trend Micro Security program.
  10. Right-click the Trend Micro icon on your system tray, then select Check for Program Updates to update your Trend Micro program.
    Check for program updates
  11. Restart your computer after the update.
Applies To: Antivirus+ Security - 2015, Antivirus+ Security - 2016;Antivirus+ Security - 2017;Internet Security - 2015, Internet Security - 2016;Internet Security - 2017;Maximum Security - 2015, Maximum Security - 2016;Maximum Security - 2017;Premium Security - 2015, Premium Security - 2016;Premium Security - 2017;Titanium AntiVirus + - All;Titanium Internet Security - All;Titanium Maximum Security - All;Titanium Premium Security - All;

Last Updated: Jun. 28, 2017 1:40 AM (PST)
Solution ID: 1058877