Unable to stop Trend Micro program from scanning

  • Solution ID:1058583
  • Last Updated:Sep. 06, 2019 3:03 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;
  • Can't stop program from scanning | Trend Micro Security

The quick or full scan of your Trend Micro program hangs or stops at a certain percentage. Nothing happens when you click Stop and you cannot close the scan window.

The issue happens when the component handling the scanning process failed or stopped working.


To resolve the issue, temporarily disable your Trend Micro program for about 30 seconds, then enable it again. Follow the steps below:

Turn off Trend Micro Using Diagnostic Tool

To disable your Trend Micro program, follow the steps below:

  1. Open Trend Micro Diagnostic Toolkit.
    1. Click this button below to download TrendMicroDTK.zip

      Download TrendMicroDTK.zip

    2. Open TrendMicroDTK.zip, and then click TrendMicroDTK.bat. This will open Trend Micro Diagnostic Toolkit.
    3. Click Yes when the User Account Control Window appears.

      User Account Control

    4. On the Diagnostic Toolkit window, click the Uninstall tab, then click 5. Stop all components.

      Stop all components

      Wait for Trend Micro's System Tray icon (near the clock at the bottom right part of the screen) to disappear.
      Once the icon disappears, Trend Micro Security software is now disabled.

Enable Trend Micro Security

To enable your Trend Micro Security program, follow the steps below:

  1. Choose how to open the program by following these steps depending on your Windows Operating System:
    Windows 10
    Windows 8.1
    Windows 7
  2. Run a scan.