Checking Trend Micro Security icon in the system tray

  • Solution ID:1098049
  • Last Updated:Aug. 20, 2019 2:21 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;
  • Checking System Tray Icon | Trend Micro Security

Find out how to look for the Trend Micro icon in the system tray and how to access the main console using the system tray icon.

To check for the Trend Micro system tray icon and to open your Trend Micro Security main console, follow the steps below:

  1. Look for the Trend Micro icon in the system tray. It is a red T-ball icon  beside the computer clock.

    Trend Micro icon

  2. Place the mouse pointer over the Trend Micro Security icon to check the status. You will get either of the following:
    • Starting your protection - You will get this message when the computer has just restarted or turned on. At this time, you won’t be able to launch Trend Micro Security's main console because not all the Trend Micro Security features and services are loaded.

      Starting your protection

    • Protected - All the services of your Trend Micro Security has started.


  3. Once the status shows “Protected”, double-click the Trend Micro Security icon to open the main console.