Upgrade Trend Micro Security for Mac to its latest version to get your program up-to-date with new features and enhancements.

Get the Latest Version on Mac

  1. Uninstall the existing version so you can install the latest version.
    1. Open Spotlight, then type Trend Micro.
    2. Select Uninstall Trend Micro Antivirus.

      Uninstall Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac
      Enter your Mac password when necessary.

    3. Click Uninstall, then click OK.

      Proceed to uninstall Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac
      Allow Trend Micro Antivirus Uninstaller

    4. After uninstallation completes, you will see this pop up. Click OK to finish removing the program.

      Trend Micro Antivirus Uninstallation Completed

  2. Download the installer compatible with the macOS version you have:
    Version Name Version Number Recommended Installer
    Sonoma 14.0 or later Antivirus for Mac version 11.8.1116
    Ventura 13.0 or later
    Monterey 12.0 or later
    Big Sur 11.0 or later
    Catalina 10.15 or later Antivirus for Mac version 11.5.1058
    Mojave 10.14 or later Antivirus for Mac version 11

    Note: If you do not see your macOS version on the table above, it means you can no longer install Trend Micro Antivirus on macOS High Sierra (10.13) and below. We recommend upgrading your Mac to its latest version so you can experience the full features of Antivirus for Mac.

  3. Open the downloaded .dmg file, and then click Install Trend Micro Antivirus.

    Install Trend Micro Antivirus

  4. A pop up will appear. Click Open, then Allow to proceed with installation.

    Apple checked Trend Micro Antivirus for malicious software and none was detected
    Allow Trend Micro Antivirus package to install on your Mac

  5. Read the Introduction, then click Continue.

    Install Trend Micro Antivirus Introduction

  6. Read the Privacy and Personal Data Collection Disclosure, then click Continue.

    Trend Micro Antivirus Privacy and Personal Data Collection Disclosure

  7. Read the Software License Agreement, click Continue, then click Agree

    Trend Micro Antivirus Software License Agreement
    Agree to Trend Micro Antivirus Software License Agreement

  8. Enter your serial number, like this sample format: XXXX-0000-0000-0000-0000, then click Continue.

    Enter Serial Number for Trend Micro Antivirus

  9. Click Install, provide your mac password, then click Install Software.

    Proceed Trend Micro Antivirus Installation
    Install Trend Micro Antivirus Software

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

  10. After installation completes, click Close, then follow the on-screen instructions for the Helper Tool.

    Helper Tool Required

  11. Enter your mac password, and then click Install Helper.

    Enter Password to Install Helper Tool

    If you clicked Cancel, just click Try Again and enter your password.

    If there is no Helper Tool installed, this pop up will show every time you restart your Mac or reopen Antivirus for Mac.

  12. The main program menu will now appear. Click the Allow Full Disk Access button, then follow the on-screen instructions.

    Allow Full Disk Access

  13. Click Quit & Reopen after allowing Full Disk Access to start using the program.

    Quit & Reopen Trend Micro Antivirus

    Your Trend Micro Antivirus should now show the Protected status.

    Trend Micro Antivirus Protected Status

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