When you hover over the Trend Micro icon in your system tray, you might encounter this message:

"Starting your protection"

It gets stuck and does not proceed further.

Why Did This Happen?

The Trend Micro system files and components on your computer are either outdated or corrupted.

What Should I Do Next?

Update the Trend Micro program manually:

  1. Right-click the Trend Micro icon Trend Micro icon in the taskbar notification area, then select Check for Program Updates.

    If you cannot see it, click the Show hidden icons arrow ^ next to the notification area.

    The About Your Software window will appear and check for available updates.

  2. Click Close after seeing Components are up-to-date.

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