You may see any of these errors while installing Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac:

"This Activation Code is for another Trend Micro product."

"Make sure the Activation Code is correct and try again."

Why Did This Happen?

The most common reasons for these errors include:

  • Using an activation code meant for a different Trend Micro product.
  • Typographical errors when entering the activation code.

How Do You Fix It?

Here's a step-by-step guide to resolve the 'Invalid Activation Code' error:

  1. Re-type your activation code:
    • If you purchased online: Look for the 20-digit activation code in your Order Confirmation Email.
    • If you bought from a retail store: Find the code on the product box or receipt.
    • If you have an existing subscription: Log in to your Trend Micro Account to access your license information.

    Remember, the format is typically like this: AAAA-0000-0000-0000-0000, where 'A' represents a letter and '0' represents a number.

  2. Enter the activation code accurately and click Apply.
  3. If the problem persists, download the correct installer file based on how you obtained the program.

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 Mojave (10.15) and below. We recommend upgrading your Mac to its latest version so you can experience the full features of Antivirus for Mac.

If you're still having problems with the right installer, do this:

For New User

Create your Trend Micro account:

  1. Go to Activation Portal.
  2. Click Get Started.
  3. Enter your email or mobile number, click Next.
  4. Create your own password, click Next again.
  5. Fill in your details to complete your profile.
  6. Enter the activation code/serial number and proceed to activate.
  7. Go back to the Trend Micro Installation Window and retype in the activation code/serial number.

Already have a Trend Micro account?

Sign in with your Trend Micro Account:

  1. Click the Sign In button on Option 1.
  2. Type in your email and password to log in.
  3. Follow the prompts, and your protection will be activated in no time!

Got a New Activation Code?

Activate your new activation code:

  1. Go to Activation Portal.
  2. Click the "Or sign in to your Trend Micro Account" link under the Get Started button.
  3. Sign in with your email/phone and password.
  4. Enter that new activation code, and then go back to the Trend Micro Installation window to retype it.
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