How to activate and install Trend Micro Total Security?

September 18, 2019

For installation instructions for Windows: 






  1. Download the installer file to begin the installation.

    Download Installer

  2. Double-click on the file to run it.
    Click Yes when the User Account Control window appears.
  3. Wait for the installer to extract the files needed for the installation.
System Check
  1. Wait as Trend Micro checks if your computer is compatible for installation.

    System Check

Serial Number

  1. Type your serial number, then click Next.

    Type serial number


License Agreement


  1. Read the License Agreement, then click Agree and Install.

    LIcense Agreement



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



  1. Provide a computer name, then click Next.

    Computer Name

  2. Installation Completed window should appear. Click Finish.

    Installation Completed

  3. Trend Micro main console should open. Your computer is now protected.

    Main Console



Install Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac. 


For installation instructions, you can watch the video tutorial or follow the steps below:

Note: If you have an antivirus installed on your Mac, you need to uninstall it first before installing Antivirus for Mac 2018. For instructions, you may refer to this Knowledge Base article: Programs to remove before installing Antivirus for Mac.

  1. Download the disk image (.DMG) or installer file, then save it to your desktop.

  2. Open the Antivirus for Mac installer.
  3. Click Install Trend Micro Antivirus.


  4. Click Open on the security warning to continue the installation.
  5. Click Continue .

    Installer Prompt

  6. Click Continue on the Welcome screen.

    Welcome screen

  7. Read the License Agreement, then click Continue.

    License Agreement

  8. Click Agree when prompted to accept the License Agreement.

    Agree on License Agreement

    You can click Disagree if you do not agree with the terms of the License Agreement but this will automatically terminate the installation process.

  9. Type your serial number on the field provided, then click Continue.

    Enter serial number

    You can find the serial number from the CD sleeve or Order Confirmation email.
    If you want to install the trial version, select Start a free trial of Trend Micro Antivirus, then click Continue.

  10. Click Install.


  11. Type your administrator password, then click Install Software.

    Type administrator password

    The administrator password is created when you first set up your Mac operating system. Wait while the Trend Micro components are installed onto your Mac.

  12. Provide your email address, then click Continue.

    Type email address

  13. Click Close after the installation is done.

    Installation successful

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