How to Uninstall Trend-Micro

Written by chris hoke
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If you're having trouble uninstalling a Trend Micro antivirus or Internet security application, you're not alone. Attempts to uninstall Trend Micro software while the program is running trigger an error because the files you're attempting to delete are in use, making removal of Trend Micro software tricky. Fortunately, Trend Micro has developed its own tool, called "Trend Micro Diagnostic Toolkit," that lets you remove the software with a few clicks.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Download the Trend Micro Diagnostic Toolkit (see Resources).

  2. 2

    Run the downloaded "32bit.exe" file.

  3. 3

    Click the "[B] Uninstall" tab.

  4. 4

    Click the "1. Uninstall software" button.

  5. 5

    Click the "Uninstall" button to proceed with the Trend Micro software removal process.

  6. 6

    Click the "Yes" button to restart your computer after the uninstall process is complete. All Trend Micro software will be removed from the computer on restart.

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