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Why Trend Micro Blocking Windows Update?

If the Trend Micro software installed on your computer is blocking the Windows update, then scroll down this page to know how to resolve it.Usually, while updating OS or installing new software, it is better to disable or turn off the third-party firewall/antivirus software installed on your computer. Some of the Windows 10 OS users who are using the Trend Micro application have encountered a compatibility issue while updating their OS. This compatibility issue occurs due to damaged business endpoint security products. If you are also facing issues with Windows Update due to Trend Micro, update the application to the latest version and then try to update your Windows OS. If the update process fails, then you need to wait until Trend Micro releases the Critical Patch to its software. However, you can perform some basic solutions to resolve this Trend Micro Blocking Windows Update issue.

Trend Micro Blocking Windows Update?

Solution 1: Rerun the update

  • Log in to your Windows 10 computer with the admin rights.
  • Open the System Configuration window.
  • Go to the Services tab.
  • Click the checkbox beside the Hide all Microsoft services option.
  • Now, click on the Disable all button.
  • Go to the Startup tab.
  • Click on the Open Task Manager command.
  • Select and disable all the tasks. 
  • Click the OK button.
  • Restart your Windows 10 computer. Now, try to update the OS.

Solution 2: Run the Windows Update troubleshooter

  • Click in the search field on your Windows Desktop.
  • Now, type Troubleshooter in the search field.
  • From the list of options, select Windows Update.
  • Run the troubleshooter by following the on-screen instructions.
  • Once the troubleshooter resolves the issue, try to update the Windows 10 OS.

Solution 3: Uninstall Trend Micro

Temporarily disable or uninstall the Trend Micro application on your computer. Then try to run the update process.

  • Open the Programs & Features window.
  • Select the Trend Micro application and right-click on it.
  • Click on the Uninstall button followed by OK. 
  • Now, you will see the uninstallation wizard.
  • Once it is done, restart your Windows computer.
  • Now, update the Windows computer.

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