Component Updates

Ensure that Security Agents are up to date with the latest components to stay protected from the latest threats. As soon as you install the Security Agent, all components are immediately updated. Security Agents then automatically update components according to the following update times:

  • Windows: Every hour

  • Mac: Every hour

  • Android: Every 24 hours

The Trend Micro recommended settings for component updates provide reasonable protection to small- and medium-sized business. If necessary, you can run manual updates.

See Manual Updates for more information.


Generally, Trend Micro updates the scan engine or program only during the release of a new version. However, Trend Micro releases pattern files frequently.

See Components for detailed information about each component.