Security Disabled and Temporary Solution

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"Security Disabled" dialog appears after startup as soon as I click on almost anything. After reading comments on this community I thought that Adobe Flash Player might be the problem. There had been a Flash Player update downloaded and installed automatically from Windows on 11 May, about the time this started. I uninstalled that update and changed the update options in Settings to get notice of any updates. This seems to have solved the problem for now. However, Windows 10 does not permit rejection of individual updates, so I expect this to be a recurring problem each time Windows 10 updates and loads Adobe Flash Player with its added security provisions that conflict with Trend Micro Maximum Security 2016. Can someone convince Microsoft that the Flash Player security features are a problem and to provide Flash Player without them.

Another thought is to update Flash Player directly from Adobe without the added security feature. I don't know if that will forestall the Windows download, or if I will still get it from Windows also.
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This is definitely an annoying bundle for anyone who already has a security software running on the PC! Although there's not much we could do from Trend Micro to change how Adobe bundles other software, one suggestion is to uncheck the options in "Optional offers" (offers will change) in one of the steps during a Flash Player update:


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Please let us know if your question was answered and whether this info helps in your next Flash Player update. Thanks!

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Thanks TM_Claudia.  I had already considered what you suggest.  The problem is that the updates to Flash Player come automatically from Windows and the dialog that would allow rejection of the added security feature does not appear.  And, in Win 10 I cannot select which updates to accept or reject.  Sorry if this appears terse and abrupt, but have an appointment I must keep.  Thanks again.  BTW my temporary fix seems to be working, but I do not know if Windows has done an update since I did the fix.

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