How To Fix Trend Micro Error 1053

Error Number: Error 1053
Error Name: Trend Micro WFBS Error 1053
Error Description: Service did not respond to the start or control request. Security Server Master Service in WFBS could not be started.
Developer: Trend Micro Inc.
Software: Trend Micro
Applies to: Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP

Symptoms of Error 1053

Runtime Errors in a computer system while Installation, Activation etc. of software can be caused by any of the factors like issues related to improper or incomplete Installation, corrupt downloads, missing files etc. Troubleshooting each of their possible causes is the best approach to fix these types of issues.

Error 1053 in Trend Micro might occur due to any of the following causes:

  • Incomplete Installation process or corrupt downloading of the Trend Micro.
  • Recent Installation or uninstallation of any Trend Micro related program or files might have corrupted the Windows registry.
  • Windows System files or Trend Micro related program files have been affected by any Virus or malware infection.
  • Missing Trend Micro program related files as these might have been deleted (either maliciously or by mistake) by some other program.

Causes of Error 1053

An error can appear anytime while downloading, installing or uninstalling etc. of Trend Micro program or when the antivirus is being run. These errors can cause your Computer System behave in an unexpected way like your Windows can shut down unexpectedly, running program window might crash etc. Error 1053 in Trend Micro appears with the following symptoms.

  • The active program window crashes every time Error 1053 appears.
  • Your PC frequently crashes with the same Error 1053 when trying to run the same program.
  • Service did not respond to the start or control request. Security Server Master Service in WFBS could not be started. is displayed on your screen.
  • Windows responds really slow to any activity and runs sluggishly or reboots on its own.
  • The Computer System frequently “freezes” at periodic intervals.

How To Fix Trend Micro Error 1053

Below is a list of troubleshooting steps to resolve your Error Error 1053. These troubleshooting steps get progressively more difficult and time consuming, so we strongly recommend attempting them in ascending order to avoid unnecessary time and effort.

Please Note: Click the (+) image to expand the troubleshooting instructions for each step below. You can also click the (-) image to hide the instructions as you proceed through each step.

Manually editing the Windows registry entries to fix this Error 1053 should be done cautiously. Using Registry Editor incorrectly can damage your Operating System and may prevent it from booting.

Though done carefully, would make this error disappear. To start the repair, create a backup by exporting a portion of the registry following these steps:

  • Click on the “Start” button.
  • Type “command” in the search box and without pressing “Enter” key, move to the next step.
  • Press “CTRL”, “Shift” and “Enter” keys all together.
  • You will be asked for the permission, click on “Yes”.
  • Type “regedit” in the opened window and press “Enter” key.
  • In the Registry Editor, select the key associated with Error 1053 that you want to back up.
  • Select “Export” from the “File” menu.
  • In the “Save In” list, select the location where you want to save the backup key for [Trend Micro.
  • Enter a name for the back-up file in the “Filename” box such as Trend Micro Backup.
  • Make sure to select the “Selected branch” option in the “Export Range” menu.
  • Click on “Save” and the file would be saved with a .reg file extension.
  • Now, you have successfully created the back-up file of Trend Micro related registry entry.

Error 1053 could also be a result of malware infection on your PC. Any such infection can make your computer unstable. It may crash, slow down without any explanation or reboot unexpectedly.

Malware scan is the only way to remove any malicious infection by deleting all of the malware-associated programs and registry entries from your computer system.

A lot of junk files get accumulated on a Computer System over a period of time. It is always recommended to periodically clear this junk for the smooth functioning of a computer system. This accumulated junk (temporary files and folders) can cause Trend Micro to respond slowly or can cause this Error 1053, might be due to any file conflict or an overloaded hard disk. Frequently cleaning these temporary files would not only fix this [Error number] but also makes your PC perform faster.

Below are the steps explaining how to run Disk Cleanup (cleanmgr) for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10:

  • Click on the “Start” button.
  • Type “command” in the search box and without pressing “Enter” key, move to the next step.
  • Press “CTRL”, “Shift” and “Enter” keys all together.
  • You will be asked for the permission, click on “Yes”.
  • Type “regedit” in the opened window and press “Enter” key.
  • Disk Cleanup will begin calculating how much space on each drive can be freed up.
  • You will be asked to select the categories from which you want to clean up the junk files. You can choose “Temporary Files” from here only.
  • Select the checkboxes against the categories you want to clean and click on “OK”.
  • You have successfully cleaned up the Temporary and junk files from your PC.

Error 1053 can also be caused due to corrupt or outdated device drivers. Drivers can malfunction for a variety of reasons. You can also try updating the device drivers to fix this error.

Driver updates for Windows and devices like network adapters, monitors and printers etc. gets downloaded and installed automatically through Windows Update. Still if there is any trouble with an updated driver, you can try fixing it with updating or reinstalling it manually following these steps:

  • Select the “Start” option, enter Device Manager in the search box and select it from the results displayed.
  • Click on the Expand icon and select your device from the category, right-click or tap and hold it and select “Update Driver”.
  • Select Search automatically for the updated driver software.

You can also try reinstalling the driver:

  • Open the “Device Manager”.
  • Right-click or tap and hold the name of the device and click on “Uninstall”.
  • Restart your PC and Windows will start reinstalling the driver.

Windows System Restore allows you to “go back in time” with your PC to fix your Error 1053 problems. System Restore can return your PC’s system files and programs back to a time when everything was working fine. This can potentially help you avoid hours of troubleshooting headaches associated with Error 1053.

Note: System Restore will not affect your documents, pictures, or other data.

To use System Restore (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  • Click the Start button.
  • In the search box, type “System Restore” and click “Enter”.
  • In the results, click “System Restore”.
  • Enter any administrator passwords.
  • Follow the steps in the Wizard to choose a restore point.
  • Restore your computer.

If your Error 1053 is related to a specific program, then reinstalling Trend Micro related software could be the best solution.

Steps for Windows 7, Vista:

  • Open Programs and Features by clicking the Start button.
  • Click Control Panel on the right side menu.
  • Click Programs.
  • Click Programs and Features.
  • Locate Trend Micro Error 1053 associated program under the Name column.
  • Click on the Trend Micro associated entry.
  • Click the Uninstall button on the top menu ribbon.
  • Follow the on-screen directions to complete the uninstallation of your Error 1053 associated program.

Steps for Windows XP:

  • Open Programs and Features by clicking the Start button.
  • Click Control Panel.
  • Click Add or Remove Programs.
  • Locate Trend Micro Error 1053 associated program under the list of Currently Installed Programs.
  • Click on the Trend Micro associated entry.
  • Click the Remove button on the right side.
  • Follow the on-screen directions to complete the uninstallation of your Error 1053 associated program.

Steps for Windows 8:

  • Hover the cursor in the bottom left of the screen to produce the Start Menu image.
  • Right-Click to bring up the Start Context Menu.
  • Click Programs and Features.
  • Locate Trend Micro Error 1053 associated program under the Name column.
  • Click on the Trend Micro associated entry.
  • Click the Uninstall/Change on the top menu ribbon.
  • Follow the on-screen directions to complete the uninstallation of your Error 1053 associated program.
  • After you have successfully uninstalled your Error 1053 associated program, reinstall the program according to the Trend Micro, Inc. instructions.

Tip: If you are positive that your Error 1053 is related to a specific Trend Micro, Inc. program, uninstalling and reinstalling your Error 1053 related program will likely be the solution to your problem.

System File Checker is a handy tool included with Windows that allows you scan for and restore corruptions in Windows system files.

To run System File Checker (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  • Click the Start button.
  • Type “command” in the search box.
  • While holding CTRL-Shift on your keyboard, after this Now, Click Enter.
  • You will be prompted with a permission dialog box.
  • Click Yes.
  • A black box will open with a blinking cursor.
  • Type “sfc /scannow” and click Enter.
  • System File Checker will begin scanning for Error 1053 and other system file problems.
  • Now, Follow the on-screen commands.

Microsoft is constantly updating and improving Windows system files that could be associated with Error 1053. Sometimes resolving your Runtime Errors problems may be as simple as updating Windows with the latest Service Pack or other patch that Microsoft releases on an ongoing basis.

To check for Windows Updates (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  • Click the Start button.
  • Type “update” into the search box and click Enter.
  • The Windows Update dialog box will appear.
  • If updates are available, click the Install Updates button

We must emphasize that reinstalling Windows will be a very time-consuming and advanced task to resolve Error 1053 problems. To avoid data loss, you must be sure that you have backed-up all of your important documents, pictures, software installers, and other personal data before beginning the process. If you are not currently backing up your data, then download a backup solution to protect yourself from permanent data loss.

This step is your final option in trying to resolve your Error 1053 issue. Reinstalling Windows will erase everything from your hard drive, allowing you to start again with a fresh system. Furthermore, a clean install of Windows will also quickly clean out any and all “junk” that has accumulated over the normal usage of your computer.

Note: If Error 1053 still persist after a clean install of Windows, then your Runtime Errors problem must be hardware related. If that is the case, then you will need to replace the associated hardware causing the Error 1053.

Operating System Information

Error 1053 messages can occur in any of the following Microsoft Windows operating systems:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2000