Windows 10: How to Remove Windows Defender Security Center icon from Taskbar

Discus and support How to Remove Windows Defender Security Center icon from Taskbar in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I recently upgrade to the Creators Update. I now have this icon in my Taskbar: [img] * Open it and it tells me that Antivirus is being handled... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by TV2, May 21, 2017.

  1. TV2
    TV2 Win User

    How to Remove Windows Defender Security Center icon from Taskbar


    I recently upgrade to the Creators Update. I now have this icon in my Taskbar:


    How to Remove Windows Defender Security Center icon from Taskbar [​IMG]

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    Open it and it tells me that Antivirus is being handled by something else:
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    How to Remove Windows Defender Security Center icon from Taskbar [​IMG]

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    And I can see that Defender has been disabled by Avast:
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    How to Remove Windows Defender Security Center icon from Taskbar [​IMG]

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    So I don't need this notification there all the time and would like to remove it.

    :)
     

  2. Windows Defender Security Center

    I was running McAfee Internet Security for a while and decided to go back to Windows Defender Security Center.

    I uninstalled McAfee and ran their removal tool to clean up any references and rebooted my computer.

    Windows Defender and Firewall restarted, however there is no Windows Defender icon in the right side of the taskbar, how can i get the icon back?
     
    Jack Smook, May 21, 2017
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  3. Jsssssssss, May 21, 2017
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  4. Bree New Member

    How to Remove Windows Defender Security Center icon from Taskbar

  5. TV2
    TV2 Win User
    Of course there is! Thanks Bree.

    Is this thing new to CU, or has it always been in Win10 and I just didn't know?
     
  6. TV2
    TV2 Win User
    The answer is Yes it has.

    I already have that notification ticked off. But it is still there.
    I am going to try toggling it on and off now.
     
  7. TV2
    TV2 Win User
    Toggling it on then off works if the main setting is set to NOT always show all icons. But when setting it back to Show All Icons then it comes back on even though the setting is OFF.
     
  8. Edwin New Member

    How to Remove Windows Defender Security Center icon from Taskbar

    Disable it as a Startup item:


    How to Remove Windows Defender Security Center icon from Taskbar [​IMG]


    End the task in processes:


    How to Remove Windows Defender Security Center icon from Taskbar [​IMG]


    Wave your mouse over the Taskbar icon as it disappears:


    How to Remove Windows Defender Security Center icon from Taskbar [​IMG]
     
    Edwin, May 21, 2017
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  9. TV2
    TV2 Win User
    Thanks Edwin. That worked. Haven't restarted yet but I am sure it will stick.

    Thanks again.
     
  10. TV2
    TV2 Win User
    It's Baaaack.

    Just restarted. And it is still disabled in Startup Items too.
     
  11. TV2
    TV2 Win User
    Got it. I can't follow instructions!

    I used CCleaner to disable it from Startup (Because that's what I always do!).
    Disabling it from Startup in Task Manager worked.
     
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