Windows 10: Windows Defender Icon not appearing on system tray

Discus and support Windows Defender Icon not appearing on system tray in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I am a Windows 10 user. I uninstalled Norton AV after I received advise to do so from the Microsoft community experts. I did remove it and activated... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by BalakrishnanK Nair, Jul 19, 2019.

  1. Windows Defender Icon not appearing on system tray


    I am a Windows 10 user. I uninstalled Norton AV after I received advise to do so from the Microsoft community experts. I did remove it and activated Windows Defender. But the windows defender icon is not visible in the system tray. I tried various means. I am not an IT expert. So didn't succeed. Can someone suggest me a method using which the system tray would show the windows defender icon?


    My concern is, Norton icon used to be seen and whenever there was an issue with system security, the icon would either turn red or appear with warning signs. That assisted me to work and resolve the issue.


    I would want the windows defender to help me identify and warn. Please help. Thanks.

    :)
     
    BalakrishnanK Nair, Jul 19, 2019
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  2. WINDOWS DEFENDER IN SYSTEM TRAY

    Hi Peggybiebl,

    Hope this will address your query.

    Follow the below mentioned steps:

    * Click Start,

    * Type Windows Defender into the search space and select the
    Window Defender
    from the list to launch the same.

    * Keep Windows Defender open on desktop.

    * Now Right-click on System-Tray(I.e. On time/date) and select
    Customize notification icons from context menu

    * On right Select which icons appear on the taskbar under
    Quick actions
    .

    * Then search and toggle the Windows Defender to On

    Going forward you can see the Windows Defender in the system tray.

    Hope this will address your query.
     
    Yashwanth Kotakuri, Jul 19, 2019
    #2
  3. Remove windows defender icon from the tray on win 10

    Hi Vaso,

    To help you remove Windows Defender icon from your computer's system tray, you may follow these steps:

    • Right-click taskbar, and then choose Settings.
    • Under Notification area, click Select which icons appear on the taskbar.
    • Turn off the Windows Defender notification icon.
    Do let us know how it goes.
     
    Monica Cam, Jul 19, 2019
    #3
  4. no1yak Win User

    Windows Defender Icon not appearing on system tray

    Windows Defender Tray Icon


    Having just updated Windows to version 1709 16299.19 the Icon for Defender is no longer there. Checked notifications and defender is not even listed.

    In Task Manager start up there is just the word Windows and not defender ( see pic). So this new version of windows has messed up Defender in some way. Before the up date defender icon was in the system tray and now it's gone.
    Anyone else having this with the 1709 up date?
     
    no1yak, Jul 19, 2019
    #4
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