Windows 10: Windows Defender Tray Icon Still Displaying After Installing Antivirus

Discus and support Windows Defender Tray Icon Still Displaying After Installing Antivirus in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Since the Windows 10 Creators Update, the Windows Defender tray icon still displays even after installing a third party antivirus. Prior to the... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Stigg, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. Stigg Win User

    Windows Defender Tray Icon Still Displaying After Installing Antivirus


    Since the Windows 10 Creators Update, the Windows Defender tray icon still displays even after installing a third party antivirus. Prior to the Creators Update, the tray icon was removed after installing a third party antivirus.

    What's the best way to hide it?

    :)
     
    Stigg, Apr 28, 2017
    #1

  2. Is Windows Defender Icon Supposed to be in System Tray?

    Is Win10 1607 installed?

    <QP>

    With the Windows 10 Redstone build [i.e., Win10 1607], Windows Defender icon is added to the notification area and can’t be removed via Settings. However, you may remove the icon by disabling an optional startup entry added by Windows Defender.

    The Anniversary Build (or Redstone 1) includes an additional executable named MSASCuiL.exe which adds the Windows Defender tray icon...

    </QP>

    Source:
    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/remove-windows-defender-notification-icon-windows-10-msascuil/


    <QP>

    Windows 10’s Anniversary Update adds a Windows Defender icon to the notification area on your taskbar...

    </QP>

    Source:
    http://www.howtogeek.com/264796/how-to-remove-the-windows-defender-icon-from-your-notification-area/


    <QP>

    Windows 10 Anniversary Update v1607 and later will now display the Windows Defender icon in the Notification Area of your taskbar...

    </QP>

    Source:
    http://www.thewindowsclub.com/remove-windows-defender-icon-windows-10


    Related:
    http://www.tenforums.com/antivirus-firewalls-system-security/58339-after-anniversary-update-windows-defender-suddenly-visible.html


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    None of the above is meant to imply that the Defender icon is always
    present in Notification Area.
     
    PA Bear - MS MVP, Apr 28, 2017
    #2
  3. Windows Defender Security Center

    Something else to try. From this link:

    Windows Defender Icon Not Found in System Tray (Notification Area) - Tech Journey

    To display the Windows Defender icon in Windows notification area (system tray), go to
    Tools and select Options under the Settings section. Scroll down the Options page, at the section of “Real-time protection options”, there is an option “Choose when the Windows Defender icon appears
    in notification area
    “. By default the selected option is “Only if Windows Defender detects an action to take”, which means the icon will only appear if there is any action by Windows Defender. To always show the Windows Defender icon, select (check)
    Always“. Click on Save when done.
     
    Bruce Hagen, Apr 28, 2017
    #3
  4. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Windows Defender Tray Icon Still Displaying After Installing Antivirus

    Brink, Apr 28, 2017
    #4
  5. Stigg Win User
    Thank you.
    Although with Option 1, the tray icon is still there, just not on the Taskbar.
     
    Stigg, Apr 28, 2017
    #5
  6. Brink
    Brink New Member
    I'm not sure what you mean by the tray icon is still there, but not on the taskbar.

    How about after using Option Two?
     
    Brink, Apr 28, 2017
    #6
  7. Stigg Win User
    Yes, I used Option 2.
    Option 1 only moves it from the Taskbar. It is still in the tray though (click the little arrow to reveal other tray icons).

    Thanks again.
     
    Stigg, Apr 28, 2017
    #7
  8. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Windows Defender Tray Icon Still Displaying After Installing Antivirus

    Option 2 should have completely removed it after you signed out and signed in to apply.
     
    Brink, Apr 28, 2017
    #8
  9. Stigg Win User
    Yes, Option 2 worked completely.
     
    Stigg, Apr 5, 2018
    #9
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