Windows 10: Windows Defender Not Showing In Tray Solved

  1.    02 Aug 2015 #1

    Windows Defender Not Showing In Tray


    Everytime i restart or power on my computer i always have to manually show windows defender on my system tray icons, how do i turn it on so it's always there?
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  2. Posts : 615
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (build 10586)
       02 Aug 2015 #2

    So I presume that you are right clicking the taskbar, clicking Properties, clicking the Customize button in the properties which opens PC Settings, and then you click on "Select which icons appear on the taskbar" and slide Windows Defender's slider to the on position but it keeps resetting?
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  3.    02 Aug 2015 #3

    You said: View Post
    So I presume that you are right clicking the taskbar, clicking Properties, clicking the Customize button in the properties which opens PC Settings, and then you click on "Select which icons appear on the taskbar" and slide Windows Defender's slider to the on position but it keeps resetting?
    It resets after a restart.

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  4. Posts : 615
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (build 10586)
       02 Aug 2015 #4

    If you download the EICAR antivirus test file (it's not a virus, it's a harmless file designed to test whether an antivirus is working or not), will the icon appear in the tray? Download ° EICAR - European Expert Group for IT-Security
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  5.    02 Aug 2015 #5

    Windows Defender is built into Windows 10. Under settings it can be found under update and security. If you click on it, the icon will automatically show in your taskbar, then lock the taskbar and it should stay.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
       02 Aug 2015 #6

    Hello Grimmrace, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    The tutorial below should let you have the Windows Defender notification area icon show now.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html
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  7.    02 Aug 2015 #7

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Grimmrace, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    The tutorial below should let you have the Windows Defender notification area icon show now.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html
    Thanks Brink... that did it for me. I clicked on the download...checked the hidden icons, and there it was.
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  8. Posts : 23,672
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
       02 Aug 2015 #8

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  9.    03 Aug 2015 #9

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Grimmrace, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    The tutorial below should let you have the Windows Defender notification area icon show now.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html
    Brink,

    Seems (for me anyway) that running the file to 'show' the Defender icon in the Task Bar/Tray makes it 'hide'. I've been looking at the actual text of the change registry keys and the one labeled to "show" the icon has " -hide" as the last item.

    I'm confused, but then my gray hair indicates that it might be easier for the older fellow to get confused more easily.

    Cheers,

    Nolan K.
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