Defender shield in taskbar


  1. Posts : 4
    10 pro
       #1

    Defender shield in taskbar


    Hello.
    I have four pc's that display Windows Defender shield in the taskbar and all have a green check mark but one. It seems to have just started this behavior. All looks good when I open to look at the condition but it just seems odd and suspicious. Anyone have an idea what it may be, or is it not anything to be concerned about? Thanks
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  2. Steve C's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #2

    A yellow check means a virus scan is due and red check means malware has been detected
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  3. Posts : 4
    10 pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    What if there is no check Mark?
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  4. eLPuSHeR's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64
       #4

    Windows Defender works just like traffic lights.

    Green - Everything is okay.
    Yellow - Warning. Something requires your attention.
    Red - Issues found. Malware/Viruses.

    What do you mean by "there is no checkmark". There is always one.
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  5. Posts : 4
    10 pro
    Thread Starter
       #5

    That's my point. 3 Pc's have green check marks on the Defender shield in the taskbar.
    The concerning PC has no checkmark of any kind, just a plain shield. It used to but has lost it in the past week. Scans look good, been restarted several times, have tried all the common troubleshooting. Just seems something isn't right.
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  6. Steve C's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #6

    Try deleting the file IconCache.db in folder C:\Users\{your name}\AppData\Local then reboot. If that fails, try an in place repair install Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
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  7. Posts : 4
    10 pro
    Thread Starter
       #7

    It worked


    Thanks Steve. Your first option worked.
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