Windows 10: Windows Defender in System Tray

  1.    01 Oct 2015 #1

    Windows Defender in System Tray


    After the update on 9/30, I noticed that the Windows Defender icon now appears in the system tray.

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    Has this happened to everyone? What's the point of it?
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  2.    01 Oct 2015 #2

    Mine briefly appeared in the tray yesterday

    Today it has gone and things are back as they where

    Not sure why it appeared
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       01 Oct 2015 #3

    It shows up if you've done a manual scan.
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  4.    01 Oct 2015 #4

    Mine won't auto display. I have to start Defender, and then I can get it to stay. I like to have it there. Easy eye indicator to know it's running, and some program or error didn't force close it.
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  5.    01 Oct 2015 #5

    Cliff S said: View Post
    It shows up if you've done a manual scan.
    That's strange, because I have not done a manual scan recently.
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       01 Oct 2015 #6

    satchmo said: View Post
    That's strange, because I have not done a manual scan recently.
    That is odd then Like Bobby said, I always liked it there, even though if there is anything, I'm sure I'll get a toast and the action center icon will turn white.
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  7. Posts : 23,695
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       01 Oct 2015 #7

    If you like, you can have the Windows Defender notification icon hide or show at will.

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