1.    08 Apr 2016 #1

    Windows Defender Icon ?


    Sometimes, the Windows Defender icon in the taskbar appears especially after launching the Windows Defender app, but after a next reboot, the icon is no longer appears.

    How can I make the icon for Windows Defender to appear permanently like I have it shown in my image shot here?


    Thanks
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  2. Joined : Nov 2015
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       08 Apr 2016 #2

    Left click at Start button > click All apps > scroll down to Windows System> click it to open > right click at Windows Defender > click More > click Pin to taskbar.
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  3.    08 Apr 2016 #3

    Yeah, I know how to Pin to Taskbar, but I was referring to the other Windows Defender icon near the clock marked in Red.

    The one marked in RED, only appears when I execute Windows Defender manually but not during system startup.
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  4. Joined : Feb 2016
    Maribor, Slovenia
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    Windows X (various flavours)
       08 Apr 2016 #4

    win10freak said: View Post
    Yeah, I know how to Pin to Taskbar, but I was referring to the other Windows Defender icon near the clock marked in Red.

    The one marked in RED, only appears when I execute Windows Defender manually but not during system startup.
    It is there in last Insider Preview build.
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    Martensville
    Posts : 6
    Win 10 Pro
       08 Apr 2016 #5

    If you look at the bottom of this page you should see a tutorial of how to do it ,i just tried it and it worked for me. Len
    win10freak said: View Post
    Sometimes, the Windows Defender icon in the taskbar appears especially after launching the Windows Defender app, but after a next reboot, the icon is no longer appears.

    How can I make the icon for Windows Defender to appear permanently like I have it shown in my image shot here?


    Thanks
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  6. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 50
    10 Pro
       08 Apr 2016 #6

    Just did a little experimenting.

    Open Windows Defender from Control Panel.

    With Defender still open, Click on Settings. (gear icon by the Start Menu) and go to "Notifications and Actions."

    Click "Select which Icons Appear on the Taskbar." On my system at least, as long as Defender is open it appears in the list.

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    Turning it on places it in the Notification area.

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    HTH

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  7.    09 Apr 2016 #7

    Never mind, I found the tutorial, its posted by Brink and it is a Registry file that does the job by adding it to the system startup.
    Windows Defender Notification Area Icon - Hide or Show in Windows 10

    Thanks guys
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