Windows 10: disable windows defender icon in the notification area Solved

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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17650
       10 Aug 2016 #11

    Yep, Windows Defender will still be protecting your PC. However, if you open or use Windows Defender, the notification icon will show again until the next time you sign out/in.
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  2.    11 Aug 2016 #12

    thats great to know my pc will be protected.. but the icon is back again... even after disabling it from start up with ccleaner...
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17650
       11 Aug 2016 #13

    Do both WD entries show as disabled in Task Manager?
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  4.    11 Aug 2016 #14

    nope, they don't show up at all..
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17650
       11 Aug 2016 #15

    Does the WD icon come back on it's own, or after you open or use it?
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  6.    12 Aug 2016 #16

    the windows defender notification area icon just showed up in taskmanager so i was able to disable it and reboot my computer, and after several reboots the icon is still gone it seems.. so the problem is solved.. thanks for the help
    Last edited by todd24; 13 Aug 2016 at 04:44.
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  7. Posts : 28,580
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17650
       12 Aug 2016 #17

    You're most welcome.
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