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  1.    03 Aug 2016 #1
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    disable windows defender icon in the notification area


    how do i do this?
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  2.    03 Aug 2016 #2
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    Trnava
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    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64
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  3.    03 Aug 2016 #3
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    i tried option 1 and 2.. they didnt work... regarding option 3.. windows defender doesnt show up in task manager when i click the start tab
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  4.    04 Aug 2016 #4
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    Sorry, I do not really use WD, so I just threw it here.

    There are various ways how to do it.

    You can run this command to kill that icon. Right click Start and open Run or CMD and copy/paste:

    taskkill /im MSASCuiL.exe /f

    In order to do it all the time, you need to create a script to run at startup or run it yourself:
    Other possibility is to remove all users from that exe, that will prevent it from running ever.
    But you will have to take ownership of that file beforehand, not sure, if it worth the effort.
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  5.    05 Aug 2016 #5
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    i just tried the taskkill /im MSASCuiL.exe /f solution and it works... but the icon comes back again when i restart my computer...

    Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami View Post
    In order to do it all the time, you need to create a script to run at startup or run it yourself:
    Other possibility is to remove all users from that exe, that will prevent it from running ever.
    But you will have to take ownership of that file beforehand, not sure, if it worth the effort.
    how do i do that?
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  6.    05 Aug 2016 #6
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    How to Take Ownership of Any File/Folder in Windows 10/Windows 8.1 - YouTube

    Download: TakeOwnershipEx allows you to get full access to files and folders

    Go to: C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCuiL.exe
    Take ownership as described in the video by right clicking on the file.
    Right click on the exe and open Properties. Select Tab Security - Edit
    Remove All Users and Confirm, restart and see, if the icon appears.
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  7.    09 Aug 2016 #7
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    thanks sweetheart im going to try it out
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  8.    09 Aug 2016 #8
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    it says acces denied when i try to save.. even when i click take ownership
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  9.    09 Aug 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by todd24 View Post
    i tried option 1 and 2.. they didnt work... regarding option 3.. windows defender doesnt show up in task manager when i click the start tab
    Hello Todd,

    Be sure that you sign out and sign in to apply for OPTION TWO for it to work.
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  10.    09 Aug 2016 #10
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    thanks that works.. i had to use ccleaner though to get rid of windows defender as a start up program... since windows defender wasn't showing up as a start up program in task manager...one question though.. will windows defender still be protecting my pc?
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