disable windows defender icon in the notification area

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  1. Posts : 48
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       #1

    disable windows defender icon in the notification area


    how do i do this?
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  3. Posts : 48
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    Thread Starter
       #3

    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. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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    Windows Home Dev 21xxx x64
       #4

    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. Posts : 48
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    Thread Starter
       #5

    i just tried the taskkill /im MSASCuiL.exe /f solution and it works... but the icon comes back again when i restart my computer...

    TairikuOkami said:
    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. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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    Windows Home Dev 21xxx x64
       #6

    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. Posts : 48
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    Thread Starter
       #7

    thanks sweetheart im going to try it out
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  8. Posts : 48
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    Thread Starter
       #8

    it says acces denied when i try to save.. even when i click take ownership
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  9. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21364
       #9

    todd24 said:
    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. Posts : 48
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    Thread Starter
       #10

    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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