Windows 10: Defender Icon in Start Menu, How do I remove it?

  1.    26 Aug 2016 #1

    Defender Icon in Start Menu, How do I remove it?


    With the Anniversary update came an improved Defender Antivirus, This is good! But I am trying to remove unnecessary icons from my start menu, and I can find no option to turn this one off?
    Anyone know of a tweak that can do this please?
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    EL Capitan
       26 Aug 2016 #2

    Open up All settings and go to the first choice on the Upper right. Same way that it was done with 8 and 10.
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  3.    27 Aug 2016 #3

    bro67: The only setting I can find in ANY of the "Settings" tabs, hides the icons on the taskbar, but does not remove them?

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       27 Aug 2016 #4
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  5.    27 Aug 2016 #5

    I was looking for a way to remove the icon, not hide it! Anyway thanks for trying!
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  6.    27 Aug 2016 #6

    Willabong said: View Post
    I was looking for a way to remove the icon, not hide it! Anyway thanks for trying!
    Open Task Manager > More details > Startup tab > disable the Windows Defender notification icon.

    Or delete it from startup...

    Open Registry Editor and navigate to:
    Code:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    Right click and delete the value:
    Code:
    WindowsDefender
    Restart your PC.
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  7.    27 Aug 2016 #7

    Thanks Private, just what I wanted!
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