Windows 10: Windows Defender icon not showing when system starts up

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  1.    24 Sep 2016 #1

    Windows Defender icon not showing when system starts up


    How can I make Windows Defender icon in the notification bar appear when my system starts up?
    I tried to toggle the switch to show the User Interface in the notification bar but that did not seem to help, but I toggled it back to OFF as shown from the image.

    I just want the icon itself to show in the notification area as soon as my system starts up like shown in my other image.

    Thanks
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  2.    24 Sep 2016 #2

    I think you need this setting:
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    Open Settings, in the Search box type 'Select' and click the first found item. Scroll down to Defender.

    (If you're using another AV, it won't appear).
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  3.    24 Sep 2016 #3

    I think I did that setting one time and during system startup, the icon did not appear.
    Please see image.
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  4.    24 Sep 2016 #4

    Have you had another AV installed and uninstalled it?
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  5.    24 Sep 2016 #5

    No, no other AV installed.
    But, I came across this article from HTG and it explains how to remove the startup icon.
    However, my question is the opposite, I want to add it in the startup task.
    http://www.howtogeek.com/264796/how-...fication-area/

    I am running Windows 10 1511.
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  6.    24 Sep 2016 #6

    What version of Windows 10 are you on?
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  7.    24 Sep 2016 #7

    In the screenshot you posted in #3, does that on/off slider function, or is it greyed out?
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  8.    24 Sep 2016 #8

    When I toggle Show All Icons in the notification area, it is greyed out.
    When toggled off, it is not greyed out.
    Version of Win10 is 1511 build 10586
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  9.    24 Sep 2016 #9

    If you launch Windows Defender (type Defender in the Cortana search box click the result) does it say it's on or off?
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  10.    24 Sep 2016 #10

    Defender is ON and PC Status is OK and Protected. All green.
    Now, under task manager on the Startup Tab, there is no option to add something to startup.
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