How to turn off the Windows Defender notification-icon in v1703?


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    How to turn off the Windows Defender notification-icon in v1703?


    Tried the group policy, tried the direct registry setting, tried the notification-settings - nothing works anymore. Does anyone know the magic trick to turn off the Windows Defender notification-icon?
    The icon I am speaking off: How to turn off the Windows Defender notification-icon in v1703?-bl38u.png

    Any ideas?
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1809 (OS Build 17763.437)
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  3. Posts : 13
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
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    Thank you for your answer; I need another way though since I'm not using the task manager.
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    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
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    Starhowl said:
    Thank you for your answer; I need another way though since I'm not using the task manager.
    Why not? It's simple to open Task Manager, just right-click on the taskbar and select it.

    You need to be an administrator (or to run Task Manager as an administrator) to be able to disable anything in Start-up. Any other way of removing the icon would also require admin rights, such as running this in a command prompt:
    taskkill /im MSASCuiL.exe

    Without admin rights, your only alternative is to move the Defender icon into the 'Hidden icons', only visible when you click the up-arrow in the notification area.

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