Windows Defender Tray Icon Still Displaying After Installing Antivirus


  1. Posts : 524
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    Windows Defender Tray Icon Still Displaying After Installing Antivirus


    Since the Windows 10 Creators Update, the Windows Defender tray icon still displays even after installing a third party antivirus. Prior to the Creators Update, the tray icon was removed after installing a third party antivirus.

    What's the best way to hide it?
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  2. Posts : 61,837
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #2

    Hello Stigg, :)

    The method in the tutorial below should remove the Windows Defender notification icon for you.

    Hide or Show Windows Defender Notification Area Icon in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Security System Tutorials
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  3. Posts : 524
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    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thank you.
    Although with Option 1, the tray icon is still there, just not on the Taskbar.
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  4. Posts : 61,837
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       #4

    I'm not sure what you mean by the tray icon is still there, but not on the taskbar.

    How about after using Option Two?
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  5. Posts : 524
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Yes, I used Option 2.
    Option 1 only moves it from the Taskbar. It is still in the tray though (click the little arrow to reveal other tray icons).

    Thanks again.
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  6. Posts : 61,837
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       #6

    Option 2 should have completely removed it after you signed out and signed in to apply.
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  7. Posts : 524
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    Thread Starter
       #7

    Yes, Option 2 worked completely.
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  8. Posts : 61,837
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       #8

    Ok, good. :)
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