1.    28 Apr 2017 #1
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    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.    28 Apr 2017 #2
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040

    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.    28 Apr 2017 #3
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    Thank you.
    Although with Option 1, the tray icon is still there, just not on the Taskbar.
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  4.    28 Apr 2017 #4
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    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.    28 Apr 2017 #5
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    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.    28 Apr 2017 #6
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    Option 2 should have completely removed it after you signed out and signed in to apply.
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  7.    28 Apr 2017 #7
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    Yes, Option 2 worked completely.
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  8.    28 Apr 2017 #8
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    Ok, good.
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