Windows 10: How to Remove Windows Defender Security Center icon from Taskbar Solved

  1.    21 May 2017 #1

    How to Remove Windows Defender Security Center icon from Taskbar


    I recently upgrade to the Creators Update. I now have this icon in my Taskbar:

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    Open it and it tells me that Antivirus is being handled by something else:
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    And I can see that Defender has been disabled by Avast:
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    So I don't need this notification there all the time and would like to remove it.
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       21 May 2017 #2
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  3.    21 May 2017 #3

    Of course there is! Thanks Bree.

    Is this thing new to CU, or has it always been in Win10 and I just didn't know?
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  4.    21 May 2017 #4

    The answer is Yes it has.

    I already have that notification ticked off. But it is still there.
    I am going to try toggling it on and off now.
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  5.    21 May 2017 #5

    Toggling it on then off works if the main setting is set to NOT always show all icons. But when setting it back to Show All Icons then it comes back on even though the setting is OFF.
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  6.    21 May 2017 #6

    TV2 said: View Post
    Toggling it on then off works if the main setting is set to NOT always show all icons. But when setting it back to Show All Icons then it comes back on even though the setting is OFF.
    Disable it as a Startup item:

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    End the task in processes:

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    Wave your mouse over the Taskbar icon as it disappears:

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  7.    21 May 2017 #7

    Thanks Edwin. That worked. Haven't restarted yet but I am sure it will stick.

    Thanks again.
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  8.    21 May 2017 #8

    It's Baaaack.

    Just restarted. And it is still disabled in Startup Items too.
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  9.    21 May 2017 #9

    Got it. I can't follow instructions!

    I used CCleaner to disable it from Startup (Because that's what I always do!).
    Disabling it from Startup in Task Manager worked.
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