1.    30 Apr 2017 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Upgrade to 1703 now has defender icon in notification area


    I have just done an upgrade from 1607 to 1703.

    Now in the notification area I have a Defender icon with an exclamation mark warning me that SmartScreen is turned off.

    I have no intention of switching SmartScreen on and I don't even use Defender, I use Avast AntiVirus. So how do I get rid of this Defender icon. I tried reinstalling Avast but that didn't get rid on that Defender nonsense.

    Thanking you in advance for help.
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  2.    30 Apr 2017 #2
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  3.    30 Apr 2017 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 12
    WinXP, Win7, Win8, Win10,
    Thread Starter

    Thank you for the link.
    The first option was not appropriate for me as I deliberately choose to show all icons; I don't like something being active yet hidden.
    The second option however worked perfectly, thanks again.
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  4.    30 Apr 2017 #4
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    You are quite welcome and glad you got it sorted.
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  5.    30 Apr 2017 #5
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