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[Windows 8.1] Blank icon in Notifications list

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    [Windows 8.1] Blank icon in Notifications list


    Hello,

    Long time I'm not using Windows Defender (it's disabled).
    When I go in Search and apps -> Notifications, I can see blank Windows Defender Icon.

    Click image for larger version

    How to remove it or bring back the icon/windows defender from this list?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Minomk,

    You might see if rebuilding the notification area icons may be able to help with this as well.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Minomk,

    You might see if rebuilding the notification area icons may be able to help with this as well.
    I've tried that many times and doesn't help
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    As for the icon, I'm not sure that a desktop app will have an icon in the colored background here. I have Outlook as just a blue square in my list. I believe that only apps from the Store have an icon on the colored background in this list.

    Did you use the method below to disable Windows Defender?

    Windows Defender - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
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  5. #5


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Did you use the method below to disable Windows Defender?

    Windows Defender - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
    Yes, I've tried that method too...no change.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Well, I suppose since it's built-in to Windows, it will not be removed from here either just like in the Control Panel. It seems about all you will be able to do is turn the slider off.

    Funny thing is that I don't have it listed there on my Windows 8.1 Enterprise RTM.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    I think it's time for formating
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  8. #8


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Does his Defender still work?

    MY Windows Defender iCon is blank as well, but I'm using ESET NOD32, so Defender is de-activated.

    I think it goes blank if you are using a 3rd party AV pogrom, er, Program.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Re-installed my windows, problem fixed.
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  10. #10


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Were using a 3rd party Antivirus program? Cos if you re-install whatever you were using, the iCon may go blank again.

    My Media Computer also has no defender icon in there, but at one time I had eSet installed there too, but I took it out and re-activated Defender.
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