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Add Windows Defender icon to System area of TaskBar

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    Add Windows Defender icon to System area of TaskBar

    Any way to add the Windows Defender icon to the System area of the Desktop TaskBar like Microsoft Security Essentials used to do? I miss it for some reason.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Rich,

    Not that I know of so far, but I got these if they may be able to any.

    Windows Defender - Create Shortcut in Windows 8


    Windows Defender Cascading Desktop Context Menu - Create in Windows 8
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    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Windows Defender has MSE technology built into the OS to the point where it's just seamless. It's not really intended to be monitored at all times. You can still get into it, but the notification icon doesn't need to be. The Action Center notification icon just takes its place.
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Add Windows Defender icon to System area of TaskBar
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