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Windows Defender Notification area icon?

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    Windows Defender Notification area icon?


    Is there any way to get the Windows Defender icon displayed in the Taskbar Notification area?

    In Win 7 the MSE icon is displayed in the notification area.

    I like the info it shows in Win 7 MSE:

    • Animation when scanning
    • A different color for out of date definitions or last scan run.

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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    It doesn't have it there by default, as it's been more designed to be built in and feels like nothing is in your way, but secure. Basically the premise of Windows Defender before, but with an ACTUAL purpose.
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    Thanks for the reply !
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Windows Defender Notification area icon?
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