How To Disable Or Remove The Windows Defender Icon In The Task Bar Windows 10


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Do you mind icon Windows Defender? Today we will see how to disable or remove the Windows Defender icon in the task bar Windows 10 with two methods fairly simple and easy to carry.

How to Disable or Remove Windows Defender icon of taskbar Windows 10

These methods have what good is that you will also serve to remove or add icons from other applications you have on your operating system. In this way you can manipulate all the icons that appear on the Windows taskbar. And even anchor websites to your taskbar.

What we recommend is you do not turn off the antivirus Windows unless you have another installed, since it is essential when navigating to count on antivirus protection to avoid possible malware infections.

If you want to install another antivirus we recommend you try with Kaspersky or NOD32 antivirus that are high quality, but above all with many updates and interesting features.

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How To Remove Windows Defender icon in the taskbar

The first method that I think is best is using the application configuration that allows us to modify Windows 10. For this simply going to have to follow these steps:

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  • First of all, press “ Windows ” in your physical keyboard to start menu is displayed. Another way to deploy this menu by clicking on the Windows icon at the bottom left of the operating system.
  • You should now press on the icon in the form of gear is on the left side of this menu.
  • opens a new window called “ Settings ” and here we will have to go to “ Applications “.
  • Here you have to go to the left sidebar and press on “ Home “.
  • you will see all applications that start when you turn on your computer. Locate Windows Security Notification Icon which would be Windows Defender and move the switch located on the right side to make it white.

In this way the icon will disappear , but Windows Defender will remain active to protect against malware while browsing the Internet.

Just as you can remove the Windows also defend what you do with the any other program icon.

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How to remove or disable Windows Defender icon in the taskbar

  • Another method is to press “ Ctrl + Alt + Delete ” and then choose “ Task Manager “. You can also right-click on the taskbar (in empty space) and choose “Task Manager”.
  • opens a new window where we can see that on top of it are a few tabs. What interests us is “Start”.
  • Once the tab “ Home ” you’ll have to locate Windows Defender and give right click, select “ Disable ” not to start at the turn on your computer. So neither you will see the icon on the taskbar.

The best to remove the icon from the taskbar is the first method where we make sure that Windows Defender keeps running to protect against malware.

Do not worry if you have installed another antivirus because Windows handles automatically disable Windows Defender, so the icon will not appear in the bottom of the operating system.

As you can see the two methods we teach you so you know well how to disable or remove the icon for Windows Defender from the task bar Windows 10 are too simple and above all quick things to wear out.

If you still remains a question or these methods do not give the results you were expecting. You can leave a comment in the section for them to find a little below and are happy to help in any way possible.

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The Windows taskbar is one of its tools more features and used to be able to work more comfortably in it it is recommended that you customize the with a color your choice and also poses the icons that you use every day.

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