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Windows 7: Removing Microsoft Security Essentials Icon from system tray

21 Aug 2014   #1
chobbs

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Removing Microsoft Security Essentials Icon from system tray

I would like to remove the microsoft security essential (MSE) icon form the stem tray. (green icon in picture)

I do not want to use the customize> hide feature. I want to have my computer set at always show all icons and notifications in task bar.

I also do not want to un-check the Microsoft Security Client in msconfig> startup tab. I tired doing this before and was told that when it is unchecked the program is running but doesn't show in the system tray but i found this to be incorrect.

Is there any way to remove this icon and still have the program running in the back ground?

I'm also not interested in using a thirdparty software.

Thanks for all the suggestions!




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21 Aug 2014   #2
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

I really don't believe that's possible unless you uninstall it or some how get into windows code. I was going to suggest the hide feature but you say you don't want to do that. So I wouldn't know to be honest at least of what i'm aware of.
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21 Aug 2014   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Try this.

Start and type in Notification.
Selection Notification Area Icon

Under MSE select Hide Icon and Notification.

I would reboot and verify if the setting stayed.
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21 Aug 2014   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If it is in the startups, it's in the tray. You can't have your cake and eat it too.
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21 Aug 2014   #5
chobbs

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Layback bear: thanks for your contribution but i already stated "I want to have my computer set at always show all icons and notifications in task bar."

whs: I have been searching all over the internet and that is what seems to be the accepted "solution" Just trying to see if there might be something else someone here has tried.
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21 Aug 2014   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

From your post # 1.

Quote:
I would like to remove the microsoft security essential (MSE) icon form the stem tray.
From your post # 5

Quote:
I want to have my computer set at always show all icons and notifications in task bar.
I can have MSE icon on the system tray or the Task bar or both if I so desire. I can also remove the MSE Icon from both if I so desire.

Just exactly where do you want or not want the MSE Icon to be or not to be.
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21 Aug 2014   #7
chobbs

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I apologize if i wasn't being clear.

Visual aids always help. I want to have my computer set at always show all icons and notifications in task bar. (picture 1)

I don't want to to hide it and still have the little white arrow (picture 2)

I guess what i would like, is if i can do it through the registry or any other way and have the program running but not the icon showing.


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21 Aug 2014   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

So if I understand you correctly you don't want the little white triangle.

Is that correct??

You thread started off like this.

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Removing Microsoft Security Essentials Icon from system tray
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21 Aug 2014   #9
chobbs

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Yes, i want it removed but running and not have the white triangle.

I believe that if it's removed but hiding inside the submenu produced by clicking on the white arrow......that is not completely removing the icon from the system try. That's just hiding it.

But you may have a better command of the english language so you may interpret it differently.
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21 Aug 2014   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I really don't know how to remove the little triangle in any language.
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