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Windows 7: MSE not showing up on taskbar first time

23 Apr 2010   #1
SectorStar

Windows Seven
 
 
MSE not showing up on taskbar first time

I've been using Windows Seven and Microsoft Security Essentials since November and have been fairly happy with it. But today is the second time now that I've started my computer and the Icon for MSE is not appearing on the system tray on the task bar. If I go and click it on the desk top and run the program it says the real time protection is enabled and it looks like everything else is fine, but I guess I'm just a little paranoid that it's not appearing on the system tray. The strange thing, I'll restart the computer, and then its there upon start up on the second time. I checked the thing in the task bar properties where it says "show notifications" and that such and it doesn't look like its been changed or anything. Just thought that it was kind of odd that it'll work if I restart it on the second time.


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23 Apr 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

The real test to see whether MSE is protecting you, despite the missing icon, is if the services are running.

MSE not showing up on taskbar first time-capture.png

MsMpEng.exe is the security engine, used by Windows Defender and MSE.

msseces.exe is MSE itself.


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23 Apr 2010   #3
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Try this.

1) Right click on the msseces.exe file (located in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials folder) and click on "create shortcut".

2) Navigate to your Startup folder (C:\Users\(User-Name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup). An easier way of getting there is to type "Shell:startup" without quotes in your start menu search field.

3) Cut and paste the shortcut you created in step 1 into the startup folder.

Hopefully, now you should see the icon every time.
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24 Apr 2010   #4
SectorStar

Windows Seven
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Try this.

1) Right click on the msseces.exe file (located in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials folder) and click on "create shortcut".

2) Navigate to your Startup folder (C:\Users\(User-Name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup). An easier way of getting there is to type "Shell:startup" without quotes in your start menu search field.

3) Cut and paste the shortcut you created in step 1 into the startup folder.

Hopefully, now you should see the icon every time.
This seemed to have fixed it, it was the first icon that loaded on my system tray after restart, thanks again!
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