Microsoft® Security Essentials icon disappeared
Learn why Microsoft Security Essentials icon disappears? Gwt tips to fix it
Microsoft Security Essentials is the latest comprehensive malware protection utility from the Microsoft. It is possible to face some issues while you are working with Microsoft Essentials in your system. One among these issues includes the Microsoft Security icon disappears in the system. Thus, you cannot access directly from the Start menu of the system. The issue can come due to many reasons. It may occur due to some modifications you made in the Task bar of the system. Some errors or corruptions made in the system registry may also result in the icon missing issue.
Here are some possible ways to resolve the issue:
- Clean the system registry
- Check the Taskbar properties
- Remove virus
Clean the system registry
It is possible that some changes are made to the system registry. This may get the icon to disappears. You can try cleaning the system registry to fix the issues. To do this, you need to install and run a good registry cleaner software. You can thus face the Microsoft Security icon disappearing issue.
Check the Taskbar properties
You can take a look at the Taskbar properties to resolve Microsoft Security Essentials icon disappear issue. To do this, you need to right-click the Taskbar and select its Properties. You need to then go to the Taskbar tab and select the Customize button under the Notification area. You can then get the Notification Area Icons window displayed. You need to then select the Show icon and notifications beside to Microsoft Security Essentials. Finally, click the OK button and get the icon displayed in the taskbar.
It is possible that some viruses are residing in the system. These viruses may result in the Microsoft Security icon disappears issue. To fix the issue, you need to run a good malware scanner in the system and remove all type of infections. You can then try re-installing and get the issue fixed.
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