Windows Defender and tray...

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by -=fantômas=-, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. -=fantômas=-

    -=fantômas=- MDL Senior Member

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    Any chance to add Windows Defender to tray? :confused:
     
  2. lunario

    lunario MDL Senior Member

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    don't think so anyway action center will give you a message if it catches some file. you cant type defender in search to bring up the program
     
  3. -=fantômas=-

    -=fantômas=- MDL Senior Member

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    OK, very helpful info, thanks... :swoon:
    Has anybody other sugestions meybe?
     
  4. Rock Hunter

    Rock Hunter MDL Senior Member

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    Easy To Run Windows Defender From Control Panel

    You can get to Windows Defender in Control Panel. You can run a scan. You can check for quarantined files. You can update the definition. It looks and works like Windows Security Essentials.
     
  5. lunario

    lunario MDL Senior Member

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    yes but he wanted the tray icon like mse and that in win8 is not possible
     
  6. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    On Windows 8 Start Menu click below the Icons to get:

    W8SM.jpg

    Click on Apps in lower right blue Filed (or whatever color you had chosen) to get:

    W8SM3.jpg

    move the screen form right to left and Right Click on Windows Defender:

    W8SM3.jpg

    Chose what ever you like to do now.

    That's all.
     
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  7. lunario

    lunario MDL Senior Member

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    or just type defender in start
     
  8. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Hm...................!!

    After pin to start it could look like this:

    W8SM4.jpg
     
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  9. lunario

    lunario MDL Senior Member

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    yes but that is the app in start and he wanted on tray, and like I said defender don't have a tray icon on windows 8 ;)
     
  10. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Pin to Taskbar and it's in the taskbar at desktop!

    W8Desk.jpg
     
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  11. lunario

    lunario MDL Senior Member

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    taskbar is not tray :D tray is those icons on bottom right side :) and defender messages appears on the action center icon ( the flag one)
     
  12. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    You're talking about the System Tray. If the use of the Taskbar isn't enough and you don't mind about to use a lot mor resources for to run Defender the whole time, go ahead and run from System Start, which should work. Haven't tested yet and will not also.
     
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    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    And just to tell that as well:


    THAT isn't the Tray at all. it's the Action Center Icon!
     
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  14. lunario

    lunario MDL Senior Member

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    that is on system tray mate and that was what fantomas wanted to have the defender icon on system tray like MSE ... but like I said defender the system tray icon for defender IS the action center icon ( where the suspicious files messages appear)

    pin to start and pin to taskbar is not the same thing has having an icon on system tray like he wanted
     
  15. lunario

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  16. -=fantômas=-

    -=fantômas=- MDL Senior Member

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    lunario is right, i wanted just to add Defender to System Tray (exactly like MSE). I thought some reghack exist to do that.