Windows defender too hidden

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by nekomata, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. nekomata

    nekomata MDL Novice

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    I would like to display windows defender icon in the tray, even old Windows defender in Vista gave a option to do this, why can't we with Windows 8
     
  2. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Unfortunatly it doesn´t work in win 8, and i doubt it makes sense running such tools in compatibility-mode.
     
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  3. derausgewanderte

    derausgewanderte MDL Senior Member

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    #3 derausgewanderte, Oct 29, 2012
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    that's a silly answer :p. It is part of the operating system.
    Go into Services and browse to bottom: Windows Defender Service

    nekomata: the best you can do is to go into control panel/system and security and drag the Windows Firewall onto the desktop as an icon. You can drag it onto the start bar as well. I know it's not defender, but that's why I wrote "the best you can do" :biggrin:
     
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  4. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Defender itsself wasn´t meant. Tried the provided tool to manage it from system-tray, and it refused installing in win 8. So no silly content in my post, only an answer to post before :D.-
    Regards
     
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