Solved Security Icon on Task Bar


My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 64bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PC Specialist Optimus VII V17-960 Gaming Laptop.
    CPU
    6th Gen Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad Core processor.
    Memory
    16GB HyperX IMPACT 1600MHz SODIMM DDR3 (2 x 8GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M - 2.0GB DDR5 Video RAM - DirectX® 12
    Sound Card
    Intel 2 Channel High Def. Audio + SoundBlaster™ Cinema 2 & Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Optimus Series: 17.3" Matte Full HD IPS LED Widescreen (1920x1080)
    Screen Resolution
    Full HD IPS display (1920 x 1080).
    Hard Drives
    4TB SSD (internal).
    1x 1TB & 1x 5TB external HDDs.
    Cooling
    STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800 wireless keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech M705 wireless mouse
    Internet Speed
    Upto 100Mbps
    Browser
    Edge.
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender & MalwareBytes pro.
Did you try to enable it trough Task Manager -> Startup apps -> SecurityHealthSystray.exe set from Disabled to Enabled?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
Did you try to enable it trough Task Manager -> Startup apps -> SecurityHealthSystray.exe set from Disabled to Enabled?
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Did you try to enable it trough Task Manager -> Startup apps -> SecurityHealthSystray.exe set from Disabled to Enabled?
@Tester Yes all that has been done.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 64x Pro 23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    User Built
    CPU
    i9 13900K
    Motherboard
    Rog Strix Z790-F
    Memory
    GSkill 6400 32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI RTX 3070Ti OC
    Sound Card
    Cambridge Audio DAC via onboard sound chip
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Eizo 32" FlexScan 4K / LG 43" 4K
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160 /3840x 2160
    Hard Drives
    1x 990 Pro1TB Nvme 1x 990 Pro 2TB 1x 990 Pro 4 TB
    PSU
    Evga 750 Watt P5
    Case
    Corsair 500D
    Cooling
    Noctua D15 Cromax
    Keyboard
    Cherry G80-3000N
    Mouse
    Corsair
    Internet Speed
    500Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox x64
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    Backup software MR ver 8 to Samsung T7
  • Operating System
    Win 11 Pro 23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    User Built
    CPU
    i9 9900KF
    Motherboard
    Asus Hero XI
    Memory
    GSkill 3600 32GB
    Graphics card(s)
    EVA 1060
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Eizo 32inch 4K
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1TB x3
    PSU
    Corsair AX750
    Case
    Corsair 400d
    Cooling
    Noctua 14s
But you've tried everything we've suggested and you still can't get that icon to stay in place when you start up. When Defender is active on a PC, the default is for that icon to be in the tray. I think either I'VE missed something, or YOU'VE missed something.

Have you tried @OAT's suggestion that you create a new account (just temporarily; you can remove it afterwards) and give it admin priv's and see whether after reboot into THAT new account you have the Defender icon? I think you can manage that without help, but if you need any help, just post back here.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    11 Pro 24H2 26100.1150
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ThinkCentre M920S SFF
    CPU
    i7-9700 @ 3.00GHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo 3132
    Memory
    32GBDDR4 @ 2666MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 630 Graphics onboard
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG E2442
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 x Samsung 970 EVO PLUS 500GB NVMe SSD, 1 x WD_BLACK SN770
    250GB NVMe SSD (OS and programs), 1 x WD_BLACK SN770
    500GB NVMe SSD (Data)
    Case
    Lenovo SFF
    Keyboard
    Cherry Stream TKL JK-8600US-2 Wired
    Mouse
    LogiTech M510 wireless
    Internet Speed
    Fast (for fixed wireless!)
    Browser
    Chrome, sometimes Firefox
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes Premium & Defender (working together beautifully!)
  • Operating System
    11 Pro 24H2 26100.1150
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ThinkCentre M920S SFF
    CPU
    i5-8400 @ 2.80GHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo 3132
    Memory
    32GB DDR4 @ 2600MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel HD 630 Graphics onboard
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG FULL HD (1920x1080@59Hz)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    1 x Samsung 970 EVO PLUS NVMe; 1 x Samsung 980 NVMe SSD
    Case
    Lenovo Think Centre SFF
    Mouse
    LogiTech M510 wireless
    Keyboard
    Cherry Stream TKL JK-8600US-2 Wired
    Internet Speed
    Fast (for fixed wireless!)
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes Premium and MS Defender, beautiful together
But you've tried everything we've suggested and you still can't get that icon to stay in place when you start up. When Defender is active on a PC, the default is for that icon to be in the tray. I think either I'VE missed something, or YOU'VE missed something.

Have you tried @OAT's suggestion that you create a new account (just temporarily; you can remove it afterwards) and give it admin priv's and see whether after reboot into THAT new account you have the Defender icon? I think you can manage that without help, but if you need any help, just post back here.
@Wisewiz That is something to think about, can't do it now but will give it a go when I get the time. No I'm OK with what your suggesting . Will report back. So thanks for all your help and will be in touch.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 64x Pro 23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    User Built
    CPU
    i9 13900K
    Motherboard
    Rog Strix Z790-F
    Memory
    GSkill 6400 32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI RTX 3070Ti OC
    Sound Card
    Cambridge Audio DAC via onboard sound chip
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Eizo 32" FlexScan 4K / LG 43" 4K
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160 /3840x 2160
    Hard Drives
    1x 990 Pro1TB Nvme 1x 990 Pro 2TB 1x 990 Pro 4 TB
    PSU
    Evga 750 Watt P5
    Case
    Corsair 500D
    Cooling
    Noctua D15 Cromax
    Keyboard
    Cherry G80-3000N
    Mouse
    Corsair
    Internet Speed
    500Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox x64
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    Backup software MR ver 8 to Samsung T7
  • Operating System
    Win 11 Pro 23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    User Built
    CPU
    i9 9900KF
    Motherboard
    Asus Hero XI
    Memory
    GSkill 3600 32GB
    Graphics card(s)
    EVA 1060
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Eizo 32inch 4K
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1TB x3
    PSU
    Corsair AX750
    Case
    Corsair 400d
    Cooling
    Noctua 14s
You're welcome, and I'm looking forward to hearing from you again. Bye for now. 🙋‍♂️ (y)
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    11 Pro 24H2 26100.1150
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ThinkCentre M920S SFF
    CPU
    i7-9700 @ 3.00GHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo 3132
    Memory
    32GBDDR4 @ 2666MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 630 Graphics onboard
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG E2442
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 x Samsung 970 EVO PLUS 500GB NVMe SSD, 1 x WD_BLACK SN770
    250GB NVMe SSD (OS and programs), 1 x WD_BLACK SN770
    500GB NVMe SSD (Data)
    Case
    Lenovo SFF
    Keyboard
    Cherry Stream TKL JK-8600US-2 Wired
    Mouse
    LogiTech M510 wireless
    Internet Speed
    Fast (for fixed wireless!)
    Browser
    Chrome, sometimes Firefox
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes Premium & Defender (working together beautifully!)
  • Operating System
    11 Pro 24H2 26100.1150
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ThinkCentre M920S SFF
    CPU
    i5-8400 @ 2.80GHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo 3132
    Memory
    32GB DDR4 @ 2600MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel HD 630 Graphics onboard
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG FULL HD (1920x1080@59Hz)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    1 x Samsung 970 EVO PLUS NVMe; 1 x Samsung 980 NVMe SSD
    Case
    Lenovo Think Centre SFF
    Mouse
    LogiTech M510 wireless
    Keyboard
    Cherry Stream TKL JK-8600US-2 Wired
    Internet Speed
    Fast (for fixed wireless!)
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes Premium and MS Defender, beautiful together
@Wisewiz Update:- It appears to be fixed. What I did was to remove the reg entry SecurityHealthSystray.exe in Windows run, reboot then clear TPM. Reinstate security health in reg and reboot. For some unknown reason it worked and the icon is back. Tried several reboots and it's still there. I have no idea why I went for approach and why a repair install did nothing.
So thanks for everyone's help and I will now mark this solved.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 64x Pro 23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    User Built
    CPU
    i9 13900K
    Motherboard
    Rog Strix Z790-F
    Memory
    GSkill 6400 32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI RTX 3070Ti OC
    Sound Card
    Cambridge Audio DAC via onboard sound chip
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Eizo 32" FlexScan 4K / LG 43" 4K
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160 /3840x 2160
    Hard Drives
    1x 990 Pro1TB Nvme 1x 990 Pro 2TB 1x 990 Pro 4 TB
    PSU
    Evga 750 Watt P5
    Case
    Corsair 500D
    Cooling
    Noctua D15 Cromax
    Keyboard
    Cherry G80-3000N
    Mouse
    Corsair
    Internet Speed
    500Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox x64
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    Backup software MR ver 8 to Samsung T7
  • Operating System
    Win 11 Pro 23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    User Built
    CPU
    i9 9900KF
    Motherboard
    Asus Hero XI
    Memory
    GSkill 3600 32GB
    Graphics card(s)
    EVA 1060
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Eizo 32inch 4K
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1TB x3
    PSU
    Corsair AX750
    Case
    Corsair 400d
    Cooling
    Noctua 14s
I set all my computers in Taskbar Settings to always show.

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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro RTM
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3400
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 11th Gen. 2.40GHz
    Memory
    12GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD NVMe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 5890
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 10th Gen. 2.90GHz
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Onboard, no VGA, using a DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Dell
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security

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