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2 Ways to Show Windows Defender on Taskbar in Windows 10

The article illustrates two methods to add Windows Defender to taskbar on Windows 10 computer for your option.

Video guide on how to show Windows Defender on taskbar in Windows 10:

2 ways to show Windows Defender on taskbar in Windows 10:

Way 1: Pin it to taskbar.

Step 1: Open Start Menu.

Step 2: Choose All apps, tap Windows System, right-click Windows Defender and select Pin to taskbar on the list.

Way 2: Show it on taskbar via Registry Editor.

Step 1: Turn on Registry Editor.

Step 2: Open HKEY_CURRENT_USER/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run.

Step 3: Right-click blank area on the right, point at New and choose String Value in the menu.

Step 4: Type Windows Defender to name the value.

Step 5: Double-tap Windows Defender, enter "c:\program files\windows defender\msascui.exe"-runkey and hit OK in the Edit String window.

Step 6: Turn off Registry Editor.

Step 7: Restart the computer or sign out.

Tips:

1. After restarting or signing in, Windows Defender will automatically start.
2. When you click the up arrow on the taskbar, you'll find the hidden Windows Defender icon, referring to the following picture.

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