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Tray icon is not showing in taskbar.

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Tray icon is not showing in taskbar. How to restore it?

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Try running the application from the start panel.

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Follow the guide to properly remove the application then re-install it using the official download.

Alternatively, go to HKEYLOCALMACHINE\Software\Microsoft\CurrentVersion\Run and look for MSC which is a string value. If it does not exist, create it and add the following parameter: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe" -hide -runkey. If the path is different (x64 operating system), replace it between the quotes. Restart it and the application will have its icon in System Tray.

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