Vista: Hide Windows Security Center Icon from System Tray

Posted August 5, 2007 by MickeyMouse in Microsoft Vista

Call me crazy but I run Vista without all the security stuff it wants. I don’t want that security icon showing up all the time. Here is how to disable the windows security icon.


Firewall? Virus protection? Are you kidding me? If I wanted somebody telling me how to run my bloody vista system, I would have my mother as my admin.

Here is how to hide the stupid security icon on a vista box.

1. Double-click the security icon. You can also right-click and select Open Security Center

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2. Click Change the way Security Center alerts me.

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3. Select how you want the security icon to be displayed. If you don’t want it displayed at all (yeah!), then selected the one not recommended. 🙂

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