Vista: Hide Windows Security Center Icon from System Tray

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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  • Jonathan

    Thanks, I needed this!

  • M$mustLearnFromGoogle

    ouch my god,
    vista pisses me off so much ….
    switched off UAC, and thanks to you, no more red icon and no alert shit.

  • Jeremy

    Thank you that worked perfectly.

  • Gretan

    I don’t have that option there, to change the alerts 😐

  • Kevin Bean

    Thank you so much!

  • Oldboys

    cannot get adobe to install on vista piece of shiiiiiiiiiiiiii .it says it installed but will not play flash. cannot find c windows system32 under computer. ready to go back to my old computer with xp at least it worked.
    Gerry

  • boob

    thank youuu so much!!