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It's running in the background, and seems to be working fine, but is there a way to disable its system tray icon so I don't have to see it down there unless it's detecting something going awry?

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possible duplicate of Remove the Microsoft Security Essentials icon – sblair Jul 23 '12 at 22:04
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Right click on empty part of systray choose "Customize Notifications" Change the behavior of Current Item (Computer Status Protected) to "Always Hide"

This will hide the tray icon permanently.

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Will that allow you to see if there are problems with MSE? – alex Oct 2 '09 at 15:41
most likely, if the icon changes in case a threat is detected, the rule will no longer apply and it will become visible. – Molly7244 Oct 29 '09 at 15:26
That doesn't actually hide the icon; it just moves it to the "overflow" area. i'm still hunting for a way to remove it completely. – Ian Boyd May 19 '12 at 3:06

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