Microsoft Security Essentials
September 2, 2013 5:46 AM Subscribe
Microsoft Security Essentials Missing From System Tray.
posted by dbirchum to computers & internet (35 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I was trying to help my father out yesterday with his laptop. He noticed that his Microsoft Security Essentials icon is now missing from his system tray. I haven't noticed this before as it has always been in my system tray. Of course, I did a couple of Google searchers which mainly brought me to sites where people post to message boards and you have to do a series of tests and posts reports for about a week.
I am not an IT guy - I know a bit more about it than my father - but I am trying to help him out. Does a missing icon in the system tray mean something serious? Should he bring it in somewhere and pay for it to have it fixed?
I also tried to open it manually from the Windows start menu, but got an error message.
Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks,