Microsoft Security Essentials Icon Missing From System Tray

I am using  "Microsoft Security Essentials" for a long time on windows 7 and found it a good software against the different threats/viruses.Few day ago MSE icon is suddenly disappear from system toolbar.
I tried different things to solve this e.g.
  • Check task Manager but there is no msseses.exe for MSE
  • Try to manually start MSE service
  • Uninstalled MSE and install again but no result.
  • Check notification area icon setting from toolbar/properties/customize, it is selected for show icon    
After trying above steps problem was still there,i sense that this may be because of some virus because i had disable MSE's updated few week ago. I installed another antivirus and after restart and system scan my problem is solved.


  1. thks this solve my problem now mse is working fine.

  2. This has been a problem for years. The easiest way to get the icon back is to LOG OFF then back on. The icon will reappear.