Identifying Windows Security Icons

The icons in the Notification area (located on the Taskbar usually near the lower right corner of your desktop) provide important information about the security of your computer. Pay particular attention to the icons for Windows Update, Windows Security Center, and your security software.

Heads-up! If you see only a few icons or none at all, odds are they’ve been hidden. Learn how to unhide them here.

Windows Update Icons

Windows Action Center Icons

Antivirus Software Icons

Quick Checklist

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