"Windows Security notification icon - SecurityHealthSystray.exe" Startup Program

Q

What is the startup program "Windows Security notification icon - SecurityHealthSystray.exe" on my Windows 10 computer? Can I remove it to speedup my computer and reduce security risk?

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A

"Windows Security notification icon - SecurityHealthSystray.exe" is installed as part of Windows Defender system software. It's a tiny program that displays the Windows Defender icon in the system tray.

SecurityHealthSystray.exe startup configuration info:

Name: Windows Security notification icon
Command: C:\WINDOWS\system32\SecurityHealthSystray.exe
Location: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Registry name: SecurityHealth

Program file information about "SecurityHealthSystray.exe":

Launching method: System Startup - Windows Security notification icon
Directory: C:\Windows\System32
File name: SecurityHealthSystray.exe
Description: Windows Security notification icon
Size: 84 KB (86,016 bytes)
Date: December 7, 2019
Version: 10.0.19041.1
Company name: Microsoft
System essential: No
Virus/Spyware/Adware: No

You can disable SecurityHealthSystray.exe from your startup application list. Run it later when you need it.

Note that a malware could also replace this securityhealthsystray.exe program with a trojan program. You need to find its program file and verify it.

 

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