VPN and Safari Menu

When my MacBook starts up it loads both Bitdefender Shield and VPN icons on the top menu on Safari. I've disabled the VPN in my extensions yet the icon still loads and I have to open its settings to quit it. I don't have any extra room for the icon and it blocks another icon I need.

Is there a way to prevent the VPN icon from loading? I use a different VPN and won't be using it in the future.

I'm using OS Big Sur 11.2.3

Safari 14.0.3 

I appreciate your input on this! 😀

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