Windows 11 icon cache gets corrupted every time bit defender updates


Every time for the last month or so that Bit Defender updates itself, some of the icons on my taskbar get replaced with generic place holders. I have to rebuild the icon cache with the windows command line to fix it, but it keeps coming back. Is anyone else having this problem, and if so, do you have a more permanent fix?



  • Hello @zkl-505,

    I haven't seen this before.. Based on your description of the situation encountered, I would recommend contacting the Technical Support Teams, as more information might be required to troubleshoot this. You can get in touch with our engineers by choosing one of the contact channels available here:

    Let us know how it goes.



  • Thanks, I am in the process of talking to tech support.