my desktop widget never shows up anymore on desktop.

Turning on computer and after starting up the desktop widget never shows up on the desktop? I make sure it is turn on at start up, but still does not show up on desktop!!

Answers

  • why does it not show up?

  • Gjoksi
    Gjoksi DEFENDER OF THE YEAR 2022 / DEFENDER OF THE MONTH ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hello.

    -- STEP 1 --

    Repair Bitdefender, by following these steps:

    -- STEP 2 --

    If the instructions from Step 1 didn't help, uninstall the Bitdefender program using the Uninstall Tool:

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    -- STEP 3 --

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  • Hello @j loehndorf,

    Check if the widget is not actually hidden using system tray:

    1. Right-click on Bitdefender’s system tray icon.
    2. Click “Show Security Widget” in the menu that appears.


    Premium Security & Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools user