BitDefender icon doesn't shows up.


I've been noticing this since for an year that whenever there are updates for the security product (BitDefender Total Security Antivirus), the BitDefender icon in the "hidden icons" won't show up sometimes after restarting the system upon update completion. By this I am unable to manually update the application further. Re-installing the product seems to fix the issue but the same occurs after sometime whenever the product updates. The issue doesn't occur upon every updates but after some updates.


  • Gjoksi


    -- 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:

    It will completely remove the program.

    Next, reinstall Bitdefender from your Bitdefender Central account and see if the issue has been solved, as reinstalling the program usually solves the issues.

    -- STEP 3 --

    If the instructions from Step 2 didn't help, follow the instructions in this step.

    First, take screenshot(s) of the issue

    and create a log file on your Windows device using Bitdefender Support Tool, by following these steps:

    Next, contact Bitdefender Consumer Support by e-mail:

    with short description of the issue.

    After that, you will get an automated reply by the Bitdefender Customer Care Team, with your ticket number.

    Now, in reply to that automated reply, you can send the screenshot(s) you already took and the log file you already created in the first step.

    Since you are all done, just wait for the support engineers to investigate your issue and find a solution to fix the issue.

    Remember that the screenshot(s) and the log file will help a lot to the support engineers for better and faster investigation on your issue and finding a solution.

    NOTE: If the log file is larger than 25MB, you can upload the log file here:

    After the upload is done, you will get a notification with the file's URL and then you can share the file's URL with the Bitdefender Consumer Support.


  • iozzo

    I have the exact same issue. The little icon in the tray is missing since a few days. Could it be something related to some windows update ? I don't really want to go trough a reinstall to be honest.

  • [Deleted User]
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    @iozzo ,

    See if the comments made by @Alexandru_BD in another recent post resolve your issue.

    Good luck, and have a great day.