Hide MalwareBytes or any app from the AltTab sequence and WinTab screen

Sometimes poorly designed software may appear in the Alt+Tab sequence and the Win+Tab “gallery” without reason, being background processes that should remain hidden. Such a problem occurred recently with MalwareBytes, an otherwise great tool you wouldn’t like to get rid of. To hide MalwareBytes from Alt+Tab and from Win+Tab, you need first to download NirCmd, a powerful command line utility that can also hide an app from Windows switchers.

Then create a shortcut to the NirCmd executable adding this parameter: win hide class “MBTrayClose”. For example, if you place the executable in a “tools” folder of your C disk, the shortcut would be: c:\tools\nircmd.exe win hide class “MBTrayClose”

Finally, to have MalwareBytes or any program hidden each time you start Windows, just place your new shortcut in the StartUp folder of Windows, usually at

\Users\YourAccountName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup