How to enable / disable notifications from Windows Security Center in Windows 10

How to enable / disable notifications from Windows Security Center in Windows 10

Windows Security sends notifications with important information about your device’s health and security. You can specify which notifications you want to receive. In this article, Macworld will guide you how to enable or disable notifications from Windows Security Center in Windows 10.

Notifications can be hidden since Windows 10 version 1709

Starting with Windows 10 version 1709, you can enable the Hide non-critical notification policy or Hide all notifications .

Hide non-critical notification – If enabled, only important notifications will show up from Windows Security. Local users will only see important notifications from Windows Defender Security Center. They won’t see other types of notifications, such as regular PC or device health information.

Hide all notifications – If enabled, local users won’t see any notifications from Windows Security. This will override the Hide non-critical notification policy.

You can control what information you want to get from Windows Security

Turn notifications on or off from Windows Security Center

Since this is a registry related operation, you should back up the registry or create a system restore point as necessary precautions.

1. Turn on or off insignificant notifications from Windows Security with a REG file

To turn on clutter notifications from Windows Security, do the following:

  • Press Win + R keys to bring up the Run dialog box .
  • In the Run dialog box, type notepad and press Enter to open Notepad.
  • Copy and paste the below syntax into a text editor.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftWindows Defender Security CenterNotifications] "DisableEnhancedNotifications"=-
  • Now, click on the File option from the menu and select the Save As button .
  • Choose a location (preferably the desktop) where you want to save the file.
  • Enter a name with the .reg extension (for example, Enable_NonCritical_Notification.reg ).
  • Select All Files from the Save as type drop-down list.
  • Double-click the saved .reg file to merge.
  • If prompted, click Run> Yes (UAC)> Yes> OK to approve the merge.
  • Now you can delete the .reg file if you want.

To turn off trivial notifications from Windows Security, do the following:

  • Open Notepad.
  • Copy and paste the below syntax into a text editor.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftWindows Defender Security CenterNotifications] "DisableEnhancedNotifications"=dword:00000001

Repeat the same steps as above, but in this case save the reg file to Disable_NonCritical_Notification.reg.

2. Turn on or off all notifications from Windows Security by using REG file

To enable all notifications from Windows Security, do the following:

  • Press Win + R keys to bring up the Run dialog box .
  • In the Run dialog box, type notepad and press Enter to open Notepad.
  • Copy and paste the below syntax into a text editor.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftWindows Defender Security CenterNotifications] "DisableNotifications"=-
  • Now, click on the File option from the menu and select the Save As button.
  • Choose a location (preferably the desktop) where you want to save the file.
  • Enter a name with the .reg extension (for example, Enable_All_Notification_WSC.reg ).
  • Select All Files from the Save as type drop-down list.
  • Double-click the saved .reg file to merge.
  • If prompted, click Run> Yes (UAC)> Yes> OK to approve the merge.
  • Now you can delete the .reg file if you want.

To turn off all notifications from Windows Security, do the following:

  • Open Notepad.
  • Copy and paste the below syntax into a text editor.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftWindows Defender Security CenterNotifications] "DisableNotifications"=dword:00000001

Repeat the same steps as above, but in this case save the reg file to Disable_All_Notification_WSC.reg.

See more:

  • How to enable Tamper Protection for Windows Security on Windows 10