How to Suppress/Disable Security Center Notifications only


  • Guys,

    We are using a 3rd party AV so we disable Windows Defender. Unfortunately, when we do this we receive balloon messages stating that Defender is turned off.

    Obviously this alarms our users. Is there a way to disable or suppress the Security Center Notification without  completely turning off the entire action and notification center?

    Example Link

    I see some examples in the replies from that link I provided above, but am hoping to find out how other organizations are handling this (or if there's a supported/native way to handle it).

    Thank you,



    Tuesday, May 2, 2017 7:25 PM


  • Hi ,

    Go to settings > System > Notifications & actions, under "Get notifications from these senders", turn off "Security and Maintenance" as shown below. Check if it helps.

    Best regards

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    Wednesday, May 3, 2017 6:19 AM