Turn off Security Center alerts

You can turn off the alerts that Windows Security Center sends when there is an action you can take to enhance the security of your computer.

  1. Open Security Center by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Security, and then clicking Security Center. Administrator permission required If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

  2. In the left pane, click Change the way Security Center alerts me.

  3. Click the alert option you want. Administrator permission required If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

Notes

  • When you turn off Security Center notifications, you can still see the status of your firewall, malicious software protection, and other settings in Security Center.

  • If your computer is on a domain, your security settings are typically managed by your network administrator. In this case, Security Center does not display your security status or alert you.