When protecting your PC, Windows Defender often sends notifications that can take too long. Here’s how to manage these notifications (or turn them off completely) in Windows 10.
First, open the Start menu and type “Windows Security.” Press Enter or click the “Windows Security” shortcut to launch it.
In Windows Security, navigate to “Virus & Threat Protection.” Then click “Manage Settings.”
In “Virus & Threat Protection Settings,” scroll down to the very bottom of the page and click “Change Notification Settings.”
The first part, “Virus & Threat Protection Notifications,” controls notifications related to Windows Defender.
If you want to turn off all notifications related to Defender, click the toggle switch until it says “Off.”
If not, if you want to leave it alone, you can independently control three sub-options with the checkboxes: “Recent Activity And Scan Results,” “Threats Found, But No Immediate Action Is Needed,” and “File Or Activity Blocked.
If you want to turn it off, uncheck the checkbox next to it. When finished, close Windows Security, and your settings will be saved. Peacefully finally.