Windows 10 displays different types of notifications, either to inform the user of new mail messages, other applications installed by the user or even the system itself related to configuration, antivirus protection, system updates or something malfunction concrete. On most occasions in relatively easy disabling notifications for certain applications, however, we will show below how to disable Windows 10 security notifications.
From the new configuration page that came with the latest version of the Microsoft operating system it is possible to disable the notifications of many applications such as the mail itself, the browser, the Windows store and other third-party applications. But when the notifications are related to the system’s own configuration, security or Windows 10 updates, things change, because we can not deactivate them so easily.
How to turn off security notifications, virus protection, or updates
On this occasion, if we want these notifications not to appear when you least expect them, we will have to go to the Windows 10 registry and deactivate them manually. Therefore, before anything, it is advisable to make a backup of the registry in case something is wrong to recover the values that we had before the change.
Once this is done, we launch the regedit command from the Windows Run window and navigate to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ SOFTWARE \ Policies \ Microsoft \ Windows \ Explorer \ path. In case there is no Explorer under that path, we will have to proceed to create it right click on Windows and selecting the menu option New> Key and give it the name Explorer.
In Explorer, right-clicking on the right pane again, select the option New> DWORD Value 32 bits and give it the name DisableNotificationCenter. We double-click on the new value we just created and assign it the value 1 in hexadecimal. On this occasion, for the changes to take effect we must restart the computer.
Once you start the system again we can check how all the notifications that Windows 10 showed us about the system configuration, antivirus protection or those related to Windows 10 updates are no longer displayed on the desktop. If at any time we want to re-activate this type of notifications, we only have to follow the same steps again and set the value of DisableNotificationCenter to 0 and will automatically re-activate all this type of Windows 10 security notifications.