Windows 10 Home - Hot do you disable Anti-virus notifications?


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    Windows 10 Pro Ghost Spectre 21H1 (2009) 19043.1021 x64 SUPERLITE
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    Windows 10 Home - Hot do you disable Anti-virus notifications?


    Windows 10 Home 10.0.19041.985 x64 - I have disabled notifications for security and other apps. I have disabled Windows Defender for performance reasons. I am an advanced user, have NEVER used anti-virus on ANY computer I've ever used since I started with MS-DOS so don't start with "you shouldn't use a computer without anti-virus" lecture, that's not what this thread is about.





    And yet with every reboot I keep getting nagged to turn on virus protection.



    Is there any way to disable these anti-virus notifications without completely disabling all notifications?
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
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    Search for a utility that mimics the installation of a replacement anti-malware utility i.e that turns off Windows security by pretending that it is taking over the job.
    I have seen reference to their existence in other threads.
    See DefenderControl - disable WD - mngerhold #6 - TenForums


    Denis
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    Windows 10 Pro Ghost Spectre 21H1 (2009) 19043.1021 x64 SUPERLITE
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    Thanks - I just tried Defender Control, added it to exclusion list, rebooted but still get nagged.



    Grrrrrr at Microsoft. Incidentally, the tool doesn't pose as any anti-virus according to the publisher's (Sordum) website, it merely provides a way to enable/disable Defender.
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
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    @mngerhold

    Martin,

    Can you help this OP with Defender Control?

    All the best,
    Denis
    Last edited by Try3; 11 Mar 2023 at 00:24.
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  5. Posts : 5,459
    Windows 11 Home
       #5

    Try this
    Code:
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows Defender Security Center\Notifications" /v "DisableNotifications" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f
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    Windows 10 Pro Ghost Spectre 21H1 (2009) 19043.1021 x64 SUPERLITE
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    Thanks TairikuOkami! It worked! I thought I was going have to live with that constant nag. I hit all the search engines but produced no useful results. You're a Rock Star!



    Reg key added, exported for future use on my other Windows 10 systems along my my dozens of other reg hacks (command line auto-complete was another reg hack I had to find).
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
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    ClippyBeer said:
    I just tried Defender Control, added it to exclusion list, rebooted but still get nagged.
    And did you click on the Disable WD button?



    Denis
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    Windows 10 Pro Ghost Spectre 21H1 (2009) 19043.1021 x64 SUPERLITE
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       #8

    Defender was disabled before I even started this thread along with updates.





    Remember, the reason I was receiving those nags was because Defender was disabled.
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