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Disable Security Center Alerts (TTID #348)

Author: TACKtech Team   Views: 67,157 /  Created: October 3, 2004
After applying Microsoft Windows XP SP2 (Service Pack 2), Security Alerts beings to popup from the SysTray.

Open Registry Editor.

Locate the key:

Set the following three items to 00000001 to disable the alerts.

  • AntiVirusDisableNotify
  • FirewallDisableNotify
  • UpdatesDisableNotify
Close Registry Editor.

Registry Editor
Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center]
Values Names: AntiVirusDisableNotify
Data Type: REG_DWORD
Values: 00000001 = Do Not Display Alert
00000000 = Display Alert

WARNING: Use the information provided at your own risk. Always backup your system prior to modifying the registry. Serious problems may occur that require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved.

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