Security Center Alert Warning Notification

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How to Disable or Enable the Security Center Alert Warning Notification in Vista
Synopsis
This will show how to Enable or Disable Security Center warning Notifications in Windows Vista.
How to Disable or Enable the Security Center Alert Warning Notification in Vista

information   Information
Security Center alerts you when your security software is out of date, turned off, or when your security settings should be strengthened. Security Center monitors the following: Firewall, Automatic updating, Antivirus, Antispyware (EX: Windows Defender), Internet security settings, and UAC (User Account Control).
Note   Note
To enable or disable a specific Security Center Alert Warning Notification for a type of security programs, see: How to Disable or Enable a Specific Security Center Alert Notification in Vista instead.

EXAMPLE: Security Center Alert Warning Notification
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Here's How:
1. Open the Control Panel. (Classic View)​
2. Click on the Security Center icon.​
NOTE: If Security Center is turned off (disabled), then
see: How to Disable or Enable the Security Center in Vista to enable it again so you can perform the steps below.​
3. Click on the Change the way Security Center alerts me option. (See screenshot below)​
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4. To Disable All Security Center Notifications Completely
A) Click on Don't notify me and don't diplay the icon (not recommended). (See screenshot below step 6)​
B) Go to step 7.​

5. To Partially Disable Security Center Notifications
NOTE: You will only be notified with the Security Center icon on the notification area system tray.​
A) Click on Don't notify me, but display the icon. (See screenshot below step 6)​
B) Go to step 7.​

6. To Enable Security Center Notifications
A) Click on Yes, notify me and display the icon (recommended). (See screenshot below)​
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7. Close Security Center.​
That's it,
Shawn



 
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OK - I am having the same problem but when I follow your directions I can not turn the firewal on. Everything is ghosted and it says that some settings are controlled by group policy. I have no clue what this means...my friend installed and takes care of my IT stuff but moved and now I am on my own and In the Dark with all of this...
Thanks!
 
Hi InTheDark,

Welcome to the forum. :party:

Are you using Windows Firewall or another 3rd party firewall?
Is it ghosted (grayed) out with the notifications enabled?

I do not think this is your only problem. It sounds like you have a setting in the Local Group Policy Editor configured wrong.

Can you describe your problem with anymore details?

Shawn
 
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