Adjust notification settings in Malwarebytes for Windows

Document created by dshull Employee on May 11, 2017Last modified by jyamada on Apr 18, 2018
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Malwarebytes for Windows displays pop-up notifications to keep you informed of scans, upgrades, Real-Time Protection events, and threats on your computer.  To adjust your notification settings in Malwarebytes for Windows, go to the Settings > Application tab.


  1. Open Malwarebytes for Windows.

  2. Click the Settings > Application tab.

  3. Scroll down to the Notification section.

  4. From the Notifications section, you can configure the following settings:
  • Turn off non-critical notifications
    Toggle the Show Malwarebytes notifications in the Windows System Tray setting to the off position.


  • Choose how long notifications appear
    Next to Close notifications after, click the menu to choose how quickly notifications close.


  • Turn off Real-Time Protection notifications
    Toggle the Show Notifications when Real Time Protection settings are turned off setting to the off position.


Critical notifications

Turning off notifications in Malwarebytes for Windows doesn't turn off critical notifications.  Critical notifications require user action.  The following types of notifications are considered critical:

  • expiration notices
  • renewal reminders
  • Real-Time Protection blocked a threat
  • scan detected a threat
  • updates are out of date
  • reboot required to remove threats


To see a list of Malwarebytes for Windows notifications, refer to the Malwarebytes for Windows User Guide, Appendix A: Notification Window Examples.


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