Adjust notification settings in Malwarebytes for Windows

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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.

 

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  • updates are out of date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

 

Toggle non-critical notifications in Malwarebytes for Windows

  1. Open Malwarebytes for Windows.

  2. Click the Settings > Application tab.
    Image of Application tab under the Settings menu of Malwarebytes on Windows device.

  3. Scroll down to the Notification section.
    Image of Notifications tab under the Settings menu of Malwarebytes for Windows.

  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.
    Image of Notifications Windows System Tray toggle option in Malwarebytes on Windows device.

 

  • Choose how long notifications appear
    Next to Close notifications after, click the menu to choose how quickly notifications close.
    Image of Close notifications after menu options found in Malwarebytes on Windows.

 

  • Turn off Real-Time Protection notifications
    Toggle the Show Notifications when Real Time Protection settings are turned off setting to the off position.
    Image of Show Notifications when Real Time Protection settings are turned off menu option in Malwarebytes for Windows.

 

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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