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Is it possible to disable the visual alerts of Windows Defender on Windows 8 but still leave the program activated? If so, how?

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If you are not notified of a detected infection what good is the program? – Ramhound Apr 19 '13 at 19:24
It is a lab environment where we're developing something. Want to leave Defender activated but don't want the constant alerts. – Windows Ninja Apr 19 '13 at 19:30

  1. In msconfig/services you need to uncheck Windows Defender.
  2. Now in msconfig/startup you need to uncheck Microsoft Windows Operating System where the command line is

    '%Program Files%\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe -hide'.

  3. Restart your PC to enable the changes.

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Won't this disable Defender as a whole? I just want to hide the alerts. – Windows Ninja Apr 19 '13 at 19:31
No, Just alerts will be hidden. – Sepahrad Salour Apr 19 '13 at 19:33
Alright, I will give it a try. Thanks. – Windows Ninja Apr 19 '13 at 19:38

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