How do I get Windows Defender notifications to return after a W8.1 reinstall?

I recently reinstalled Windows 8.1 (64). Before, Windows Defender regularly would produce pop-up notices with a "bing" stating it was taking steps to clean detected malware.

Post reinstall, Defender is no longer giving these notifications. Real-time protection is turned on. Defender is indeed on by checking in misconfig.

Q - How do I get the Defender notices to return? I prefer to have them as they are a sure sign Defender is working.

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