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Disable Windows XP Security Alerts

I’m sure you have noticed those popup balloons next to your system tray in your taskbar telling you that your computer may be at risk because something like your firewall is off or Automatic Updates is turned off. These messages are generated automatically by the Windows security alerts. They will pop up when Windows detects some sort of security issue with your computer. Then you can click on the balloon message to get more information about the problem and then fix the problem if you choose to do so.

Many people find these alerts annoying and are aware of the information that these messages are telling them and don't want to be reminded about it constantly. If you have these settings this way for a reason and don’t want to be reminded by Windows about it then you can turn off these alerts and it's very easy to do.

To do so simply click on Start, Settings and Control Panel or Start Control Panel and double click on Security Center.

From there click on the link that says Change the way Security Center alerts me. Then you will have the option to turn off alerts for your Firewall, Automatic Updates and Virus Protection. Just uncheck the box for the item you don’t want to be reminded about and click Ok.


Related Tips:
Configuring the Windows Firewall in Windows XP
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Configuring Automatic Updates in Windows

 

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