How to Display or Hide Windows Security Firewall Protection Notifications in Windows 11

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This article describes steps one can take to enable or disable Windows Security app Firewall & Network Protection notifications in Windows 11.

Windows Security by default will send notifications with critical information about the health and security of your device.

The security app will notify users whenever Microsoft Defender Firewall blocks a new app. These include notifications about firewalls, antivirus products, Windows Defender SmartScreen, and others.

Some Firewall & network protection notifications are mostly informational, and typically don’t require user actions. In cases where you are aware of what’s happening, you can simply turn off the notifications.

On the other hand, if you want to receive firewall & network protection notifications so you’re aware of what’s happening with your computer, then simply turn it on.

How to turn on or off Windows Security app firewall & network protection notifications in Windows 11

As described above, the Windows Security app will notify users whenever Microsoft Defender Firewall blocks a new app. These include notifications about firewalls, antivirus products, Windows Defender SmartScreen, and others.

Below is how to disable or enable firewall & network protection notifications with the Windows Security app in Windows 11.

In Windows 11, click the Start menu, and in the search box, type Windows Security, then select Windows Security in the list of results.

windows 11 search windows security app on start menu
windows 11 search the windows security app on the start menu

In the Windows Security app, click the Settings button (gear) as the button left of the Security at a glance window.

windows 11 windows security app settings button
windows 11 windows security app settings button

On the Settings page, under Notifications, click the Manage notifications link.

windows 11 windows security app manage notifications
windows 11 windows security app manage notifications

On the Notifications pane, under Firewall & network protection notifications, toggle the button to the Off position to disable.

To enable, simply toggle the button back to the On position.

windows 11 firewall and network protection notifications
windows 11 firewall and network protection notifications

You may also selectively receive notifications only for boxes that are checked next to Domain firewall, Private firewall, and Public firewall.

You will also receive notifications when there are problems that require your immediate attention regardless of the settings here.

That should do it!

Reference:

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/threat-protection/windows-defender-security-center/wdsc-hide-notifications

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to enable or disable firewall & network protection notifications with Windows Security app in Windows 11. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.