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23 minutes ago, dcollins said:

Thanks for the clarification. There are a few notifications that are not disabled when turning off that option, and they're usually related to scan activity.

Can I turn them off? Cos, getting that pop-up during a game telling me 'nothing is wrong' seems a bit unneeded.

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Unfortunately no, however I have been told that they do intend to rework the entire notifications system to provide more granular control over it in the future, though such a large change would probably be reserved for a major release (something like a version 4.0, I'm thinking) meaning it's probably not going to happen any time soon.  But hopefully they will decide to make this particular notification honor the enable/disable notifications setting, because then at least you could turn it off if you wanted along with the others.

That said, I personally wouldn't want my security software running scans while I'm gaming anyway, since scans tend to be a pretty resource intensive process, so I'd probably suspend scanning during gaming sessions were it me (though I personally don't use scheduled scans anyway, and just rely on the more proactive real-time protection more than anything and just occasionally run a manual Threat scan to double-check, but that's just me; I don't even like Windows Updates to occur automatically as I'm a bit of a control freak when it comes to such things and tend to eschew any "automatic" or "scheduled" resource intensive and/or potentially system-altering "maintenance" tasks like scans and major software updates).

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