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Every morning, MalwareBytes informs me that there are no threats by throwing up a dialog box with an "Okay" button to confirm I've seen it. This is like getting a phone call telling me that the phone is working. There is no reason for this message--none. I want to know when something is WRONG, not when the program is working. Yes, this dialog times out eventually, but it takes focus away from my work and can interfere with screenshots and other work. You need to add an option to turn it off. I taught software UI design at Microsoft. This type of behavior is arrogant and counterproductive. Stop it.

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These notifications are NOT appearing in the Windows System Tray but in the middle of the main monitor. 

I've been using MWB for as long as it's existed. I have not changed my notification settings as the versions evolve. This is a new problem that has just started appearing in the last couple of months.

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If the notification looks like the following one pictured then it is likely coming from the scheduler in Malwarebytes.  Basically, whenever Malwarebytes performs a scan it always shows a notification even when no threats were detected.  For a long time (in early 3.x builds) there was a bug preventing these notifications from being displayed, however in the version released many months ago and every version since this bug has been corrected and it now shows the notifications as intended:


I would speculate that up until recent months you actually had a much older 3.x build of Malwarebytes installed until it finally updated to the latest release (new program versions are rolled out in a metered fashion which means that many users can remain on a much older build for much longer unless they go to the Malwarebytes site to download and install the latest version or force the update by clicking on the Install Application Updates button found under Settings>Application in Malwarebytes) and this is why you're only seeing the notifications now/for the past couple of months.

Several users have requested that they provide the option to disable these 'clean' notifications so that you only receive a notification after a scheduled scan when something has been detected.  Unfortunately this has not happened yet but they have stated that they do plan to provide greater control over notifications in the future.

With that said, the latest version of Malwarebytes also includes a new feature called Play Mode which can be used to suppress notifications when certain applications are running in full screen.  It is located under Settings>Application and if you toggle it on and use the Manage Applications button you can add whatever applications you'd like to the list and whenever those programs are running in full screen no Malwarebytes notifications should be displayed.

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On 4/8/2019 at 1:19 PM, KJ7BIH said:

These notifications are NOT appearing in the Windows System Tray but in the middle of the main monitor.

On the completion of a scheduled scan run, there is a small notification on the Windows notification area  & that will auto-close itself after a few seconds.  ( that is shown in the preceding post).

From the description saying "in the middle of the main" screen, I would imagine it is likely to be one like this here.

This may appear when Malwarebytes is manually started  & the last operation was the scheduled Scan job.

In that situation, to exit the info-display,  just press the Close X area ( in blue highlight in this sample)  to go ahead with what you need to do in the program.



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