Disabling Bitdefender's optional notifications, Windows.

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Scott
Scott Defender of the month mod
edited September 2022 in General Topics

Here is a list of options that can be disabled in Bitdefender to lower the number of notifications to help it be a little more quiet, and in the background. Remember though, that turning off some of those features could be something you may want to leave enabled with a notification (Safepay, Profiles, etc.) otherwise you would need to enable them manually.

The first thing that can be done is on the main BD dashboard is to click on any of the notifications on the Autopilot panel. There may be 2-3 recommendations if it’s a new install. By clicking those and going through the steps it asks, it will remove it from the panel. You may need to enable a feature, but then you can disable it once you’re done. Then it will look like the example below.

For Special offers and recommendation notifications, they can be disabled by going to the left side of the panel, Settings/General are turned off there.

For VPN Premium free trial notifications, and you will not be using the free version, you can uninstall that product by itself, by going into Apps/Apps & features, or from Control Panel/Programs and Features.

If you keep the free version or buy the Premium VPN, notifications and options can be found in the Settings.

Profile notifications can be disabled from the left side panel, Utilities/Profiles/Settings and disable Activate profiles automatically.

Miscellaneous notifications:

Safepay notifications can be disabled by going to the left panel Privacy/Safepay/Settings/Settings and disabling them according to your preferences.

If you want to disable any notification regarding the video and audio (webcam and microphone), that can be found in Privacy/Video and Audio Protection/Settings/Settings. Just remember, if you turn them off, it could take a minute or two to remember why they're not working at a time you may need them.

Also, any threat notifications that pop up in the lower right corner of our screen cannot be disabled, it is there for our benefit to let us know of an issue Bitdefender security has found.

Anyone feel free to add to this list what I may have missed or overlooked, as this is not a locked thread 😊 And thanks to @Gjoksi, who posted some of these insights in other threads.

Scott

All Bitdefender Home Product User Guides: https://www.bitdefender.com/consumer/support/user-guides/

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  • Gjoksi
    Gjoksi DEFENDER OF THE YEAR 2022 / DEFENDER OF THE MONTH ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2022
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    Well done, @Scott, well done! 😊

    Just to add here, how to disable the notification for USB Immunizer Recommendation notification.

    Open your Bitdefender program and go to Protection -> Antivirus -> Settings -> Scan flash drives and select "Autoscan" or "Disabled", do not select "Ask every time".

    Regards.

  • Alexandru_BD
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    A very thoughtful and informative post @Scott, much appreciated. I'm sure it will prove very useful for the members of this community.

    To add here, there are also some privacy preferences that can be customized in Central, when it comes to notifications:

    Simply untick the two boxes and the settings will be applied as described.

    Cheers!

    Premium Security & Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools user

  • Scott
    Scott Defender of the month mod
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    And with the setting adjustments, no critical Protection security features are being disabled, which is the core foundation of our PC and online safety.

    All Bitdefender Home Product User Guides: https://www.bitdefender.com/consumer/support/user-guides/

  • Flexx
    Flexx DEFENDER OF THE YEAR 2023 / DEFENDER OF THE MONTH ✭✭✭✭✭ mod
    edited July 2022
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    @Alexandru_BD - trying to hide his email ID without knowing that it is visible to the moderators 😂

    Regards

    Life happens, Coffee helps!

    Show your Attitude, when you reach that Altitude!

    Bitdefender Ultimate Security Plus (user)

  • Alexandru_BD
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    Premium Security & Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools user

  • Flexx
    Flexx DEFENDER OF THE YEAR 2023 / DEFENDER OF THE MONTH ✭✭✭✭✭ mod
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    Life happens, Coffee helps!

    Show your Attitude, when you reach that Altitude!

    Bitdefender Ultimate Security Plus (user)

  • Tutte le notifiche di minacce che compaiono nell'angolo in basso a destra del nostro schermo NON POSSONO ESSERE DISABILITATE. E' un grosso problema perchè: 1)molto fastidioso 2) se stai scrivendo ti interrompe la scrittura 3) devi sempre eliminarli per poter scrivere 4) stai vedendo un filmato ma il popup ti nasconde una parte dello schermo. Può essere che gli autori di questo programma non trovano la chiave per disabilitare questi popup?