Alert Options

  • Open the Total Defense Security Center.

To do this, from the Start menu, select All Programs>Total Defense>Internet Security Suite>Security Center.

  • Click on the My Settings option across the top.

The My Settings window appears with the Alerts tab selected by default.

The default option is High-Priority Alerts only.

  • Change to your preferred option for Alerts depending on the below descriptions.
  • High-Priority Alerts Only. Leave the recommended default option selected, if you would like Total Defense Security Center to perform tasks without your notification.

You will still be alerted with suspected malware and intrusion attempts.

  • All Alerts. This option is advisable if you are troubleshooting an issue or analyzing background computer activities.

Enabling this option permanently could inhibit your surfing and computer activities with too many alerts. Such alerts would need your suggestions every time Total Defense Security Center wants to complete a task.

  • Custom Alerts. This is an excellent option to select, if you would like to have complete control on when Total Defense Security Center should alert you.

The security features that can be monitored with custom alerts are described below.

My Security

  • When program access allows an application
  • Scheduled scans starting/finishing
  • Last date a scan occurred
  • Attempts to access monitored items
  • When program access denies an application

My Files

  • You can choose to receive alerts when the last backup job date falls behind.

My Kids

  • You can choose to receive alerts every time the administrator logs in, or any user logs in.

My PC Performance

  • Last performance job date


  • You can choose to receive alerts when automatic product updates start or finish.

Click the Apply button.

Alert options are now controlled as per your choices.

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