Windows regularly checks system components like antivirus, update system, user account control, firewall, backup system, homegroup, network, devices, etc., in order to find any issues.
If any found, Windows uses a notification hub called Action Center to provide you messages and recommended actions to mitigate the issue.
This applet lets you manage the components for which Action Center should bother you.
See that flag icon in the system tray of your system? It represents the Action Center. The Action Center notifies you through that icon.
The main page of the applet lists all the items that Windows keeps a check on. It is divided into two sections –Security and Maintenance.
This part displays the current status of the security components of the system – whether they are enable or disabled. Also, any issue with a component is displayed here, which you can solve by following the provided steps.
The components included are –
You can see the current status of the maintenance components of system in this section.
You can view the following components.
By default, the Action Center pokes you if it finds any issue with any of the above mentioned components.
However, you can select specific components for which you want to be kept informed, and discard the rest of the unnecessary, annoying notifications.
Click on “Change Action Center Settings” located on the main page of the applet. It will open the settings on the same page, shown below.
The components are again divided into security and maintenance sections.
Select the components that you want notifications for, and you are done.