How to stop or disable CCleaner Alert Popup on Windows 10/8

CCleaner bears the reputation of being one of the best Windows junk, temporary file cleaning tool. It helps you free up some space by automatically removing unwanted files generated by Windows programs and other third-party software. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet. While doing so, it however nags you system with one problem – it frequently displays System and Active monitoring alert popups.

Usually, CCleaner alert popup appear owing to the active monitoring system feature enabled, which runs silently in the background and displays the Alert messages when the junk files size exceeds 500 MB. This nagging issue can be resolved simply by increasing the default 500MB limit to 2GB or more. But there’s a catch here, the option of changing the limit is only available in CCleaner Professional and CCleaner Professional Plus edition.

Nonetheless, users having CCleaner Free installed and wanting to solve this pestering issue can do so via steps mentioned below in the guide.


Disable CCleaner Alert Popup

First, open the CCleaner window. Once you are there, click the Options icon residing in the left pane of the window and switch to Monitoring tab.

Then, from the right hand side of Monitoring tab, simply uncheck the following 2 options.

  1. Enable system monitoring
  2. Enable active monitoring.

The System Monitoring option will monitor your PC and detect whether it will benefit from a clean. Active Monitoring allows CCleaner Free to monitor your installation in the background, for any updates or new releases, so you don’t have to worry about keeping up-to-date.

Feature disabled

Once you uncheck these options, a confirmation dialog box appears on your computer screen. Hit the Yes button.

Disable CCleaner Alert Popup

That’s it! CCleaner will quit bothering you with the Alert popup.

Once you turn off active monitoring system, you will notice not only the CCleaner Alert popup stops appearing at regular intervals but even the CCleaner icon disappears from the system tray area. This should not pose any problem for a user since, one can always manually run CCleaner and scan the system to clean up junk files.

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