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How to Uninstall or Disable Google Chrome Software Reporter Tool?

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How to Uninstall or Disable Google Chrome Software Reporter Tool?
How to Uninstall or Disable Google Chrome Software Reporter Tool?

What is Software Reporter Tool?

Software Reporter Tool is a Google Chrome Application that helps to keep your browser safe from any malicious software which may affect your PC or browser.

The software reporter tool is an executable chrome application that automatically gets installed when you install chrome in your system. This application scans the PC and sends reports to chrome whenever it notices any suspicious software and also when any error occurs in your browser.

The only issue why you may need to uninstall this software is that it sometimes slows down your PC because it is consuming extra ordinary RAM and disk space. Because of this the whole PC gets hanged and all programs stop working. In other cases, some people also have privacy concerns because software_reporter_tool sends the scanned results to Google.

The software reporter tool helps you and having a smooth chrome experience and after disabling it your browser is at risk and to prevent any kind of damage you need to install any other desired anti-malware.

Disable Chrome Software Reporter Tool | Step by Step Guide’?

An easy step by step guide to uninstall or disable chrome software reporter tool by using different methods. Resolve software reporter tool high CPU issue.

Here are some methods to disable Software_Reporter_Tool:

How to Uninstall or Disable Google Chrome Software Reporter Tool?
How to Uninstall or Disable Google Chrome Software Reporter Tool?
  • Through Google Chrome

 

The easiest method to disable software reporter tool is using google chrome settings, just follow the given below steps.

 

  1. Open Chrome and in top right portion click three dots icon; a drop-down menu will open.
  2. Click ‘Settings’ in the menu. This will take you to the settings page of chrome.
  • Scroll to the bottom and click the ‘Advanced’ option.
  1. Scroll to the bottom and turn off the option of ‘Continue Running Background-Apps When chrome is Closed’
  2. Then Click ‘Click-up Computer’ option in the section below. This will open the Clean-up Tool, There turn-off the ‘Report details to Google’ option.
  3. Done.

Now Software Reporter Tool won’t send any result to Google.

How to Uninstall or Disable Google Chrome Software Reporter Tool?
How to Uninstall or Disable Google Chrome Software Reporter Tool?

2) Uninstall Software_Reporter_Tool.exe file directly

The second method of disabling software_reporter_tool is by deleting its file present in your system. Follow these steps.

Press together ‘windows-key + R’ to open Run dialog box, There copy and paste the below given syntax

 

%localappdata%\Google\Chrome\User Data\SwReporter

 

  1. This will open the ‘SwReporter’ location folder of ‘software_reporter_tool.exe’
  • Open the folder numerically named version folder of software reporter tool. There you will find the ‘software_reporter_tool.exe’ file.
  1. Delete that file by right-clicking and pressing delete option.

 

The other way around is that you don’t delete the software_reporter_tool.exe file rather just rename its extension from ‘.exe’ to ‘.old’. This will stop it from functioning.

 

Remember that, when you will update the browser the software_reporter_tool will become functioning again and you have to repeat these steps to stop it.

 

 

3) Exchange ‘Software_Reporter_Tool.exe’

 

Another method of disabling software reporter tool.exe is by replacing it with some other .exe application in your PC. Follow below given steps:

 

  1. Press ‘windows key + R’ and open Run dialog Box, after paste below given syntax and press ‘enter’.

 

%localappdata%\Google\Chrome\User Data\SwReporter

 

  1. This will open ‘Swreporter Folder’. Open that folder and you will find ‘software_reporter_tool.exe in that.
  • Paste any .exe file like calc.exe into that folder and delete the ‘software_reporter_tool.exe’ original file.
  1. Rename the pasted file to ‘Software_reporter_tool.exe and save it.
  2. Done.

 

Chrome Software Reporter tool won’t function now and it will no longer scan your PC and sends reports to Google.

 

 

4) Removing permissions for Software_Reporter_Tool

 

Through this method you can permanently disable the software reporter tool on your computer. By this method even future updates won’t be able to install software_reporter_tool.exe on your system.

How to Uninstall or Disable Google Chrome Software Reporter Tool?
How to Uninstall or Disable Google Chrome Software Reporter Tool?

Follow the given below steps:

 

  1. Press ‘windows key + R’ and open Run dialog Box, after paste below given syntax and press ‘enter’.

 

%localappdata%\Google\Chrome\User Data\SwReporter

 

  1. This will open the ‘Swreporter Folder’ folder. Right click and open the properties of the SwReporter folder.
  • Open the ‘security’ tab and click on the ‘Advanced” button.
  1. After opening ‘SwReporter’ advanced security settings, Click on ‘Disable Inheritance’ option present at the bottom of the dialog box.
  2. There windows will ask you if you want to remove all inherited permission. Click on ‘Remove All Inherited permission’ from this object button.
  3. Done. This will remove all the permissions of the software reporter tool to access SwReporter folder which means now google cannot install this application anymore.
  • Press the ‘Apply’ button and again press ‘Yes’ option on the pop-up confirmation box; in the end click on ‘OK’ option in all the dialog boxes present.

 

Now, chrome software reporter cannot be installed on your system because SwReporter folded is not accessible. You can allow Chrome to install software reporter tool anytime in the future by simply allowing the inheritance.

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