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Disable Google Chrome Software Reporter Tool​

Method 1​

To disable the Chrome cleanup tool:

#1) Open Settings on Google Chrome.

#2) At the bottom of the page, select the Advanced” option.

#3) Under Advanced, select “System” and turn off the option “Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed”.

This is explained in the screenshot below:

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Method 2​

Software Reporter tool can also be removed manually from the computer. This can be done by removing the Software Reporter tool .exe file that runs on the computer.

Let’s see the steps to follow this method.

Step 1:
Open the RUN dialogue box. This can also be done using the shortcut WIN+R.

Step 2:
To open the Software Reporter tool, type “%localappdata%\Google\Chrome\User Data\SwReporter

Step 3: This will take us to a version number folder that has the software reporter tool.exe file.

Step 4: Select the .exe file and click on the Delete key.

This method is a stop-gap arrangement. The reporter tool will reappear as soon as Google Chrome updates to a newer version.

Method 3​

This method helps to disable the Chrome cleanup tool permanently. This can be done by deleting the permissions for the Software Reporter Tool. As soon as the permissions are removed, the .exe file will not run. Let’s follow the below steps.

Step 1: Open the RUN dialogue box. This can also be done by using the shortcut WIN+R.

Step 2: Type “ %localappdata%\Google\Chrome\User Data\SwReporter” and click ENTER.

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Step 3: Open the Software Reporter Tool folder and right-click to select Properties.

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Step 4: Click on the Security tab and then click on the Advanced button.

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Step 5: After clicking on Advanced, click on the Disable inheritance button. This will lead to another dialogue box, thereby asking the user to make a choice between making the inherited permissions explicit or removing all inherited permissions.

Select the option, “Remove all inherited permissions from this object”. This is shown in the below screenshot. The user needs to click OK on all dialogue boxes to confirm and apply the changes.

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Q #1) Is Software Reporter Tool required?

Answer:
The Software Reporter tool is now an integrated feature of Google Chrome. It is recommended for users who usually find themselves dealing with third-party software that can sometimes be problematic. This tool also has a high consumption of the resources of the computer and therefore some users prefer to block it or disable it.

Q #2) How can one make Chrome use less CPU?

Answer:
Chrome is known for the high consumption of computer resources like memory and CPU, but the good news is that this can be controlled by updating Chrome and working with fewer tabs. Users can keep a check on usage from Task Manager and remove the apps & extensions that are not required.

Q #3) Can the user delete the Software Reporter tool EXE?

Answer:
Yes. Software Reporter Tool EXE can be deleted from the computer either by using Registry Editor (as explained above) or the user can manually select the folder where the EXE file for this tool is located and click the delete key.

Q #4) How can the users upgrade Chrome?

Answer:
Chrome can be upgraded by following these simple steps.

  1. Open Chrome browser.
  2. Click on the More option on the top right of the browser.
  3. Select Update Google Chrome. It is possible that the user may not see this option at all. There is nothing to panic as it simply means that the user is already using the latest version.
Q #5) Does Windows 10 Software Reporter Tool also face high CPU usage issues?

Answer:
Yes. Nowadays, most of us have shifted from Windows 7 and XP to Windows10. However, Windows 10 Software Reporter Tool also faces high CPU usage related issues. It consumes a huge amount of CPU memory, thereby making the computer very slow.

Q #6) Is a chrome cleanup tool available for Mac?

Answer:
No. For Mac users, there is no separate tool called Chrome cleanup tool Mac. Although, Mac users have an option to use the anti-malware tools available on Mac and make alterations to Chrome settings. Mac has integrated tools that can help to detect and delete the software that the user wants to uninstall.

Q #7) How can I use the Chrome cleanup tool for Android?

Answer:
Chrome cleanup tool on Android is not available as a separate tool. The process of removal of applications and extensions is manual and can be done through alteration of settings.
 

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