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Everything you need to know about Software Reporter Tool

In this article you will find out:

  • how to disable Software Reporter Tool
  • how to protect your data

Are you ready? Let's read!

About process

Software Reporter Tool is a standalone process, part of the Chrome Cleanup Tool. It monitors the installation of Chrome and reports if any additional components affect the normal operation of the browser. And the executable is called software-reporter-tool.exe and weighs about 54 KB. To find the Software Reporter Tool, you need to go to the following path:

C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\SwReporter\VERSION\software_reporter_tool.exe

However, you do not need to know about the existence of this component, since it automatically runs once a week and reports scan results to Chrome. That is, in this way, you regularly check for unnecessary software applications that interfere with the operation of the Chrome browser. And also you can monitor ads and any disruptions on the site. Next Chrome will prompt you to run the Chrome Cleanup tool during the scanning process.

How to interact with it?

In general, the Chrome software reporter tool, since it has no connection to the network, is a safe utility. It does an excellent job with its main task - to ensure that it works correctly with the Chrome browser. However, in some cases, users complain about this tool and want to disable it. Primarily because it consumes numerous resources like CPU when running the tool in the background, as well as when scanning. This leads to a slowdown in the browser, freezing sites, etc. If so, browse through the next part for details on how to disable or uninstall software_reporter_tool.

Let's turn it off

After you routinely delete or rename the folder, Software Reporter Tool you only get a temporary fix for the problem. Google will not leave it just like that and will reinstall the Software Reporter Tool back into the system with the next update of the browser.

If this disabling the Software Reporter Tool does not suit you, then permissions should be followed so that no user has access to the folder. To do this, right-click the SwReporter folder (or the CrashReports folder) in the following path: C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\SwReporter. Now select the Properties tab, then go to Security and select the Advanced tab.

Now click on Disable inheritance and select the Remove all inherited permissions from this object option. After all inherited permissions have been removed, click on Apply and OK.

Once the system is restarted, no other user will be able to access the Software Reporter Tool. As a result, no updates will be applied to it.

Even on the most modern and expensive devices, users are not insured against file loss or damage

Of course, this situation is very unpleasant, so you can't hesitate and postpone the recovery of lost files indefinitely. Remember that the longer you delay the recovery process, the less likely you are to get all your valuable data back intact. Since any actions on the computer (copying, deleting, moving or creating new files in such a section) will lead to overwriting and permanent loss of data, you are faced with a difficult choice of software for data recovery and protection.

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