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How to Stop Google Chrome Software Reporter Tool

How to Stop Google Chrome Software Reporter Tool

How to Stop Google Chrome Software Reporter Tool – The Software Reporter Tool is a process that monitors chrome and report if any of the add-Ons are obstructing the normal functioning of the browser. The tool is having connection with internet only for recognizing program which may conflict with it. It is an executable file of 54 KB named “software_reporter_tool.exe“. The problem is seen when there is high CPU usage or you see an error message “Google Chrome Software Reporter Tool has stopped working”. In such case you can disable or remove it. The steps to stop Google chrome software reporter tool is explained below. First of all search the path where you have options to stop or deactivate it.

 

Where do you get Software Reporter tool as executable file?

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

How to Stop Google Chrome Software Reporter Tool

Follow the path given above with correct Username. Although it is pretty simple and straightforward to remove, uninstall or delete the content of the folder or either rename the executable file. But doing so offers only temporary relief as Google starts pushing the tool back again, whenever you update the web browser.

 

It is recommended to remove the permissions so that no user has the access to the folder. How to do it? Just Right click on the folder SwReporter and select Properties from the menu. Now Properties dialog box will open where you will navigate to Security tab.

How to Stop Google Chrome Software Reporter Tool

Now user needs to select Advanced Option and choose for “Disable inheritance” option. When done, the action will remove all inherited permissions from the object. At last select Apply and press the OK button. Applying this no other intimated user will have access to the Software Reporter tool and therefore no updates would be applied in it.

How to Stop Google Chrome Software Reporter Tool

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