Software Reporter Tool is a built-in Chrome feature that scans programs and sites for malware that can damage Chrome, removes it, and reports data to Google. Although the tool is useful, it can take up too much memory space and slow down your computer, so sometimes users prefer to disable it. Read this article to discover what this feature is and how to disable it.
What is Software Reporter Tool and what does it do?
The Software Reporter Tool or the Clean-up tool is a built-in Google Chrome feature that is in charge of monitoring malware, programs and tools that can affect the processing of Chrome. It removes the malicious software and reports it back to Google. You don't have to enable it since it always runs in the background if you have Chrome. It would be okay, but the problem is that it uses a lot of computer resources and can slow down its performance. That's why some users prefer to disable the tool.
Is it safe to disable the Software Reporter Tool?
We wouldn't recommend disabling the Software Reporter Tool unless it's really necessary. Before doing so, make sure that all your other security features are on, the firewall works fine, and try to avoid visiting potentially malicious websites.
How to disable the Software Reporter Tool?
Note: Make sure your computer's security system is up-to-date before disabling the Chrome security feature.
- Open Google Chrome and click on three vertical dots in the upper right corner.
- Go to Settings > System.
- Turn off the option that says Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed.
- Chrome will save the changes and Software Reporter Tool won't run anymore.