Software Reporter Tool: What is it and how to block it?

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Last updated: April 25, 2024

If you are reading this article, it means that you regularly monitor the processes running in the background on your PC Windows. And you have probably noticed that the Software Reporter Tool process consumes a lot of memory.

You want to know what is this process Software Reporter Tool et how to block it ? In this article, you will learn more about this Google Chrome add-on. You will also learn how to stop this Google tool from working.

What is Software Reporter Tool?

THESoftware Reporter tool is a Google Chrome process that scans your computer. The sweep is usually started once a week and takes about 20 minutes.

This process is used to find the modules interfering with the normal functioning of the browser. Anything that interferes with a user's browsing experience is reported to chrome. Then based on these reports, the browser prompts you to remove unwanted apps through the Chrome Cleanup tool.

Although this tool is useful, it can sometimes cause overconsumption of memory and causes heavy CPU usage. The consequence ? Slowing down of your computer and crashing other software.

If you are facing heavy CPU usage due to this process, here is how to block it or even delete it.

How to block Software Reporter Tool?

Info: Before you start, be aware that blocking Software Reporter Tool will prevent Google Chrome from finding and reporting harmful software such as unwanted extensions on your computer.

So, we do not recommend disabling Reporter software unless you absolutely have to. Make sure your computer's operating system and security settings are up to date. Likewise, you should also be careful of potentially malicious websites and links to protect yourself from viruses.

Before, to prevent Software Reporter Tool from running in the background, you had to remove all permissions from Software Reporter tool folder so that no user has access to the folder.

Fortunately, today Google Chrome now has settings that can be easily disabled to prevent processes from running in the background.
To access these settings, follow the few steps below:

  • First, launch your Google Chrome browser. Next, click on the three dots in the upper right corner of your browser.
  • After that, click on the option “ Settings » to display the Google Chrome settings.

  • Now, in the side menu of the Chrome Settings page, click on the “Advanced” drop-down button to display additional menus. From there, click on the “System” option.
  • In the section " System", disable the option that says " Continue running apps in the background after closing Google Chrome"

After that, Chrome will automatically activate your changes, so you can simply exit the tab when you're done. NOW,  Software Reporter Tool will no longer work on your computer. And your system memory may finally blow because it is not continuously running Chrome processes even when Chrome is closed.

If in the future you decide toenable Software Reporter tool, you can activate the option again and that's it!