How to block the Chrome Software Reporter Tool (software_reporter_tool.exe) –
I noticed my PC was bogged down and the CPU cooling fan has powered up to a higher speed. What’s up?
Google claims the Software Reporter Tool scans your PC looking for malware that may interfere with the Chrome experience. I’m not sure I want Google scanning and peaking inside my computer, at all of the files on my computer. I really have no idea what this app is doing or what information it is collecting, who has access to the data, how long it will be stored, and how it will be used. Since I seldom use Chrome on this PC, I went ahead and uninstalled Chrome. However, the following describes a way to prevent the tool from running. (I already run both Windows Defender and a second anti-malware application – the SRT seems superfluous.)