Block Chrome Software Reporter Tool

Block Chrome Software Reporter Tool
Block Chrome Software Reporter Tool

Method 1 – Block Chrome Software Reporter Tool Using Windows Properties

In this method, we will block the Chrome Software Reporting Tool with the help of SWReporter present inside the Google Chrome installation folder. By following the steps, you will be changing the properties of the tool and disabling its inheritance, which will then disable the Chrome Software Reporting Tool on your system.

The time needed: 10 minutes.

  1. Go to the SwReporter directoryNavigating to the following path C > Users > YOUR_USERNAME > AppData > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data > SwReporter and right click on the SwReporter and then select Properties .
  2. Click AdvancedGo to Security and now you have to click on Advanced.
  3. disable inheritanceOnce the ‘Advanced Security Settings for SwReporter’ opens, click Disable Inheritance and select remove all inherited permissions from this object.
  4. Apply changesClick Apply and select Yes if prompted in both the Advanced Security Settings for SwReporter and the SwReporter security properties.

    After applying the changes, the Google Chrome Software Reporter tool will be locked from your PC and will never run in the background to scan installed programs.

That’s it. You have successfully blocked the chrome software reporter tool from your PC. This is the first and fastest method to stop this tool on your PC by blocking/disabling it.

However, we also mention alternative steps below that you can try if this method doesn’t work for you.

Method 2 – Disable the Chrome Software Reporter tool using Registry Editor

If the above method of disabling the Chrome Software Reporting Tool fails, you can try this workaround. In this method, we use the default registry editor present in our Windows operating system to disable this tool.

1. To open Registry Editor, press Win + R on your keyboard, type Regedit in the Run box, and hit Enter.

2. In the registry editor, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Policies.

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