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How to remove software_reporter_tool


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#1 daimonionen

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Posted 26 July 2016 - 08:55 AM

from google. How do I remove it?



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Posted 26 July 2016 - 09:39 AM

Hello

 

Do you mean the software reporter tool used by Google Chrome to send information if something is interfering with Chrome?


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#3 daimonionen

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Posted 26 July 2016 - 09:44 AM

I don't know. I searched for it, and many talk about this program called software reporter tool, and how it's related to chrome, but... I dunno. It's in my user data, SWReporter folder and it's called sofware_reporter_tool.exe

Norton says it's from google inc.


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Posted 26 July 2016 - 09:45 AM

That tool is legitimate. It doesn't need to be removed :)

 

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http://www.tenforums.com/software-apps/22007-anyone-know-what-software-reporter-tool.html

https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/chrome/bFhfVkR-ENo

 

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#5 daimonionen

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Posted 26 July 2016 - 09:47 AM

But what if i still want to remove it? Some claim it's essencially malware and should be removed. All the solutions I've found seems rather complicated. Or they say stuff like remove it from add/remove programs, but it's not there. Malwarebytes can't find it when i scan for it.


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Posted 26 July 2016 - 09:54 AM

It is part of Chrome, so it can't be removed without also removing chrome :(. Basically software_reporter_tool.exe is part of the Chrome Cleanup Tool, and it is part of chrome, although you can download it separately in case chrome doesn't launch

 

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Posted 04 August 2016 - 08:31 AM

The only thing? It is not an extension, but a part of chrome. If you can go to chrome://conflicts, you have it installed too

 

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