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      • #2305706
        AskWoody Lounger

        Whenever I am in Chrome, the Software Reporter tool runs for several minutes, and when in task manager it reports several instances of the tool. Norton also scans it and reports that it is safe. Is there any way to disable this as it is quite cumbersome to the CPU at times. Should I just end the processes in task manager?


        Thanks for your assistance with this question and matter.

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      • #2306346
        AskWoody Plus

        You can end it, but it will start up again.  You can also delete the executable (.exe file) too, but Google will reinstall it next time you update Chrome to the next version.  I haven’t been able to find a way to stop this 🙁

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      • #2306359
        AskWoody Plus

        So try this registry setting (make a .reg file or download attached):

        Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00



        I tried it and it seems to be working.  Let me know if it doesn’t.  There are other suggestions on stopping it from running, but more draconian.

        Willie McClure
        “We are trying to build a gentler, kinder society, and if we all pitch in just a little bit, we are going to get there.” Alex Trebek
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