What is software_reporter_tool.exe?

The genuine software_reporter_tool.exe file is a software component of Google Chrome by Google.
Google Chrome is a crossplatform Internet browser. Software_reporter_tool.exe runs a process that scans and removes unwanted programs that may cause problems with Google Chrome. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. Google Chrome is built on the open-source Chromium project and was initially released in 2008. Since that time, it has gone on to acquire roughly 51% of worldwide usage share for web browsers. A majority of the browser's code is open source. Google Chrome features a stable, secure, fast and simple interface. It stands out from other web browser owing to its minimalist UI. Google was founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Ph.D. students at Stanford. Google has since grown into one of the biggest companies in the world, offering hundreds of services, including webmail (Gmail), cloud storage (Google Drive), office software (Google Docs) and social networking services (Google+). Alexa, which provides web traffic data, lists Google as the world's most visited website. Its popularity has led to huge media coverage, including a major critique of the company over copyright, censorship, and privacy issues. Google is headquartered in Googleplex, Mountain View, California, USA.

software_reporter_tool stands for Software Reporter Tool for Chrome Cleanup

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the software_reporter_tool.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Software_reporter_tool.exe file information

The process known as Chrome Cleanup Tool or Software Reporter Tool or Software Removal Tool belongs to software Chrome Cleanup Tool or Software Reporter Tool or Software Removal Tool by Google (

Description: Software_reporter_tool.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Software_reporter_tool.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,304,392 bytes (29% of all occurrences), 873,800 bytes and 9 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows system file. It is a Verisign signed file. Software_reporter_tool.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 38% dangerous.

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If software_reporter_tool.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 10% dangerous. The file size is 3,732,984 bytes. The program is not visible. It is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The software_reporter_tool.exe file is not a Windows core file. Software_reporter_tool.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as software_reporter_tool.exe. Therefore, you should check the software_reporter_tool.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Das Tool wurde von Norton als "sicher" eingestuft, als es erschien. Ich hatte kurz vorher folgendes versucht: Aus dem Adobe Acrobat Reader DC eine PDF als Word Datei exportieren. Zuerst muß dei Adobe-ID eingegeben werden, dann wird man auf eine Seite verlinkt, bei der von Adobe verschiedene Abo-Pakete zum Datei-Exportieren angeboten werden. Da ich nicht möchte, daß an meinen Arbeitsprozessen zusätzlich Geld verdient wird (auch wenn das die modularisierte Bezahlpolitik von Adobe ist), habe ich das Fenster geschlossen. Kurz danach erschien das software_reporter_tool, was für mich bedeutet, daß das Fensterschliessen von Microsoft dokumentiert und "reported", also weitergegeben wird. Meine Freiheit, Angebote abzulehnen, wird also registriert und ich werde in meinen Handlungen ausspioniert. Damit ist software_reporter_tool eine Spyware.
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Summary: Average user rating of software_reporter_tool.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks software_reporter_tool.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving software_reporter_tool issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with software_reporter_tool. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the software_reporter_tool.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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