What does the software_reporter_tool.exe file do?
The software_reporter_tool.exe process is also known as Software Reporter Tool or, as the case may be, Chrome Cleanup Tool and is a part of Software Reporter Tool or, as the case may be, Chrome Cleanup Tool. This software is produced by Google (toolbar.google.com). An obsolete or defective version of software_reporter_tool.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Software Reporter Tool has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Software Reporter Tool has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- software_reporter_tool.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module software_reporter_tool.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about software_reporter_tool.exe Software Reporter Tool
software_reporter_tool.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file software_reporter_tool.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 13,179,660 bytes (77% of all these files), 12,550,776 bytes as well as 28 other variants.
The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. Software_reporter_tool.exe is capable of transmit information from computer to the Internet, record keystrokes, track other applications as well as Change the behavior of other applications. For this reason, 51% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A software_reporter_tool.exe file has a 52% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 13,179,660 bytes (75% of all these files), 3,732,984 bytes, 12,604,536 bytes, 12,650,992 bytes or, as the case may be, 12,241,528 bytes. This file is no part of Microsoft Windows. This software_reporter_tool.exe process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. Software_reporter_tool.exe is capable of modify other Windows tasks, connect to the Internet, interpret keystrokes as well as track other applications.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves software_reporter_tool.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about software_reporter_tool?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Software Reporter Tool or Chrome Cleanup Tool
To remove Software Reporter Tool from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Software Reporter Tool or Chrome Cleanup Tool in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if software_reporter_tool.exe (Software Reporter Tool) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Software Reporter Tool. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Software Reporter Tool or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or software_reporter_tool.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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