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Chrome’s Software Reporter Tool Scans Your Hard Drive and Reports the Data Back to Google

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Google Chrome’s Software Reporter Tool scans the computer’s drive and reports these scans to Google.

Google Chrome uses the scan results to determine whether it should prompt the user to remove unwanted software from the computer as it impacts the browsing experience.

Removing permissions so that no user (or Google) may access the folder or run the Software Reporter Tool can help protect your data.

A Google community specialist mentioned that the tool scans folders related to Chrome only, but its scope is not exposed to the user in any way.

Curated from Ghacks

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