- Aug 17, 2014
Google explains in a blog post on its Security blog, that several factors played a role in the decision making process to terminate the tool and remove it from its Chrome web browser.
The company detected a constant decline in unwanted software findings on Windows PCs over the years. Last month, Chrome's Cleanup Tool returned hits on just 0.06% of all scans that it initiated on Windows. Complains, also in decline according to Google, still make up about 3% of all complaints in the past year.
Starting in Chrome 111, the Chrome Cleanup Tool is no longer part of the Chrome browser; this includes the Software Reporter Tool.
Google removed the Chrome Cleanup Tool from Chrome 111 on Windows; this means that Chrome won't scan Windwos PCs periodically anymyore.
Posted by Jasika Bawa, Chrome Security Team Starting in Chrome 111 we will begin to turn down the Chrome Cleanup Tool, an application dis...