Hijacked settings detection and redesigned Chrome Cleanup (with ESET engine that can detect more unwanted software) are rolling out to Chrome on Windows.

Google has announced they rolled out three features recently to help Chrome users on Windows to recover from unwanted software changes.
When extensions change Chrome settings such as new tab page or search engine, Chrome detects those and warns to restore default settings. If you agree Chrome settings will be reset.

FYI, you can always reset chrome whenever you want by visiting chrome://settings/resetProfileSettings.

Chrome Cleanup on Windows gets a new interface and ESET scan engine, to clean unwanted software

Chrome Cleanup tool which was introduced in 2014 as Google software removal tool, apart from getting a complete redesign, now when you ran it, the tool’s interface shows what software it has removed.

What Programs does Chrome Cleanup tool can remove?

The technology which Google uses in Chrome Cleanup to detect and remove unwanted software has been upgraded, it now comes with ESET detection engine and Chrome Sandbox.

Chrome cleanup manager, Philippe Rivard says “this new sandboxed engine is not a general-purpose antivirus—it only removes software that doesn’t comply with our unwanted software policy.”

What is software_reporter_tool.exe and why its there in Chrome Folder?

Much improved Chrome Cleanup is rolling out to Chrome for Windows users.