Be warned, Error Reporting is there to inform you when something is wrong, only continue if you accept any risk of doing so
16.04 and Above
systemd ignores the Apport Config file, so we need to manage it with systemd.
sudo systemctl disable apport.service systemctl mask apport.service
systemctl unmask apport.service sudo systemctl enable apport.service
Previous Ubuntu Versions
Prior to to the introduction if systemd, we can enable / disable apport using its Config File.
sudo nano /etc/default/apport/
Then we need to change the enabled flag
You also now have the option to Remove the Apport Program.
sudo apt purge apport
sudo apt install apport