Detect and Block TPM

Trusted Computing Module

check if tpm kernel module is running

lsmod | grep tpm

to stop it

sudo rmmod tpm

name may differ, and multiple modules may exist

add the module(s) to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist to permanently disable support.
e.g. if it returns
tpm_infineon 11836 0
tpm 19616 1 tpm_infineon
tpm_bios 9856 1 tpm

add the following to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist:

#tpm crap
blacklist tpm_infineon
blacklist tpm
blacklist tpm_bios

then run lsmod again to re-check.