Disabling Google Software Update

October 20, 2009

After installing Google Chrome I noticed a new Update Agent, trying to fetch update information from some Google server. The fabulous LittleSnitch firewall allowed me to block those requests but it is still quite annoying to have an agent running in the background you do not want.

I did some googling and found this solution. By running this from a terminal I hope that the GoogleSoftwareUpdateAgent is now disabled on my system.

~/Library/Google/GoogleSoftwareUpdate/GoogleSoftwareUpdate.bundle/Contents/Resources/GoogleSoftwareUpdateAgent.app/Contents/Resources/install.py --uninstall


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