How to disable GoogleSoftwareUpdateAgent permanentlyPost Reply
How to disable GoogleSoftwareUpdateAgent permanentlyPosted: Saturday, November 12, 2016 [05:42:25] - 1
Posted by:rootMember Since:
June 16 2010Posts: 126
No matter what one does GoogleSoftwareUpdateAgent comes back to life after reboot.
I personally do not know what Google updates and does. I just do not trust them.
Deleting following files does nothing, they get re-written after reboot:
So, I changed /Users/USER/Library/LaunchAgents/com.google.keystone.agent.plist to the following, switching "RunAtLoad" to "false" and setting "StartInterval" to a very high number.
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd";>
then setting file permissions to 000 (no access to anyone)
Then I deleted "GoogleSoftwareUpdateAgent" file and set folder permissions to 000 for the folder where this file was:
This prevents GoogleSoftwareUpdateAgent from "resurrection" after reboot.
Google disobeys "launchctl" commands and has no respect for user input by re-setting its services after reboot.
Changes above it can not overcome, at least for now.