Google Software Updater fuckups

Posted on Thu 22 September 2016 in Linux • 1 min read


To disable the ksfetch (ks = keystone) daemon (which comes with google products) there are several ways to do this.

  1. Uninstall the Google Software Update Agent
$ /Library/Google/GoogleSoftwareUpdate/GoogleSoftwareUpdate.bundle \
    /Contents/Resources/ [--nuke] 

The --nuke parameter will also remove ksfetch related stuff.

  1. Set the checkInterval to the maximum (24h). Default is 5h (18000)
$ defaults read checkInterval
$ defaults write checkInterval 86400