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Permanently remove updater from Google Earth 5
Authored by: etresoft on Apr 24, '09 05:09:08AM
All of this is way too much work. Just add the following lines just after the "" line in the file:
 <key>disabled</key>
 <true/>
If that is too much work, this should also do it:launchctl -w unload ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.google.keystone.agent.plist

I also strongly recommend Little Snitch

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Permanently remove updater from Google Earth 5
Authored by: etresoft on Apr 24, '09 05:11:50AM

To follow up: On my system, the only file I need to change was "~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.google.keystone.agent.plist". I have heard that some people have additional launchd files in /Library or /System/Library. You may have to apply the same fix to the other files. Furthermore, there no guarantee that GoogleEarth, to whom we've all dutifully given our admin passwords when installing, will not remove this disabled key. It seems to be holding on my system. GoogleEarth is fully functional and I can update on my own schedule. If any of that changes, I'll know about it due to LittleSnitch.



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Permanently remove updater from Google Earth 5
Authored by: kyngchaos on Apr 24, '09 05:15:21AM

I did this a while back, based on discussions at MacInTouch. Works just fine.



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