Chrome phones home

Once Google Chrome has been installed on your Mac, it phones home every couple of minutes.

Google Chrome has some nice features, especially the debugger comes in very hand when doing java script development together with the Angular framwork. It allows to directly debug the TypeScript code used with Angular and the debugger jumps also in, when the Firefox or Safari debugger fails.

So far so good, but ultimatly, I don’t like to have a software on my box, which phones home every couple of minutes.

To get rid of the updater in MacOS 10.11 one can call the updater like this in the terminal:

~/Library/Google/GoogleSoftwareUpdate/GoogleSoftwareUpdate.bundle/Contents/Resources/ksinstall –nuke

To just disable it, seet the intervall to 0:

~/Library/Google/GoogleSoftwareUpdate/GoogleSoftwareUpdate.bundle/Contents/Resources/ksinstall –interval=0