Getting rid of Google Update

Important note: If you use Chrome, and you follow these instructions you will prevent Chrome from automatically updating. Given the state of the Internet, you don’t want to do that.

I wanted to use Google Earth again, after a while and accidentally installed a new version. Unfortunately, Google had this bright idea of forcing you to install a permanent background task (as root) for it’s “update engine”. That is for a software that I use like 1 time a year.

Luckily, someone already posted on how to weed out this crap, and prevent Google Earth from ever reinstalling it…


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