[LINK] Google Updater

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Wed Nov 7 03:58:13 AEDT 2007

I was mucking around with Picassa and it told me there was a new  
version and asked me if I wanted to update so I said OK and  
apparently got "Google Updater" as well.  Since I run Little Snitch  
and rarely let stuff just connect willy nilly I started getting lots  
of connection attempts from "Google Updater".  This continued long  
after picassa had been updated.  I started to get annoyed.  This was  
apparently running a very talkative daemon without having asked me.   
I haven't found where it starts up - MacoS X has lots of little start  
up nooks not all of which I have found yet.  (I still don't know how  
the Brother software starts up either.  So at the moment I'll just  
have to kill the daemon whenever it starts up.

This is from the Google Updater page.  I still want Picassa and  
Google Earth but I don't much like Google Updater and will nobble it  
if I have to have it.:


How do I uninstall programs?
To uninstall a Google program with Google Updater:

    1. In Google Updater, click My Software List.
    2. Click the program you want to uninstall.
    3. Click the Uninstall button.

How do I uninstall Google Updater?
To uninstall Google Updater, you first have to uninstall other Google  
software on your computer. You can't uninstall Google Updater while  
you have Google software on your computer because we need it there to  
keep your software up-to-date.

    1. In Google Updater, click My Software List.
    2. If you have any Google software (other than Updater), click  
it, then click Uninstall.
    3. Click Google Updater.
    4. Click the Uninstall button. If asked, enter an adminstrator  
account name and password.

Kim Holburn
IT Network & Security Consultant
Ph: +39 06 855 4294  M: +39 3494957443
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Democracy imposed from without is the severest form of tyranny.
                           -- Lloyd Biggle, Jr. Analog, Apr 1961

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