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Google Updater for Mac has been retired because Google software, such as Desktop and Notifier, no longer require its use. If you had it installed, we did some housecleaning and automatically removed the program for you, using GoogleUpdaterGhostInstaller.pkg, in order to free up processing power on your computer.
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Frequenly Asked Questions

Introduction - How does Google Updater work?

What is Google Updater?

Google Updater is the installer for Google products on the Mac. You can use Google Updater to see which Google software you have installed and to see other Google applications you might be interested in. Google Updater helps keep your software up-to-date by installing updates when they become available. And you can use Google Updater to uninstall Google Software.

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Why is Google Updater installed when I install another Google product?

Google Updater makes the software installation process more convenient in several ways. First, it streamlines the software installation process. Also, once Google Updater is installed, you can see which Google software you have already installed. Finally, Google Updater provides you with a central place for discovering and downloading more Google software. New Google applications are just a few clicks away.

What is the Usage Statistics feature?

If you enable Usage Statistics in Preferences, Google Updater may send non-personal usage statistics to Google. We use this data to help us improve our software.

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What are the system requirements for Google Updater?

You need a Mac running Mac OS X 10.4 or later.

Do I need the password to an administrator account on my computer in order to install Google Updater?

No, Google Updater can be installed without an administrator password. However, to install some applications, including Google Desktop, you will need to have an administrator password. (If you're the only user of the computer, you're probably an administrator. Just use your usual login and password.)

I use a dial-up Internet connection. How long is installation going to take?

Google Updater is designed to download and install programs in the fastest and most efficient way possible; however, if you're using a dial-up connection, it may still take a while to install programs. You can look at the progress bar in the Google Updater window to see how your installation is progressing.

Can I use any Google products if I don't have Mac OS X 10.4 or later?

Some Google products work with Mac OS X 10.3 or later. Google provides separate installers for these. To see which products are available, go to


How do I install programs?

To install a Google program with Google Updater:
  1. In Google Updater, click Explore Google Products.
  2. Click the program you want to install.
  3. Click the Install button.

What if I don't want to install all the programs that Google Updater shows me?

That's fine. You can pick and choose whichever Google programs you like. And you don't have to decide all at once. Whenever you want to add or remove a Google program, you can use Google Updater.

If I choose not to install a program initially, can I install it later?

Yes. Once you have installed Google Updater, you can use it any time to install more software.


How will I know when there are updates or new programs available?

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Google Updater keeps track of the programs you have installed and can alert you when new versions become available. By default, updates are installed automatically. If you don't want to be notified when updates are available, follow these steps:
  1. From the Finder, choose Go > Applications.
  2. Double-click the Google Updater icon.
  3. Choose Google Updater > Preferences.
  4. Uncheck the box labeled 'Notify me when updates are installed'.
  5. Click 'Done'.

Can I configure Google Updater to update only some of my software?

No. Google Updater is set to update all your installed Google software.

Does Google Updater update itself?

Yes. Google Updater keeps itself up-to-date automatically, in addition to updating the other Google software you've installed.


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.

When you install Google Chrome, you're not just getting a browser. Google's automatic update software gets installed behind the scenes on your Mac, without your consent. This how-to explains why it's there, how to manage it and how to delete it if you don't need it.


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All Mac users should be aware that when they install Google Chrome on their Mac, additional software is installed that is able to conduct automatic updates. In general, this is a Good Thing™, except for two things.

1. The user isn't notified that the software is being installed, nor given the option to decline. As a result, a false perception is created that the user is only installing a browser.

2. The update software has a fairly aggressive update cycle and has also been blamed for slowing a Mac down in a mysterious way. [Perhaps the update server wasn't responding.]

What You Need to Know

1. If you install any Google software on your Mac, such as Chrome, Hangouts, Earth, and so on, a Launch Agent and supporting software are also installed.

2. A check is made every 5 hours (18,000 seconds) to see if there's an update for one of the Google apps.

3. If you don't want to delete this auto update software but manage it instead, you can change the time interval of the checks to your liking.

4. If you elect to delete all your Google apps, not just one of several, you may want, for the sake of tidiness, to remove all the Google software. But if you run, say, Chrome again, it will all be re-installed.

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Note: many Mac users disable or delete Adobe Flash from their Macs (or Windows) and use Google Chrome, with its built-in version of Flash, only when necessary to view a Flash video. WIth that in mind, it's a good idea to let Chrome always update itself with the latest version of Flash.

Software Locations

In your own account's Library, that is, /Users/your_account_name/Library as well as the the System Library, that is, Macintosh HD/Library/ look for these files. [If your own Library directory isn't visible, here's how to fix that.]

For example,

If you decide that you're done with all Google software and the auto-updater, delete the directory and files listed above plus the Google apps from your Applications directory.

Inspection & Awareness


If you're keeping the auto-updater and want to get a feel for what Google software is installed, when it was checked, and what update interval is, enter this command from the terminal.

It will look something like this, depending on the Google apps you have installed.

Change the Update Interval

If you'd like change the interval when the check is made, select the desired interval in hours and multiply by 3,600. For example, if you want the interval to be every 48 hours, calculate 48 x 3600 = 172800.

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Then, enter this command in the terminal. [Copy and paste is always a good idea.]

If you want to leave the software installed for future use but don't want any checks to occur for the time being, use a time interval of 0, a numeric zero. For example:

This is probably the best course of action for a temporary disable because the Google software takes up an insignificant amount of space on your drive, is always there if you need it, and you can enable it at any time with a non-zero update interval. In that case, revert to Google's default of 18000 seconds.

Final Thoughts

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If you use Chrome as an alternative for viewing essential Flash videos, you should consider leaving the updater software as-is with its default update interval. Otherwise, you might forget to re-enable and software won't get its security updates.

Some observers have reacted strongly to this surreptitious installation of auto-updater, but in this era of constant security updates, knowledge of the software and the means to manage it is a better course than a hasty scrubbing.