Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2012 6:55 AM (in response to Rodko)
You must have installed some sort of Google software, because it installed a background updater that changes ports.
Even if uninstalled all Google software, this background process continues.
You can choose to uninstall all Google software and the background updater here
Or you can set that ksfetch process to allow no outbound connection forever in Little Snitch.
However it might be if any Google software your using detects the Google background updater isn't working may go and reinstall it, I don't know how if this will affect LittleSntich or not and if it will continue blocking it or Google will fill up your boot drive with copies of Google background updater.
Google is a purely evil company, they use Mac's there and know Mac users like to use LittleSnitch, so they screw around and cause people problems.
Google doesn't even provide a uninstaller for their Software updater, this is basically malware.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 29, 2012 11:10 PM (in response to ds store)
----to ds store---
Yes you are right.
Thanks to you I've solved my google problem. 1000 times per day I had to kill this peace os sh*t ksfetch ( nobody ).
Each time there was a new IP so Little Snitch could not set a deny rule for this ksfetch,
The thing was that I've uninstalled Chrome via AppZapp but this app did not delete/uninstall everything.
So from me You'll get 10 points.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2012 5:41 AM (in response to Rodko)
The problem come from the folder "Library" > "Google" > "GoogleSoftwareUpdate"
My solution, is to set all the permitions of this folder to "no acces" (chmod 000).
You can do that selecting "GoogleSoftwareUpdate" and type Cmd i.
Then edit the permitions and set all them to "no acces"
You can also do that using a ftp software.
The path is: /Library/Google/GoogleSoftwareUpdate or file://localhost/Library/Google/GoogleSoftwareUpdate/
Then you have to set the permitions to chmod 000
So there is no more "ksfetch ( nobody )" with little snitch
Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2012 5:53 AM (in response to Lo2)
thanks for that Lo2 and to Ds Store ..just located the folder and have done that .. fingers crossed it dont bug me while were recording a vocal on Logic ....many thanks for your help ..cheers Rodko
Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2012 11:36 AM (in response to Rodko)
I'm having the same problem and don't understand the solution. Lo2 where do I type Cmd i? I'm not good with my mac.... sorry. Could you explain it so a beginner could understand? Thank you.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 1, 2012 7:15 AM (in response to ssk01)
first go to your home folder, then to the library folder. Inside the library folder you will find a folder called Google. Inside the google folder there is a folder named GoogleSoftwareUpdate. Highlight this folder and click cmd i. The window that pops up is what you need. At the bottom of this window, you will find sharing and permissions. This is where you would change the settings for the folder.
Hope that helps!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 1, 2012 8:28 AM (in response to ssk01)
That is cmd plus the i key. (⌘+i) simultaneously.
The same dialogue box can be accessed by right-clicking on the folder and selecting 'get info'.
Incidentally, if you trash the contents of the folder and then lock the folder (checkbox at the top of the info window) that will also prevent anything being written to it.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 11, 2012 7:25 AM (in response to Rodko)
You can get rid of Google's update frequency by using the terminal command -
But google seems to have messed up the actual command...drop the $ from their command line and it should work.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 22, 2012 6:57 PM (in response to Lenon2211)
Thanks for the helpful breakdown!
I too am not that computer savy... I got to the "sharing and permissions" sub-tab you described, it gives me 3 names and priviledges: me, staff (I'm not sure whom this refers to), and everyone. I can only set no access to the "everyone" part - is this it?