This is the command that is endlessly repeated:
Sun Jul 22 20:01:28 mm-computer com.apple.launchd (com.google.keystone.daemon) <Warning>: Exited with exit code: 1
Sun Jul 22 20:01:28 mm-computer com.apple.launchd (com.google.keystone.daemon) <Warning>: Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
Sun Jul 22 20:01:38 mm-computer com.apple.launchd (com.google.keystone.daemon) <Warning>: Exited with exit code: 1
Sun Jul 22 20:01:38 mm-computer com.apple.launchd (com.google.keystone.daemon) <Warning>: Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
Sun Jul 22 20:01:48 mm-computer com.apple.launchd (com.google.keystone.daemon) <Warning>: Exited with exit code: 1
Sun Jul 22 20:01:48 mm-computer com.apple.launchd (com.google.keystone.daemon) <Warning>: Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
After trying ds store's suggestion, I continue to receive the 'throttling respawn' every 10 seconds, but now with the addition of "No such file or directory'
7/28/12 2:25:19 PM com.apple.launchd (com.google.keystone.daemon) Exited with exit code: 1 7/28/12 2:25:19 PM com.apple.launchd (com.google.keystone.daemon) Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds 7/28/12 2:25:29 PM com.apple.launchd (com.google.keystone.daemon) posix_spawn("/Library/Google/GoogleSoftwareUpdate/GoogleSoftwareUpdate.bundle/C ontents/MacOS/GoogleSoftwareUpdateDaemon", ...): No such file or directory
You would think ds-store's pointer would had have worked.
Have you searched for "com.google.keystone.daemon" for any reference to it on your computer?
I have not installed Google Chrome, nor had the problem of getting rid of it so what follows is more out of curiosity than troubleshooting… In Terminal, what is the output of the following command. Copy and paste it to avoid errors
kextstat | grep -v apple
After entering 'kextstat | grep -v apple' in Terminal, this was the result:
Last login: Sat Jul 28 23:17:19 on console
You have mail.
Index Refs Address Size Wired Name (Version) <Linked Against>
95 0 0x1154000 0x4000 0x3000 com.globaldelight.driver.BoomDevice (1.1) <93 5 4 3 1>
100 0 0x925000 0x4000 0x3000 com.Cycling74.driver.Soundflower (1.3.1) <93 92 8 5 4 3 1>
120 0 0x4615f000 0x5000 0x4000 com.google.driver.Gild (1.0.0) <5 4 3 1>
What is this indicating?
I should point out once again that all Google related programs have been removed (Chrome, Google Desktop, etc.), however some of the peripheral files may still be present, buried in sub-folders somewhere.
This is everything keystone on my system. I only have Chrome (and only as a backup browser) installed in my user and nowhere else, so it's possible you might find it elsewhere, depending on your settings.
Get EasyFind and search.
This may be the cause. Concentrate on removing that.
I could suggest a command to unload that, but as I have not actually unloaded that driver, I can't confirm the command would work. In other words I can't test it and don't want to put your system at risk if something was mistyped. This driver sits at a fundamental level but that is what I'd be angling to get rid of.
What's in /Library/LaunchDaemons and, same place, LaunchAgents? Also, Accounts>Login Items?
Have you tried EasyFind? Make sure you have show invisible checked and search all files folders. Also check your home folder/Library for LaunchAgents
If you find any in LaunchDaemons or Agents, you can disable them using the following:
sudo launchctl unload -w (space) path to file
or just use sudo launchctl unload -w leave a space and drag in the file.
This can easily be reversed by substituting
sudo launchctl load -w
After hitting return, you will be asked for your admin pword, which you won't see as you type it in, then hit return again.
This won't work for the file roam gave you. There is an easily reversible command for that as well. For that, have a look in /System/Library/Extensions.
'com.google.driver.Gild' does ot exist. The only Google files that i can find are included in System/Library/Google file which includes a Frameworks folder containing 'Gild.frameworks' and a 'GoogleML' folder with a 'GoogleML.bundle.' All other references to Google have been eliminated as far as I can tell. I might also add that I've searched for 'invisible' files and folders as well utilizing Easy Find.
Launch Daemons and Launch Agents related to Google Keystone are no where to be found. The only Google related Launch Agent found is: 'com.google.GoogleML.plist.' Could that be the culprit? I'm uncertain what GoogleML really is.
Meanwhile, the following are included in my Log In items:
Microsoft AU Daemon
I will try your command options if you think that that still might apply.
com.google.driver.Gild' does ot exist.
It does exist. You have already proved that. But it is not something to be found in Finder. It is a process that is loaded in the kernel.
I said "This driver sits at a fundamental level"
It does not have to be removed, it has to be unloaded. using the correct command in Terminal.
I cannot specify the command because I don't have that driver loaded to test it. If you unload the wrong thing, and there are dozens and dozens of kernel extensions, you can make your system inoperable. This is no time for me to try an experiment on your computer.
edit: deleted extraneous information.
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I searched specifically for 'com.google.driver.Gild,' not realizing that 'Gild.frameworks' might be in some way related. Likewise with 'GoogleML.' Since I've been focused on uncovering anything containing 'google.Keystone' and its corresponding Launch Agents, I ignored anything else assuming they were independent. Obviously, I'm getting in over my head at this point. I'm very wary of tinkering with System files for fear of making things inoperable (as you pointed out).
I believe at this point I'll just let things sit for awhile and come back to it later. My head's swimming right now. Perhaps after letting the dust settle a bit, things will make a bit more sense to me and become clear.
Thanks to all --- yourself, ds store, and WZZZ --- for your input regarding this. Much appreciated.
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