GOOGLE IS PLAYING THE SLIME MASTER ROLE
Below are several examples of how to disable this bull roar
from taking precious system resources.
EVEN ON OLDER MACS - (I used MDD running 10.5x)
This started happening to me probably around May or June.
My computer was Held down in some unknown process and then
I installed Little Sntich - and BINGO it's KSFETCH the little
hidden installer that is accessed multiple times daily by Google
My computer was rendered almost unusable when these updates would occur
and it was HORRIBLE because they happen so frequent.
Does anyone know why LITTLE SNITCH does not have a
simple area where you can have the Name blocked as
KSFETCH ? Instead of the IP ect? I thought it would have this feature
but no and KSFETCH gets around this with Keystone
by changing the IP last digit every call.
Amazingly simple and effective.
Google is the robot to fear.
THERE ARE AT LEAST 2 library folders. (depending on how many users on system)One for root user (current user) and one for
administrator (master file set)
You want to target your Master file set first and then do your users LIbray folders.
USING TERMINAL :
by buzzart » Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:27 am
To stop the ksfetch (Google's auto-updater software) from checking every hour run the following in terminal:
defaults write com.google.Keystone.Agent checkInterval 604800
604800 is a week in seconds. Divide by 7 to check daily.
Keystone agent is generating a new temporary executable file on each update check. This is why Little Snitch is asking repeatedly for permission. If Little Snitch were updated to allow regex for name checking then this could be solved. No doubt this would introduce other issues that would need to be considered.
method 2 :
USING TERMINAL :
I have deleted files in LaunchAgents and made the Google files inaccessible = permissions 000 and ksfetch keeps running every hour. The "Do No Harm" company is full of it.
method 3 :
Go to /Library/Google/ and copy it to your desktop. delete GoogleSoftwareUpdate, Lock it and replace it with your old one.
method 4 :
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.
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.