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Chrome rolls out its automatic updates very frequently with the ambition of providing you with useful, comfortable and safe browsing experience. Sometimes, new updates either change too much stuff or take ages to download and install. Moreover, what can be irritating sometimes is that it starts to download the update without your permission which might hamper your productivity. Luckily, you can prevent automatic Chrome updates on both Windows and Mac.

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Jan 04, 2013  Google Chrome has a silent auto update feature that neither asks the user’s permission before updating nor alerts them after the update has been applied. It would have been possible for Google to include an option in Chrome that allows users to turn-off auto updates, but Google knows that most people cannot be trusted with manual update. Jul 13, 2014  If you’ve ever downloaded Chrome, even for just a trial (guilty!), you might not be aware that Google have slipped a little bit of hidden software into your Library. This software is called Google Updater, and it secretly “calls home” on a regular basis and downloads updates to your Google software without either asking before, or notifying you after, doing so.

In this article, we are going to talk about how to stop automatic Google Chrome update in Windows and Mac. So, here we go!

How to Stop Automatic Chrome Updates in Windows

It is the easiest and simplest way to stop automatic Google Chrome updates in Windows.

Step 1: Go to ‘Start’ button and type run in the search programs and files field. You can also press Windows key + R to open Run window.

Step 2: Type “msconfig” in the Run prompt and hit ‘Ok’.

Step 3: Select ‘Services’ tab from the System Configuration window.

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Step 4: Search for Google Update Service (gupdate) and Google Update Service (gupdatem). You will find them under Google Inc or you can check ‘Hide all Microsoft services’, which you will find on the bottom right corner of System Configuration window.

Step 5: Now, uncheck both Google items.

Step 6: Hit on ‘Ok’ to continue.

Step 7: Now, your machine will prompt you to restart it to make the required changes.

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How to Stop Automatic Chrome Updates on Mac

In order to disable automatic Chrome updates in Mac all you need is ‘Terminal’ application. Follow the below steps to do the same.

Step 1: Navigate to ‘Finder’ icon (the one which looks like a smiley face).

Step 2: Locate Applications.

Step 3: Go to ‘Utilities’ folder and open the ‘Terminal’.

Note: You can also press Command + Shift + U to open Utilities folder.

Step 4: Now, enter the below command

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defaults write com.google.Keystone.Agent checkInterval 0

Then, press Return key from your keyboard to disable automatic updates for Google products.

Step 5: You need to restart your Chrome in case it’s opened to apply the new changes.

Step 6: That’s it, it is done. After making the required changes your Chrome will no longer check for automatic updates.

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Note: You can easily enable automatic updates by accessing Terminal by using the same command. You can replace 0 with the interval between update checks in seconds. In fact, you can set checkInterval 86400, if you want to check for updates in every twenty-four hours. It is possible to check updates by opening the Chrome menu < choosing ‘Help’ < ‘About Google Chrome’.

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Mac os mojave turn off recently used apps doc. Overall, it is not recommended by Google to disable Chrome automatic updates. Moreover, it also fixes security holes and minor bugs. However, it is the best possible way to preserve your internet data and save you from the annoying notification to install the updates.

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