3 KSFETCH popup turn off

How to stop the  KSFETCH popup 3 solutions

If you run  LITTLE SNITCH  and  GOOGLE CHROME or any google product you will have a problem with the KSFETCH ISSUES. The Popup apears several times a day dubble and can really hurt when you work. The Port chaning Service try to connect to check for updates.


What is KSFETCH: It is the Google Chrome and Google Tools update fetcher 

Who calls : /Library/LaunchAgents/com.google.keystone.agent.plist 

What is Google Software KSFETCH Update?


How to Stop Ksfetch on Mac  :  

If you have little snitch installed the popup is heavily annoying as popping up about 4 times a hour. To stop that popup you can inter in the TERMINAL following command

 Working Solution 

finally after a long journey 

The simplest and fastest methode is via the mac Terminal change the permission of Google SoftwareUpdate Folder to Chmod 000  no access .

Opern Terminal move to the right folder 

CD  /Library/Google/GoogleSoftwareUpdate

execute :

sudo chmod 000 /Library/Google/GoogleSoftwareUpdate

Make sure you dont have some where else a google update 

locate GoogleSoftwareUpdate

 Enter in the Terminal Google never again call home 

defaults write com.google.Keystone.Agent checkInterval 0


1.Solution via TERMINAL

once a week 

defaults write com.google.Keystone.Agent checkInterval 604800

once a month

defaults write com.google.Keystone.Agent checkInterval 2592000  

Explain : the numbers at the end “604800” are the value till the next update in these case about a week 

 For some reason the form google offerd method dont work  ! Manage google updates 


2. Solution would be to change Folder permission of the folder


to READ only 

Removed it already once on my OS X but after the fresh install had to remove it again after popup 1001. Same error can ocur on any firewall like tcpblock , VirusBarrier that control your internet communication.

the answer is provided by a google groups member and conformed as working just in case need next time fast help. You could need a restart to take effect.

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