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I briefly installed Chrome on OSX Mavericks. I hated using Chrome, and deleted it. My user account "manages" web browsing for me, so only websites authorised by me are allowed access. I do this so I can keep track of which websites software installed on my Mac are really accessing.

To my surprise, "Google Software Update" seems to be installed on my Mac, and is trying to connect to google analytics. I deleted Chrome, so I don't see why this should be installed.

Using Finder, I can't find any "Google" software using the search feature.

How can I remove this ? I feel it is a violation of my privacy, considering I removed Chrome.

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You can’t. By installing Chrome, you have permanently donated your soul and PII to the Great Satan. –  kinokijuf Mar 19 '14 at 6:42
More seriously, according to this page, the command to do it is sudo /Library/Google/GoogleSoftwareUpdate/GoogleSoftwareUpdate.bundle/Contents/Resour‌​ces/GoogleSoftwareUpdateAgent.app/Contents/Resources/install.py --uninstall –  kinokijuf Mar 19 '14 at 6:47
Thanks. They are completely evil. I'm never going to install google software again. –  John Mar 19 '14 at 14:27
I have the directory ~/Library/Google/GoogleSoftwareUpdate/GoogleSoftwareUpdate.bundle/Contents/Reso‌​ur‌​ces/GoogleSoftwareUpdateAgent.app/Contents/Resources/, but it doesn't contain install.py. What should I do? –  MattDiPasquale Nov 12 '14 at 4:08
@MattDiPasquale: checkmy answer below, I have stated what is the new command. –  Henrique de Sousa Jan 27 at 0:26

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The new command line is now the following:

sudo ~/Library/Google/GoogleSoftwareUpdate/GoogleSoftwareUpdate.bundle/Contents/Resour‌​ces/GoogleSoftwareUpdateAgent.app/Contents/Resources/ksinstall --uninstall

Preferably, you may want to replace the --uninstall by the --nuke option. The former supposedly leaves somes files, while the latter removes them.

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As of OS X Yosemite 10.10.2, this does not work. Google must have renamed something. –  Chuck Krutsinger Mar 24 at 22:26
Why the downvote? I have reinstalled Yosemite 10.10.2 last week and I still haven't redone the process. So now I have just tried the uninstall process and it's still working!! So please, try again, this time type the command instead of copy/pasting it, and upvote again, because it IS working! I'm using Chrome 41, and to test it, just do "About Chrome" and update process will fail. –  Henrique de Sousa Mar 24 at 22:49
Henrique - I did not down vote you. I simply left my comment there for future searches. I have already uninstalled Chrome. But before I did, there was no kinstall program. I guess our two systems are just different. Apologies for any confusion. –  Chuck Krutsinger Mar 24 at 23:44
I'm sorry for the confusion. I did reinstall Yosemite 10.10.2 a week ago and installed Chrome 41 Stable Release. If you wish, you can find the kinstall by performing the following command: find / -name kinstall –  Henrique de Sousa Mar 25 at 0:07
It seems as though google renamed the file to ksinstall . –  Mixologic Apr 5 at 18:42

On their official help page, they only mention disabling the checks:

To disable Google Software Update from checking for updates, execute the following in the Terminal application:

$ defaults write com.google.Keystone.Agent checkInterval 0
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