How to Stop Google Chrome from Automatically Updating

Here’s how to disable Google Chrome automatic updates on Windows and macOS computers.

How to Stop Google Chrome from Automatically Updating

Google Chrome has been the most popular web browser application on desktop and mobile devices for many years. However, one thing that may frustrate some users is Chrome’s automatic updates that randomly close the browser. You can disable automatic updates to stop this from happening. Here’s our guide on how to stop Google Chrome from automatically updating.

Below, you can find instructions on how to disable Google Chrome Automatic Updates on both Windows and macOS computers. We advise keeping your Google Chrome up-to-date, as frequent security patches and other updates improve the browser’s security and functionality.

How to Stop Google Chrome from Automatically Updating

Disable Google Chrome Automatic Updates in Windows

To stop Google Chrome from automatically updating in Windows:

  1. Open Run.exe by pressing the Windows Key + R.
  2. Type in “msconfig” and hit the Enter key.
  3. Navigate to the Services tab on the System Configuration window.
  4. Uncheck the boxes next to Google Update Service (gupdate) and Google Update Service (gupdatem).
  5. Press OK and restart your computer.

Disable Google Chrome Automatic Updates in Windows

To stop Google Chrome from automatically updating in macOS:

  1. Press Command + Shift + G to open Finder.
  2. Type in /Library/Google and press Enter.
  3. Find and delete the GoogleSoftwareUpdate folder.

You may want to copy the GoogleSoftwareUpdate folder to your desktop in case you need to replace it at a later date. Otherwise, you may need to reinstall Google Chrome to fix any issues that may arise from disabling automatic Google Updates.

FAQ

Why is my Google Chrome constantly updating?

There may be a few reasons why your Google Chrome is constantly updating. One reason might be that a new version of the software is available, and your browser is set to update automatically. Another reason might be that you have a virus or malware on your computer that is causing the updates. You can try resetting it to the default settings if you are unsure why your browser is constantly updating,

Does Google Chrome update itself automatically?

Yes. Google Chrome updates automatically.

How do I stop Google Chrome from updating to Windows 11?

There is no way to stop Google Chrome from updating to Windows 11. Windows updates are on the operating system level, while Google Chrome is a third-party application.

Why do browsers update so often?

New features are constantly added to browsers, and developers need to stay up-to-date to take advantage of these new features. Browsers are also continually improved to fix any security vulnerabilities that may have been discovered. New versions of popular web standards are often released, and browsers need to stay up-to-date to support these new standards.

For more guides and walkthroughs for the world’s most popular web browser, check out our Google Chrome section.