Google Chrome: Disable Automatic Updates

Are you tried of Google Chrome automatically installing updates? You can disable it on both Windows and Mac machines:

Windows Machines

Open registry editor. Locate:


Add a new DWORD value named DisableAutoUpdateChecksCheckboxValue and set it to 1 to disable automatic updates or 0 to re-enable them.

Mac OS X

Open terminal and run the following command:

defaults write checkInterval 0

To re-enable automatic updates for google chrome use this command:

defaults write checkInterval 18000

This also works for Chromium and beta versions of GoogleChrome.

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