Opt out of Chrome Updates


#1

How can I keep Chrome from updating? I’ve uninstalled it & installed an older version numerous times but it keeps updating. All the features on my website won’t work with the latest version so every time I need to work on my website (which is usually daily) I have to go thru this. Very annoying & time consuming.


#2

Go to Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Services then scroll down to the two Google Update entries, right-click on eack and select Properties. Change the Start Type to Disabled and, if the service is currently running, select Stop.

Then go back to Control Panel>Admin Tools and select Task Scheduler, in the left pane select Task Scheduler Library and right-click on the two Google Update entries there and select Disable.

This will stop background updating but I am not certain that it will prevent Chrome from still trying to update while you are using it. I’m sure you already know that running an older version can be a security risk so I suggest you only use Chrome for that one purpose and use another up-to-date browser for all other purposes.


#3

I think what you should be looking for is a portable edition of the Chrome version in question.

Which version number are you looking for?

A search for “Portable Chrome” with your version number might help.

For example, if you’re looking for Chrome 67, you could search for “Portable Chrome 67” and see what comes up.


#4
  1. On your Chrome browser’s address bar, type in ‘about:plugins’ and hit ENTER.
  2. Find the plugin called 'Google Update ’ and click disable .
  3. Restart your browser for the changes to take effect.

#5

Thank you for the info but I can’t find Administrative Tools. Could you tell me where to find them, please?


#6

Sorry, I forgot that some people use the category layout in Control Panel rather than icons, Admin Tools are under the System and Security group.