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Peter Van Erp

Google Earth update pop-up

I just started get a pop up "Google Earth update helper wants to make changes. Type your password to allow this". 
It pops up while I'm browsing in Chrome, in a typical Mac style Admin graphic.
MacPro OS 10.9.5 
I suspect phishing, although it rejected a spurious password.  I have never seen this in many years of Google Earth.  Is there a way to stop it? 
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Rezwan Razani
Rezwan Razani
I get the same thing. According to another string (which for some reason I can't reply to) you check with this page to see if you're updated https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Earth (it tells you the latest update), and if not, update through the update page.

My app seems updated, so I don't see why the updater is popping up at all. Also, I don't use it, so why would it update. Why today? 8/19/2016. Was something released today?

I think it's phishing and Google should look into it. Thanks!
Rezwan Razani
Rezwan Razani
Thank you Alchemist251! Alas, the link to the thread didn't work for me. I shall uninstall. But first, it looks like nice light on the clouds outside the window. I'm going to go walk on the Earth a few steps. Thanks again for your help.
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Right.  I don't know what happened.  Here's a good link: https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!category-topic/maps/google-earth/ecqO_pffcL8

Shannon Ruthrauff
Shannon Ruthrauff

I just started getting the same thing today. Popped up by itself a couple times and also if I restart. Alchemist thanks for the information! I can't get you link to work either---is there another link to it?

E Kennedy
E Kennedy
Thanks for the info, Alchemist - it just happened to me today for the first time. But, if it's a "well-known" bug why hasn't it been fixed? After all, it's over a year since the last update (May 2015)? Are the constant crashes also well-known?
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Victor Yepello
Victor Yepello
It was Malware. I added my password and the next morning I was locked out of my iMac. Same with my husband's imac.
Had to do a restore both machines and then changed all passwords everywhere.
Do not take this lightly. If you added your password you have been phished.
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