How to kill Google Drive File Stream process in OSX?

Using sudo kill -9 <PID>, the process appears to keep itself alive. Every time I try to kill it, the PID changes in Activity Monitor.

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The helper application may be keeping it alive, not sure ... but it's possible to completely shut this application down by killing both the helper application and the stream application by name:

sudo killall -9 "Google Drive File Stream Helper"
sudo killall -9 "Google Drive File Stream"

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