To prevent Apple’s Software Update from reminding you that its time to upgrade to macOS Catalina:
Open Terminal (in the Utilities folder in the Applications Folder)
Run sudo /usr/sbin/softwareupdate --ignore "macOS Catalina"
Enter your login password if asked, hit Enter and you should get confirmation that “macOS Catalina” updates will be ignored.
With cask, upgrading all of your installed applications (that installed with cask) is done with a single command:
brew cask update
This is an unofficial (community based) way to upgrade applications and only has free softwares on its repository (there is no way to purchase). Advantages of this mechanism are:
It separates system ...
That icon is from http://sparkle-project.org, which is an open-source auto-updating framework. However, it could be embedded in almost any application, since Sparkle is one of the most popular auto-update frameworks in indie Mac software.
Did you recently install new software that has Automatically check for updates checked in the preferences?
Edit to ...
Coincidentally, FileHippo isn't necessary for the vast majority of those apps you listed. Tons of Mac OS X apps use a framework called Sparkle for self updating.
Don't download Sparkle, it won't do you any good. It's a developer tool intended to be added as part of the application's code. The point is that Sparkle (or some other self-updater) is already ...
Try the following steps:
Completely uninstall all the versions of Opera from your Mac.
Reinstall your preferred version of Opera.
Disconnect from Internet connection.
Launch and Quit Opera.
Type this code and hit enter.
defaults write com.operasoftware.Opera OPDisableAutoUpdate true
Reconnect Internet, launch Opera, and select About Opera....
To stop the notifications, go to System Preferences > App Store and disable 'check automatically for updates.' This will stop the notifications. This was from http://lifehacker.com/how-to-fix-os-x-mavericks-biggest-annoyances-1450220339
As no answers are forthcoming, I'll report here my findings.
On 2015-09-16 , before iOS 9 GA, I removed the "Beta" profile from the iPad and rebooted. After reboot, software update says:
Software is up to date
The version of the software is 9.0 (13A4325c)
So it looks good. There's an oddity, though. When I've rebooted (and hard-restart too ...
If you've already turned off Updates in iTunes & App Store and deleted the update in Manage Storage, then your final option is to totally block the update domains
in your hotspot. This will block all software updates to any device connected to the hotspot. 
However, a variety of reliable sources (...
There isn't a general accepted "best" way for non Apple delivered, non Mac App store apps to update. There are many ways, some use linux tools, others reinvent certain wheels, others are scripting rsync/curl in a similar vein to how homebrew is built on a core script and ruby package recipes.
As far as apps self-updating (or at least notifying end users ...
You can probably use a MDM solution to support all your devices (mobiles & desktop eg: Miradore, Jamf etc.)
Check this support document:
Mobile device management settings for IT - macOS restrictions.
You can temporarily block any update (to secure for example a shared mac). Use
sudo spctl --disable --label "Mac App Store"
to block any installation ...
iOS 12 actually sped-up iOS devices all around! I highly recommend you upgrade.
However, if you really don’t want to upgrade for personal reasons, you can install the tvOS provisioning profile for tvOS pre-releases on your iOS device. This should block iOS updates as your phone will be configured to fetch tvOS upgrades, but tvOS updates are not compatible ...
I don't have any apps installed to try this with, but this looked like it might work. The solution is for Mountain Lion, not Mavericks, so it may have changed.
How do I turn off App Store notifications in Mountain Lion
I just discovered the missing solution here:
You can selectively ...
Google has shared knowledge how to disable it correctly. You don't need to remove or mangle any files you have on your system.
You should set check interval to zero like this:
defaults write com.google.Keystone.Agent checkInterval 0
After you done you can update google products from command line or Finder by running CheckForUpdatesNow.command command ...
If you right click the Dock icon and select Options > Show in Finder, you should be able to see the path to the application it resides in.
(If necessary enable the "path bar" in Finder's View menu [⌥⌘P])
You can also use the Activity Monitor app to find that app and in the details, it will show all the open files. With that information you should be able to ...
You can try steps listed below - it worked in case of All2MP3 app, that was taken by rogue developer and changed into malware deployment platform.
Make backup of your original old app version!
Right click on the app and choose Show Package Contents.
Open info.plist file in your preferred text editor (I use TextWrangler)
Search for SUEnableAutomaticCheck
The App Store may not record exactly what everything it does is, but you can try looking a couple places:
/Library/Receipts/InstallHistory.plist has a list of program installation history for the computer (most recent installation at the bottom, with the highest numbered entry).
/Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate.plist will give you the number ...
As others have mentioned, this discussion has some good tips for accomplishing this.
I have not tested any of these solutions as I still frequently use Google Chrome and do not want to delete these files myself.
If your Library contains a install.py file:
The closest I came was preventing all my iOS devices from reaching the update server. This envolves configuring your internet router in order to do so.
Configure your router to block the following domain: mesu.apple.com
Doing so will still allow your iDevice to talk to the Apple Store, allowing you to download/update iOS Apps.
Some routers (like mine) ...
Rename the autoupdate binary.
You should be able to find it in /Applications/Opera.app/Contents/MacOS
Rename it to anything else:
mv /Applications/Opera.app/Contents/MacOS/opera_autoupdate /Applications/Opera.app/Contents/MacOS/opera_autoupdate.bak
Technically speaking, you could delete it, but in my experience, it's always safer to rename (move) it to ...
There are a few problems to consider here:
The screenshot in the question doesn't show the verification of the DMG on mount but the verification on application launch. Mounting a disk image is possible without internet connection.
You need the actual application or the full installer
Like many vendors you may end up with a tiny download that is only an ...
The crash report blames the installer, so the installer ran into a situation it could not cope with.
Can you boot into safe mode (Shift) during startup? If so download the combo update for 10.13.4 and run that.
If not, then the big question is can you boot into recovery mode (⌘r) at startup?
If you can I would first run disk utility and see if it can ...
I ran into this today updating to Firefox 61.0.2 and on restart up came a dialog saying "Firefox is trying to install a new helper tool" prompting me to enter my admin username & password. I'm generally not a fan of typing admin credentials into a dialog box for an application update for a plethora of reasons.
Solution for me was simply to download the ...
You might need to check the boxes "Check for updates" and "Automatically download updates when available" for the download. Also, Check firewall options for allowing connections if denied.
https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/where-are-downloaded-software-updates-stored.1629444/ and as I too verified, updates are located in Library/Updates before install. ...
In the "More about Automatic Downloads" section:
If your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch has an Internet connection and you
turn on Push Notifications, your content automatically downloads to
your device. On an associated device that doesn't support Push
Notifications, your content automatically appears in your iTunes
download queue. You can manually ...