Just an FYI incase it’s helpful.. I have had Google Earth in my computer for over a year. The update issue started only today for me. Last week I had to register for a GoogleGroup for a work project. So it must have installed itself then. I suspect it may be checking my GoogleGroup for new postings?, but I already set up my mail to auto-forward from there to my mailbox. I’ll try to disable the updater.
thanks