This is on Snow Leopard and MS Office 2008.
Microsoft AutoUpdate is a program installed alongside Microsoft Office.
From the name "Microsoft AutoUpdate", my guess is that this program should Automatically Update the Microsoft products on my Mac in the background.
However, it appears that AutoUpdate only runs after I start a Microsoft Office program. If I don't manually update my system via Microsoft AutoUpdate, the security updates are never installed. I can't tell if this is intentional or a bug with Microsoft AutoUpdate.
If I was to open an infected MS Office document, the following would happen:
- Open infected document
- Get infected
- Autoupdate runs, and fixes the vulnerability which led to #2. But it's too late.
Should Microsoft AutoUpdate be Automatically Updating the Microsoft products on my system?