Do you want to delete Microsoft AutoUpdate from a Mac? Maybe you uninstalled Microsoft Office or some other Microsoft applications from Mac, and therefore no longer needs Microsoft applications to automatically update. In any case, you can remove the Microsoft AutoUpdate application from Mac OS.
If Microsoft AutoUpdate is running, exit the program first. You can also force the Microsoft AutoUpdate app from Activity Monitor if necessary.
To remove Microsoft AutoUpdate from MacOS
- From the Finder in MacOS, pull down the "Go" menu and select "Go to Folder" (or press Command + Shift + G) and type the following path:
- Find the folder named something like "MAU" or "MAU2.0" and open that directory
- Find and drag "Microsoft AutoUpdate.app" to the Trash
- Clear the Recycle Bin as usual *
- Close the MAU folder and continue using Mac as usual
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With Microsoft AutoUpdate deleted, Microsoft AutoUpdate will no longer be on Mac or run to update software automatically.
If you still want and use Microsoft apps on your Mac, deleting the Microsoft AutoUpdate program can have some unintended consequences, besides having outdated software from Microsoft, so it's probably best not to remove it if you are A heavy Microsoft software uses, whether it's Microsoft Office, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Edge or anything else.
* You can also delete the file specifically from the Recycle Bin if you want to add other items to the Recycle Bin alone for now. 19659013] If you know of other ways to manage, tame, or remove the Microsoft AutoUpdate program on Mac, share in the comments below!