It is highly recommended that you take advantage of the automatic updates and patches that are offered by ITS. The latest updates for Windows and MacOS will keep your system up-to-date with the crticial updates available to keep it running smoothly. It is important to keep the system up-to-date to protect your computer from known security vulnerabilities, which means that your computer could have a higher risk of being attacked by a worm or virus through the network if updates are not current. The links below will provide additional information about the processes used for specific updates. The opt-out option is also available from these links.