Uninstall QuickTime on Windows NOW!
Trend Micro has detected two vulnerabilities with QuickTime for Windows and are now urging Windows PC users to uninstall the software. You can read more about the details of the vulnerabilities at the Trend Micro site. Network World added that Apple hasn’t updated QuickTime 7 since January. It appears there are no plans to release any more security patches. Apple has effectively discontinued QuickTime in Windows, yet still prompts users to install QuickTime using the Apple Software Update software.
According to Trend Micro, Apple is recommending users to uninstall QuickTime for Microsoft Windows. This does not apply to users who have Mac OS-X. Per Fortune, even the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Computer Emergency Readiness Team is warning users to uninstall before hackers hijack affected computers.
QuickTime should already be uninstalling as you finish reading this article, but if you haven’t begun the process, then do it now. It’s a simple process. On your Windows PC follow these procedures: Click Start>Control Panel>Programs>Programs and Features, Select QuickTime and click uninstall.
Since Apple is no longer supporting QuickTime and will not be releasing any patches to fix the exploit, then the software puts your computer at risk. It is always best to keep your apps and software up to date.
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