Windows users should delete QuickTime ASAP


Apple is killing QuickTime for Windows.
Apple is killing QuickTime for Windows.
Photo: Apple

Apple is finally giving up on QuickTime for Windows, but the company doesn’t plan to fix a few critical flaws that still linger with the software.

If for some reason you’re still using QuickTime for Windows, it would be a really good idea to just uninstall it right now.

The US Department of Homeland Security is advising all Windows users to uninstall QuickTime as soon as possible, after it was revealed that Apple no longer plans to issue security updates for the software.

Security firm Trend Micro recently discovered two serious vulnerabilities that will go unfixed, both of which could allow an attacker to take full control of a PC running QuickTime. The vulnerability does not effect QuickTime on Mac though.

There have been no reported uses of the vulnerability in the wild, however, that could easily change in the future. QuickTime for Windows is still available for direct download from Apple’s website, even though the software hasn’t been updated since January.

If you have been using iTunes on your PC you may be running QuickTime and need to uninstall. To do so, go Control Panel >> Category View >> Programs >> Uninstall a program. Select QuickTime, click uninstall, and you’ll finally be free.
Via: PCWorld


Daily round-ups or a weekly refresher, straight from Cult of Mac to your inbox.

  • The Weekender

    The week's best Apple news, reviews and how-tos from Cult of Mac, every Saturday morning. Our readers say: "Thank you guys for always posting cool stuff" -- Vaughn Nevins. "Very informative" -- Kenly Xavier.