Windows users: uninstall Quicktime now

QuickTime is Apple’s media player software. It was originally developed for Mac only, but eventually Apple produced a Windows version. It’s often installed on Windows systems as it’s almost the only way to play Apple’s proprietary Quicktime media.

The current version of Quicktime for Windows has at least two security vulnerabilities. Rather than fix those issues, Apple has decided to stop developing the Windows version. In other words, if Quicktime is installed on your computer, it is – and will always be – vulnerable.

This leaves Windows users little choice but to remove Quicktime completely, and that’s what we’re recommending.

Ars Technica has additional details.

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Jeff Rivett has worked with and written about computers since the early 1980s. His first computer was an Apple II+, built by his father and heavily customized. Jeff's writing appeared in Computist Magazine in the 1980s, and he created and sold a game utility (Ultimaker 2, reviewed in the December 1983 Washington Apple Pi Journal) to international markets during the same period. Proceeds from writing, software sales, and contract programming gigs paid his way through university, earning him a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) degree at UWO. Jeff went on to work as a programmer, sysadmin, and manager in various industries. There's more on the About page, and on the Jeff Rivett Consulting site.

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