Time to Say Goodbye to Quicktime

Quicktime is a media player created by Apple in the early-mid 90's. In many ways it led the way in computer media players. But recently some MAJOR security vulnerabilities have been found in Quicktime. With these vulnerabilities hackers could transfer malicious viruses to your computer. But what makes this more dangerous is that Apple has ended support for Quicktime for Windows, which means that the patch that Apple made to fix these vulnerabilities is not available for Windows users.

What this means for anyone running Windows is that, it is in your best interest to follow the below steps to make sure you do not have Quicktime installed. If so, I recommend you remove it.

To Check for and Remove Quicktime:

For Windows 10 and 8.1

  • 1
    Right click the Windows icon on the bottom right corner of your desktop and select "Programs and Features".
  • 2
    Scroll down the list and if you see "Quicktime" click on it and then click "Uninstall"

For Windows 7:

  • 1
    1. Click the Start menu and select "Control Panel"
  • 2
    2. Click "Programs" and then "Programs and Features"
  • 3
    Scroll down the list. If you see "Quicktime" click on it and then click "Uninstall".

About the Author Tim Dixon

Tim Dixon is the owner of Solve IT Security.

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