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QuickTime for Windows Is Dead, and You Should Uninstall It to Stay Secure

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QuickTime for Windows Is Dead, and You Should Uninstall It to Stay Secure

QuickTime for Windows has dangerous security vulnerabilities that let attackers take over your computer, but Apple won’t be updating it to fix them. It’s time to uninstall it.

Annoyingly, Apple only announced this in a statement to Trend Micro. Apple hasn’t announced it on its own website, and doesn’t seem to be making a real effort to warn people about this outdated program. They’re even still offering it for download on their website with no warning!

If you’re using a Mac, don’t worry. Apple’s QuickTime for Mac is still supported with security updates. Only the Windows version is dead and rotting.

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Re: QuickTime for Windows Is Dead, and You Should Uninstall It to Stay Secure

Evidently they quit including it at some point, my machine does not have it. Running Windows 7 with it being about two years old.

XP users are at risk from something I found.
Assistant Professor

Re: QuickTime for Windows Is Dead, and You Should Uninstall It to Stay Secure

I've been using QuickTime Alternative for years with no problems. Plus it is much smaller than the bloated real thing.
New Member

Re: QuickTime for Windows Is Dead, and You Should Uninstall It to Stay Secure

I hadn't seen it for so long I forgot it even existed.  Just wanted to let those who may have it know about the problem they may have.
New Member

Re: QuickTime for Windows Is Dead, and You Should Uninstall It to Stay Secure

I did too. But I did go looking on this one to see if it was there. phew, dodged one more bullet.
Assistant Professor

Re: QuickTime for Windows Is Dead, and You Should Uninstall It to Stay Secure

I have some old games that use it for video scenes.
New Member

Re: QuickTime for Windows Is Dead, and You Should Uninstall It to Stay Secure

I imagine that on a machine that is not internet connected it would be perfectly safe.
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Re: QuickTime for Windows Is Dead, and You Should Uninstall It to Stay Secure

When I got my new computer I left Quicktime & Realplayer off the install list.... you know, for research.