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Warning: It's Time to Uninstall QuickTime for Windows

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Trend Micro has put the word out that Windows users should uninstall Apple's QuickTime as soon as possible. The bottom line is that Apple will no longer be issuing security updates for the product on the Windows Platform leaving this software vulnerable to exploitation. Apple recommends users uninstall it. The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team site warns that computer systems running unsupported software are exposed to elevated cybersecurity dangers, such as increased risks of malicious attacks or electronic data loss. Exploitation of QuickTime for Windows vulnerabilities could allow remote attackers to take control of affected systems. For the record, Apple has made it clear that "most recent media-related programs for Windows—including iTunes 10.5 or later—no longer use QuickTime to play modern media formats. These programs either play the media directly or use the media support built into Windows.

 

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