Farewell QuickTime for Windows

Do you still have QuickTime installed on your Windows computer? You need to uninstall it. Even the Department of Homeland Security is getting in on the bandwagon suggesting users uninstall QuickTime from Windows systems.

Apple’s last update for QuickTime for Windows machines was released January 2016. On Monday, Apple confirmed with the Wall Street Journal that support for Quicktime on Windows machines has reached end of life. Since then several reports from various security firms has identified vulnerabilities in QuickTime. These vulnerabilities can be used to remotely compromise the system. For details on how to uninstall QuickTime for Windows please see Apple’s┬áhas published a guide which can be found here.

As for users that still have QuickTime on a Mac, you are currently still in the clear. Apple has NOT ceased releasing updates for QuickTime on a Mac.

About the Author

John Temple
John is currently an IT Professional at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has worked in the IT industry for nearly 20 years. He currently has certifications from CompTIA, Microsoft, and IBM, as well as a Masters Degree in Information Technolgy. Add to his credit he has developed several custom encryption systems based on the World War II Enigma Machine. His applications expand the capabilities and modernized them for the world on the move. Read more about his Enigma App here.

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