Posted by - April 19, 2016

Just as the title suggests, uninstall QuickTime for Windows immediately! To clarify, this is QuickTime installed on your PC, not your Apple computer. Why? Because Apple is no longer supporting this software for Windows and will no longer be pushing out updates to maintain its safety, security and integrity.

There are two existing vulnerabilities right now with the software which risks your device being hacked or victimized by malware. Additionally, there are no longer good reasons to keep the software as most sites utilize HTML5, a web-standard, for video and audio playback.

This threat is so serious, the US Homeland Security’s Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) has even issued a warning regarding this issue. Those running QuickTime on their Windows machines should click on the “Start” icon, go to “Control Panel” > “Programs” > “Programs and Features,” select “QuickTime Player,” and hit “Uninstall.”

If you still have questions, or are not sure how to complete this process, contact us at Optfinity and we’ll gladly help secure your systems!

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