As you may have heard in the news, Apple will no longer be providing updates for the Windows QuickTime program. This leaves Windows customers with the QuickTime software vulnerable to security risks such as hacking.
Apple last released a major update for the Windows version of QuickTime in 2005, however it has (until now) continued to provide vital security updates to the software since. Apple have now announced they will no longer patch the audio and video software, potentially leaving the software open to hacking which could allow hackers to gain access to peoples computers, and vitally, their data.
What can you do to stay protected?
The answer is simple and easy, uninstall QuickTime from your Windows computer.
For Windows 10:
Press the Start button.
Choose “System” and then navigate to “Apps and features.”
Find QuickTime in the list of apps, and select “Uninstall.”
For Windows 7:
Press the Start button.
Select “Control Panel.”
Choose “Programs” and then navigate to “Programs and features.”
Find QuickTime in the list of programs, and select “Uninstall.”
So it really is that simple. Please, take my advise and remove QuickTime from your Windows computer.
About the Author
Shaun Prince (IT Practitioner & Professional ACRBO Member)
Shaun is a qualified professional working in the IT Industry. Since 2012, he has worked closely with both Businesses and Individuals to consult and advise on how IT can be used to improve work productivity and efficiency. With years of troubleshooting knowledge and hundreds of loyal customers, he is viewed upon as an expert in his field.
Member since: 20th September 2012
Shaun is a qualified professional working in the IT Industry. Since 2012, he has worked closely with both Businesses and Individuals to consult and advise on how IT can be used to improve work productivity...
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