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If you have QuickTime installed on Windows, you need to uninstall now (Tip from the Helpdesk)

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Apple has just announced it will no longer be issuing security updates for their QuickTime application on the Windows Platform.

What does this mean?

If you continue using QuickTime for Windows, you won’t be protected against current and future vulnerabilities. Not only that, but there are at least two vulnerabilities already known for QuickTime, which have been identified by the TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative (a program that rewards security researchers for responsibly disclosing vulnerabilities). For both of these vulnerabilities, users need to visit a malicious page or open a malicious file in order for attackers to gain access, but users may not even be aware of having done this.

While there are no examples of these vulnerabilities being exploited as yet, it’s better to be safe than sorry, so Apple recommends uninstalling QuickTime from Windows systems as soon as possible.

How to solve the issue?

You can find information on how to uninstall Apple QuickTime for Windows from the Apple website here: https://support.apple.com/HT205771.

If you would like more information about this tip, don’t hesitate to call us on 0117 974 5179 or 0207 043 7044, or email hello@stripeolt.com.