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  • Apple has confirmed QuickTime for Windows at end of life

    On Thursday, the company Trend Micro (software security firm) announced the discovery of two flaws in QuickTime for Windows Operating Systems. The company also mentions that it has plans to deprecate support for the software.


    The Department of Homeland Security's United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has issued an alert which notifies Windows users of the vulnerability in QuickTime for Windows mentioning "only mitigation available is to uninstall QuickTime for Windows."

    The Security Firm Trend Micro, recommends users to Uninstall of QuickTime noting that Apple won't patch security holes.

    ModMyi suggest installing VLC

    Update: Apple has confirmed QuickTime for Windows at end of life

    [via Reuters]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple to drop Support for QuickTime on Windows after discovery of flaws started by Caiden Spencer View original post
    Comments 8 Comments
    1. SkyeAdvernt's Avatar
      SkyeAdvernt -
      Hahahaha. VLC FTW!
    1. Kloakster's Avatar
      Kloakster -
      Adobe Premiere and a few other editing tools need Quicktime just to import .mov files. Uninstalling wouldn't be that bright on my end . I don't use it at all cuz VLC for the win. I do need Quicktime installed though
    1. jackbauerctu's Avatar
      jackbauerctu -
      Uhhhh.....any detail as to what the vulnerability is or what attackers can do with them?
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      FINALLY!!! I hope this will stop the constant request to update my Quicktime on my PC.
    1. oneduality's Avatar
      oneduality -
      This has caused soooo much trouble for many companies, including my own... most of our video editing software requires it... To me this is just a move to push people to buy the more expensive and un-necessary mac systems for businesses.. and it's horribly irresponsible because many companies can't do that.. so they leave them vulnerable

      That makes them look horrible given their commitment to security with iOS and refusal to compromise for government... they suddenly don't seem to give a damn ...
    1. Caiden Spencer's Avatar
      Caiden Spencer -
      Quote Originally Posted by jackbauerctu View Post
      Uhhhh.....any detail as to what the vulnerability is or what attackers can do with them?
      All the details that have been given are that QuickTime could allow an attacker to take control of a system running QuickTime.
    1. XweAponX's Avatar
      XweAponX -
      It's time to start hoarding QuickTime installers. Actually, there used to be a QuickTime Alternative that had all of the functions of QT. I haven't seen it in a while.

      I don't see how they can really do this and not depreciate iTunes as well, since iTunes uses QuickTime components to play back video.
    1. IChi1d's Avatar
      IChi1d -
      it will be staying on my machine.