Windows users warned to delete QuickTime over security concerns

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WFLA) – Delete QuickTime or else!

That’s the message from the Department of Homeland Security to all Windows users after security loopholes were discovered in the software.

The warning, published last Thursday on the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team’s website, states Microsoft Windows systems with Apple QuickTime installed are at risk. Many people use QuickTime to view movie and video clips.

RELATED LINK: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA16-105A

According to the release, Apple will no longer be providing security updates for QuickTime for Windows, leaving this software vulnerable to exploitation, like “malicious attacks or electronic data loss” and if users continue to use the unsupported software, “vulnerabilities could allow remote attackers to take control of affected systems”.

If you are a Windows user, you can find instructions on how to uninstall QuickTime here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205771

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