QuickTime Support Ending and Open Source Alternatives to QuickTime Player - (TA16-105A) Apple Ends Support for QuickTime for Windows; New Vulnerabilities Announced Original release date: April 14, 2016
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Urgent Call to Action: Uninstall QuickTime for Windows Today
This is for two reasons.
First, Apple is deprecating QuickTime for Microsoft Windows. They will no longer be issuing security updates for the product on the Windows Platform and recommend users uninstall it. Note that this does not apply to QuickTime on Mac OSX.
Second, our Zero Day Initiative has just released two advisories ZDI-16-241 and ZDI-16-242 detailing two new, critical vulnerabilities affecting QuickTime for Windows. These advisories are being released in accordance with the Zero Day Initiative's Disclosure Policy for when a vendor does not issue a security patch for a disclosed vulnerability. And because Apple is no longer providing security updates for QuickTime on Windows, these vulnerabilities are never going to be patched.
Apple Ends Support for QuickTime for Windows; New Vulnerabilities Announced
Microsoft Windows with Apple QuickTime installed
According to Trend Micro, Apple will no longer be providing security updates for QuickTime for Windows, leaving this software vulnerable to exploitation.  (link is external)
All software products have a lifecycle. Apple will no longer be providing security updates for QuickTime for Windows.  (link is external)
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Uninstall QuickTime 7 for Windows
If you no longer need QuickTime 7, here's how to remove it from your PC.
Before you uninstall
If you're using a QuickTime 7 Pro registration key, you might want to save the key before uninstalling QuickTime 7. It's in the Register tab of QuickTime Player preferences (Edit > Preferences).
If you're not sure whether a program requires QuickTime, contact the program's developer. Most recent media-related programs for Windows—including iTunes 10.5 or later—no longer use QuickTime to play modern media formats. These programs either play the media directly or use the media support built into Windows.
Uninstalling QuickTime 7 also removes the legacy QuickTime 7 web plug-in, if present. Websites increasingly use the HTML5 web standard for a better video-playback experience across a wide range of browsers and devices, without additional software or plug-ins. Removing legacy browser plug-ins enhances the security of your PC.
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