If you’re running a Windows PC or laptop and you use QuickTime to watch your videos, it’s time to get rid of it. The media player is no longer supported by its developer Apple, meaning its vulnerable to cyber-attacks.
The risk only applies to those on Windows computers, not Apple computers. QuickTime was developed by Apple, but its popularity on Windows computers has diminished because of the rising popularity of Windows Media Player, VLC Player and others.
So Apple decided to cut the support for it, meaning it doesn’t provide updates for it anymore. When a piece of software is no longer updated by its developer, this usually means it’s time to upgrade or change, because if security problems are discovered, they don’t get fixed.
We discuss the importance of updating your software in our article here. And if no updates are forthcoming, it’s really time to move on.
And reports are suggesting that security flaws have already been discovered with QuickTime for Windows, meaning that anyone who decides to keep using the aging media player will be taking a huge risk since they will be potentially exposing themselves to cyber-attacks, including malware infections. That’s really not a good thing!
There are loads of other [supported] media players for Windows computers, including the built-in Windows Media Player, but also loads that can be downloaded from the Internet as well.
So if you still use QuickTime for Windows? A full uninstall is on the cards. Go to your Control Panel and select “Programs and Features” and locate QuickTime from that list and hit the Uninstall button, then just follow the on-screen instructions. Simple!
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