On April 14 US-CERT (the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team under the Department of Homeland Security) issued an alert, explaining that Apple is ending it’s support for QuickTime Windows. US-CERT said this will impact anyone with Microsoft Windows who has Apple QuickTime installed. They said that to avoid the security problems which will come with this change, Windows-users should uninstall QuickTime altogether.
US-CERT cited a call to action from Trend Micro, a technology security news organization.
“Everyone should follow Apple’s guidance and uninstall QuickTime for Windows as soon as possible,” Trend Micro said.
They said that two serious security vulnerabilities have already been found in the QuickTime Windows software, which will be especially problematic now that Apple will stop issuing security updates to the software. Tech Micro said they don’t know of any attacks on these vulnerabilities yet, but they believe it’s important to uninstall QuickTime all the same.