THERE’S NOT MUCH motivation to have QuickTime on a Windows rig these days, in light of the fact that there are such a variety of better choices for watching video. That is the reason Apple has quit overhauling it. Furthermore, since an absence of redesigns means an absence of insurance—including against two dynamic vulnerabilities—you have to dump it. Like, today. Like, at this point.
We’re putting the word out that everybody ought to take after Apple’s direction and uninstall QuickTime for Windows at the earliest opportunity.
This is for two reasons.
To begin with, Apple is deprecating QuickTime (QT) for Microsoft Windows. They will never again be issuing security upgrades for the item on the Windows Platform and suggest clients uninstall it. Note this doesn’t have any significant to QT on Mac OSX.
Second, our Zero Day Initiative has recently discharged two advisories ZDI-16-241 and ZDI-16-242 specifying two new, basic vulnerabilities influencing it for Windows. These advisories are being discharged as per the Zero Day Initiative’s Disclosure Policy for when a merchant does not issue a security patch for an uncovered vulnerability. What’s more, since Apple is no more giving security redesigns to it on Windows, these vulnerabilities are never going to be fixed.
We’re not mindful of any dynamic assaults against these vulnerabilities as of now. In any case, the best way to shield your Windows frameworks from potential assaults against these or different vulnerabilities in Apple QuickTime now is to uninstall it. In such manner, QT for Windows now joins Microsoft Windows XP and Oracle Java 6 as programming that is never again being overhauled to alter vulnerabilities and subject to regularly expanding hazard as more unpatched vulnerabilities are discovered influencing it.
In case you’re a QT client, or on the off chance that you know one, please spread the news: No more QT on Windows. Also, in case you’re not certain how to dispose of it, simply go to the Start symbol, click on the Control Panel, then Programs, then Programs and Features. Select QuickTime, and after that snap Uninstall.
What’s more, that is it! You can retreat to having a moderately effortless Windows experience, in any event until the following huge adventure goes along.