Windows can run all the key Apple media formats that QuickTime could, and iTunes on Windows no longer requires the program. While opinions on iTunes vary I can hardly mention it without hyperventilating , there's no ambiguity about QuickTime. All I could find is this lame , last modified more than a month ago, which at its heart points you to an old Microsoft page with generic instructions for uninstalling programs. They all work the same way. The option you want to select is Uninstall. Apple has failed to warn its customers, but Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative and last night the : If you have QuickTime on your Windows system, uninstall it now.
Click Yes to confirm you want to uninstall QuickTime. But I have yet to hear anything from the horse's mouth. How to uninstall QuickTime To get started, you need to open the Control Panel. That's no longer the case -- iTunes now works fine without QuickTime. I've seen published reports all over the Web that Apple is ending support for QuickTime for Windows. Find QuickTime in the installed programs list. Why get rid of QuickTime? Stay up on key Microsoft technologies with the.
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. . If this pop-up window appears just click Yes. Now, a pop-up window will appear asking you to confirm you want to uninstall QuickTime. It's hard to understand why Apple would keep that kind of pronouncement under wraps for months.
The flaws will not be patched with an update. On the next page, select the server to download the software from and save the file to your computer. Many people picked up QuickTime when it was a required component of iTunes for Windows. After you click QuickTime, a bunch of options will appear just above the list of programs. His writing focuses on topics in computers, Web design, software development and technology.
We're not aware of any active attacks against these vulnerabilities currently. Make sure the View by option in the upper right corner is set to Category. They will no longer be issuing security updates for the product on the Windows Platform and recommend users uninstall it… Our Zero Day Initiative has just released two advisories and detailing two new, critical vulnerabilities affecting QuickTime for Windows. Some popular video players can't play back certain formats, such as Apple Quicktime. Ian is an independent writer based in Israel who has never met a tech subject he didn't like. And because Apple is no longer providing security updates for QuickTime on Windows, these vulnerabilities are never going to be patched.
One of the annoying things about digital video is that there are so many different formats. Put the Control Panel into Category view to start. Other than that, QuickTime should uninstall without a hitch. If that happens, just click Yes. About the Author Daniel Hatter began writing professionally in 2008.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts in media and game development and information technology at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. For Windows 10, right-click the Start button in the lower left corner of your desktop and select Control Panel from the context menu. I looked high and low on Apple's website and couldn't find any notification about QuickTime for Windows getting tossed to the dogs. But the only way to protect your Windows systems from potential attacks against these or other vulnerabilities in Apple QuickTime now is to uninstall it. This can make it difficult to view your media. Scroll down until you find QuickTime and click it.
Windows Vista and 7 users will be able to find the Control Panel as an option after clicking Start. Check out Nick Mediati's great feature on software for Windows to make sure you're safe from other potential threats. . . . .