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You Should Probably Uninstall Quicktime If You Don't Want Your Computer To Get Hacked

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You Should Probably Uninstall Quicktime If You Don't Want Your Computer To Get Hacked

Apple has recommended that you uninstall QuickTime on your Windows computer. According to them (and the US government), holes in the software will no longer be patched, so it's literally a matter of time before someone figures out a way to get into your computer.

The company won't be issuing any further security updates for the video player on Windows. So, the only way to protect your Windows computer is to remove the software.

So:

  1. Open up the Programs or Apps list on the Start Menu
  2. Locate the QuickTime folder
  3. Choose the Uninstall QuickTime app/program
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That's it. It will remove all traces of it from your computer so your computer will be safe.

Security firm Trend Micro initially issued the warning which was relayed by the US Department of Homeland Security's Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT). They said that those who still have QuickTime for Windows running on their machines could now be vulnerable to "loss of confidentiality, integrity or availability of data".

They also may face increased risks from viruses and other security threats.

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So don't hang about, get uninstalling.

Words by Mel Ramsay

Topics: Hacking, pc

Mel Ramsay
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