01 Jun 2016

Remove QuickTime: No Longer Supported for Windows

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If a tool is broken or malfunctioning and poses a danger, you should discontinue its use or throw it out before anyone gets hurt. This also applies to computer software. Apple has discontinued support for QuickTime for Windows after recently discovering two critical security flaws that could allow an attacker to run malicious code on the PC through their software. Thus, Apple will no longer be issuing security updates for QuickTime for Windows and recommends that users uninstall it.

Note: This does not apply to the QuickTime platform for Mac OSX.

With no new security updates from Apple, users will be more at risk to potential attacks, and BMS highly recommends that all clients take immediate action to remove the QuickTime for Windows platform.

Here is how to remove the program from your Windows computer:

  1. Navigate to the Start menu, located at the bottom left corner of your computer screen.
  2. Open the Control Panel from the Start menu, most often located on the right side of the navigation pane. (You can also type “Control Panel” into the Search bar.)
  3. From the Control Panel, select “Programs.”
  4. From the Program screen, scroll down the list of Programs to QuickTime and right click on it, then select the “Uninstall” option that appears as a dropdown.
  5. A pop-up window will appear asking you to confirm that you want to uninstall QuickTime. Click “Yes.”

If you have any questions about how to uninstall QuickTime for Windows, please contact BMS Hardware Support by email or phone at (800) 634-7734.