Uninstall QuickTime

Quick march! Uninstall Quicktime from your Windows PC now!

When security software firm Trend Micro calls for Windows PC users to uninstall Apple’s Quicktime video software, it’s time to listen up.

What is QuickTime? It’s Apple’s cross-platform software that runs video, sound, animation, graphics, text and music. QuickTime can be used to play content on Mac OS and Windows computers. In this case, the advice to remove Quicktime from computers only applies to QuickTime on Windows computers.

Why the rush? Why delete QuickTime on Windows?

TrendMicro cites two reasons for their urgent call to action:

  • Apple is ending its support for QuickTime on Windows. The company will no longer be delivering security updates for the Windows version of the product
  • TrendMicro has discovered two new security vulnerabilities in QuickTime on Windows


These ‘gaps’ in security could be exploited by hackers, enabling them to take control of a user’s computer.

How do I remove QuickTime from my Windows PC ?

Removing QuickTime from your Windows PC is easy. The whole process should take now more than a minuter. Here’s how to get the job done:


  1. Click the “start” icon.
  2. Click on “settings” (or “control panel” on Windows 7).
  3. Click on “system” (or “programs” on Windows 7).
  4. In “apps and features” (or “programs and features” on Windows 7), locate QuickTime.
  5. Select “uninstall.”


Deleting QuickTime could be one of the best ways you could spend one minute today.


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