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.