Apple officially announces the end of support for its runtime player, the Quick Time Windows. The player on Windows will not be getting any security updates from Apple any more and the company itself advises the Windows users to uninstall the Quick Time player as soon as possible.
*It is to be noted that applications and software which don’t get security updates are vulnerable to hacking and data theft.
What is the reason behind stopping the support for Windows?
There is no big reason behind the decision of Apple. The Windows OS has evolved into powerful and independent operating system and has more better runtime options. So, Apple has thought of ending support instead of working on it just for the sake of few applications.
Why it is important to uninstall Quick Time right now
The recent Zero Day Initiative studies about the recently detected vulnerabilities of Quick Time player, moov Atom heap Correction and Atom Processing Heap Correction which add up to the Apple’s depreciation news and stresses the security of the applications that are using Quick Time player.
Though there found no active attacks with these vulnerabilities so far as per Trend Micro, the better way yet to keep your computer and data on it safe is to uninstall Quick Time on Windows.
Are application using Quick Time are vulnerable too?
Yes! If the supportive plugin is vulnerable, the application using it will also be not safe. If you are aware of the sudden depreciation of adobe flash player; the applications using adobe flash player went void and stopped serving within short period of its dismissal. The same situation the Quick Time Windows is in, now.
How to check and uninstall Quick Time Windows?
You might have installed Quick Time knowingly or unknowingly on your Windows computer. You can uninstall it from Control Panel > Programs > Uninstall a Program > Search for ‘Quick Time’ > Click ‘Uninstall’.
Do not risk with your sensitive data on the computer. Outdated software is an open door for hackers. Stay safe.