PSA: Windows users should immediately uninstall QuickTime from their machines0 Comments
Trend Micro has discovered two serious security vulnerabilities in the long-dormant Microsoft Windows version of Apple's Quicktime platform. Apple has since noted that they have ceased supporting the Windows version of QuickTime and will no longer provide updates for it, but the Mac OS X version is not affected by this news.
Users have been insturcted to uninstall the product from their machines, and seeing as how many people had it installed in order to watch Apple movie trailers or catch old downloadable videos when E3 was first getting HD video feeds, its chances of being on your system are actually pretty good. This precaution has also been recommended by the United States Department of Homeland Security, and you know for a fact that it's serious if we're getting their two cents on the matter, which was as follows: "The only mitigation available is to uninstall QuickTime for Windows."
Uninstalling the program is super-easy to do, anyway. Stay safe out there, internet.
Urgent Call to Action: Uninstall QuickTime for Windows Today, Trend Micro (Blog)