In this tutorial, I’ll be showing you how to uninstall QuickTime for Windows. In a blog post published by Trend Micro, the security software company detailed two new, critical vulnerabilities affecting QuickTime for Windows. The two critical flaws could allow an attacker to run malicious code on Windows PCs running QuickTime. To make matters worse Apple has decided to cease support for QuickTime on Windows.

This means the flaws will not be patched with an update. Trend Micro has strongly advised users to uninstall QuickTime for Windows as soon as possible. If you are a Mac user, don’t worry. Apple’s QuickTime for Mac is still supported with security updates. If you want to read the blog post yourself, I have included the link in the description below.

Direct Link: http://blog.trendmicro.com/urgent-call-action-uninstall-quicktime-windows-today

To uninstall QuickTime, from the desktop, right-click the Start button in the lower left corner and select Control Panel from the context menu. Windows 7 users will be able to find the Control Panel as an option after clicking Start. You should now be on the control panel. At the bottom left there is a Programs menu, and below that there is an uninstall a program option. You can click it. It is a helpful shortcut.

Now you will see a list of all the programs installed on your PC. Scroll down until you find QuickTime and click it. Windows will start the process of uninstalling QuickTime from your PC. You may have to authorise Windows to continue the uninstall process via User Account Control (UAC). If that happens, just click Yes. It may take a minute or two depending on your PC, but by the end of this process, Apple’s QuickTime should have been removed from your PC.

 

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