Uninstall QuickTime on your Windows system now

The anti-virus software maker Trend Micro has issued a call to action last night urging everyone to uninstall QuickTime for Windows as soon as possible. Trend Micro has found two critical vulnerabilities affecting QuickTime for Windows, and Apple is no longer providing security updates for the software.

First, Apple is deprecating QuickTime for Microsoft Windows. They will no longer be issuing security updates for the product on the Windows Platform and recommend users uninstall it. Note that this does not apply to QuickTime on Mac OSX.

So far there is no known active attacks against the vulnerabilities. Apple is strangely quite but does provide instructions on how to uninstall QuickTime for Windows. Many Windows user has QuickTime when it was a required component of iTunes for Windows. iTunes now works without QuickTime. Uninstall it on your Windows system now.