US-Computer Emergency Readiness Team recommends uninstall of QuickTime for Windows


QuickTime for Windows has two critical flaws and Apple is ending support and not going to patch them. If a user visits a malicious web page or opens a malicious file, the vulnerabilities could execute code in the security context of the QuickTime player. Using unsupported software may increase the risks from viruses and other security threats such as lost of confidentiality, integrity, or availability of data.

Affected Systems

All Microsoft Windows with Apple QuickTime installed. If you have iTunes installed on your computer then chances are QuickTime is installed.


Software will continue to work, however, unsupported software increases the risk of malicious attacks or electronic data loss. The two know vulnerabilities could allow remote attackers to take control of the affected systems.


The only mitigation available is to uninstall QuickTime for Windows. Users can find instructions for uninstalling QuickTime for Windows on the Apple Uninstall QuickTime page.

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