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Urgent: Uninstall QuickTime Media Player from Your Computer

posted Apr 16, 2016, 9:49 AM by Vaughn Reid   [ updated Apr 16, 2016, 10:01 AM ]
Danger Image to emphasize serious computer security issue
Apple's QuickTime media player is now a serious security threat to your Windows computer.  There are un-patched vulnerabilities for this software, and Apple has ended support for the product.  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security through its United States Computer Emergency Response Team, has issued a bulletin describing the computer security issues and recommending people uninstall the QuickTime media player from their computers to mitigate these threats.

We at Vaughn's Computer House Calls recommend that you immediately uninstall the Apple QuickTime player from your computer. Please contact us if you need assistance or have additional questions about how to mitigate this computer security issue.

Here are a couple of links with more information:
US-CERT Advisory
Fox59 News Article