Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in security software, announced Yesterday April 14th that they are putting the word out that everyone that uses Microsoft Windows should follow Apple’s guidance and uninstall QuickTime for Windows as soon as possible.
They cite two reasons:
First is that Apple is deprecating Quicktime for Microsoft Windows. Since Apple will no longer be issuing security updates for QT, it is recommend that all users immediately uninstall this product. QuickTime on Mac OSX is not affected.
Second, Trend Micro’s Zero Day iniative released two advisories detailing two new, critical vulnerabilities affecting QuickTime for Windows.
Trend Micro hasn’t reported that they are aware of any active attacks against these vulnerabilities currently but the only way to protect your Windows systems from potential attacks against these or other vulnerabilities in Apple QuickTime now is to simply remove it. In this regard, QT now joins the ranks of Windows XP and Java 6 as “software that you really shouldn’t be using any more”.
You can find information on how to uninstall Apple QuickTime for Windows from the Apple website here: https://support.apple.com/HT205771
Remember that the best way to be sure that you are protected against this vulnerability is to remove the suspect application.