Homeland Security warns Windows PC users to uninstall QuickTime

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team says that Apple will no longer be providing security updates for QuickTime for Windows, leaving the software vulnerable to exploitation.

The feds warn that computer systems running unsupported software are exposed to elevated cybersecurity dangers, such as increased risks of malicious attacks or electronic data loss, according to a warning on the agency's website.

Citing Trend Micro, they warn that remote attackers could then take control of affected systems.

Computers running QuickTime for Windows will continue to work after support ends. However, using unsupported software may increase the risks from viruses and other security threats.

They say the only solution to make a Windows system safe it to uninstall QuickTime for Windows.

You can find instructions for uninstalling QuickTime for Windows on the Apple support site.