If you’re running Windows, there’s a good chance Apple’s QuickTime got installed on there somewhere along the way.  Whether it was bundled with your iTunes installation, or you needed to play a video from an email a while back…it’s probably there running in the background (right click down by the clock in your taskbar and see if you see the icon).  If you have it, it’s time to get rid of it.  Apple has said that they are phasing it out, and no longer supporting the program for Windows based computers- which means they will not be releasing security updates for it, which is a threat for malware and viruses.  Above that, TrendMicro recently published that they have already found some security flaws in the software (http://blog.trendmicro.com/urgent-call-action-uninstall-quicktime-windows-today/).  If it gives you more justification to remove it, the Department of Homeland Security wants you to uninstall it too (https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA16-105A).  Mac users- fear not- as this only affects the Windows version of the program, and the Mac version is still supported.

SO- take this as your queue and remove the program from your computer today before a minor security flaw turns into a malware nightmare later.  For many of you, you’ll be removing a program that auto-starts with your computer, so you might see some faster computer performance too!  If you need help removing it, don’t hesitate to reach out to ask us.

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