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windows monkeys should uninstall apple QuickTime immediately

Discussion in 'Technical' started by sec_monkey, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    [siren][siren][siren][siren] windows monkeys apple QuickTime for windows has critical vulnerabilities please uninstall it immediately

    All versions of quicktime should be unistalled not just version 7.

    Be sure to save your quicktime key and install files if you bought the program. Archive them to backup media and store them away from your computer

    removal instructions

    Uninstall QuickTime 7 for Windows - Apple Support
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2016
  2. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    That is so weird that you posted this. My computer slowed to a crawl last night and then I got flashed to up-date my quicktime. I ignored it but wondered. Thanks for looking out for our on-line safety @sec_monkey
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  3. hitchcock4

    hitchcock4 Monkey

    As @sec_monkey said, probably should be uninstalled ASAP.

    If anyone whines "But I have all my movies in MOV format (why?) then download a free video converter.

    One such converter is Any Video Converter Free 5.9.3 but when you install it, do the "custom" Install. Tell the installer to leave out the extra software "OpenCandy".
    Many "free" programs come with other programs that you may not want -- it's how they make their money these days.

    I have no association with "Any Video Converter Free". And if you don't like that one there are a dozen others out there to convert your Quicktime MOV files.
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  4. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    Last edited: Apr 18, 2016
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  5. Idahoser

    Idahoser Monkey+++ Founding Member

    I am seriously considering re-instituting the air gap. Have a sacrificial PC on the web, say a Linux box maybe, who's purpose in life is just to browse, email, and download stuff that will be copied by flash drive to the offline PC that contains anything important.
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  6. TailorMadeHell

    TailorMadeHell Lurking Shadow Creature

    On my Windows laptop I use alshow and vlc to watch movies. Images I use irfanview. I don't like the Microsoft things for the most part.
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  7. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    I wonder if it's the US government retaliating against apple for not unlocking that phone.
    It was a department of the DHS recommending the uninstall.
  8. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    Apple was the one that dropped support for QuickTime. It is a dead product.

    Adobe Flash and Oracle Java should also be uninstalled**.
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  9. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    **Java remains somewhat useful, very widely incorporated in various sites. Get NoScript and default to no permissions unless you OK it. Then, uv cuss, don't allow unless you asked for it. Flash is useless, near as I can tell, it is well overage.
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  10. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Flash is used for weather and traffic cams. If you need to monitor conditions.
  11. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    I won't be uninstalling Java.
    Kind of hard to develop for android and other devices without it. Well, maybe it's just me.
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