If your Windows computer is running Apple’s QuickTime media player, now would be a good time to uninstall it.
Apple has announced it has deprecated the software, meaning it no longer supports it and will not be fixing bugs or security issues leaving it with two well known critical vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker to take control of a system running QuickTime.
How do you know if you have it? By default it creates a shortcut icon on the desktop so look there first. If you have iTunes installed or have had it at some time in the past then it’s probably installed.
Click your Start button and select Control Panel (on Windows 8 you have to right click the Start Button). Under Programs And Features, select Uninstall A Program. Scroll down the list and look for QuickTime for Windows and click the Uninstall button.
Removing QuickTime is unlikely to impact your iTunes experience as it no longer uses QuickTime to play media, in fact if it’s on your computer at all you probably haven’t used it since the day it was installed.