Do not uninstall Quicktime.
In 2017, several chickens started running around with their tech-heads cut off about Quicktime. Quicktime has sinced fixed its security problem. You need Quicktime installed on your PC to run software programs that were made to use it, like many of ours!
Get Quicktime for Windows version 7.7.9
(Apple’s latest and last version for Windows)
Go to https://support.apple.com/kb/DL837 and click the DOWNLOAD button at the top of the page at Apple. This will give you the free Quicktime program for use on Windows 7, 8, and 10. It can be copied to a USB flash drive and carried to any computer and installed there.
But just in case you’ve been reading out-of-date warnings about Quicktime, don’t worry and read on…
Do not heed the old and now out-of-date dire and ill-informed warnings to “immediately uninstall Quicktime from your computer.” Instead, update it, and be sure your web browser is also up to date.
If you uninstall Quicktime, then many of our software programs will no longer work, and there is no Quicktime alternative when it comes to running our software. In fact, our customers need to install the very latest version of Quicktime for Window (QT 7.7.9) so that our software will run on Windows 7, 8, and 10.
IN FACT: The latest version of Quicktime for Windows and most web browsers will no longer run the Quicktime browser plug-in that created all the chicken-little security articles in the first place.
You do not need to worry about the tech-fear that was spread about Quicktime IF you have the latest version of Quicktime 7.7.9, and the latest version of your favorite web browser. Apple has already dis-abled the potential problem in their latest version of Quicktime. The Quicktime browser plug-in that had the security hole no longer installs or runs. And most web browsers have been updated to disable the problematic browser plug-in. Apple continues to offer the download and does not recommend uninstalling Quicktime unless you don’t need it.
The security flaw in Quicktime does not apply to our software. Our software has ZERO to do with the Quicktime web plug-in. It uses other components of Quicktime to play menus and videos within our software. If you have Windows 7, 8, or 10, you will need to download the newest available version of Quicktime. Go to https://support.apple.com/kb/DL837 or search for Quicktime for Windows 7.7.9
In version 7.7.9, Apple has disabled the browser plug-in which was the potential security hole. That version also disables all previous installed Quicktime browser plug-ins, while still allowing Quicktime media to run on your PC if it’s coming from within the computer and not the browser.
If you uninstall Quicktime it will also disable any trusted software that has Quicktime-enabled content.
Why did Apple stop updating Quicktime?
Quicktime is no longer the defacto standard for running video and animations on the web or in software. Newer standards have evolved.
However, MANY multi-media software programs were designed to run with Quicktime resources, and thus, you still need Quicktime installed.
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