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Joe Farkas
18 Apr 2016

Right on the money, Bob. Both, QuickTime and iTunes when installed on Windows besides being "wholly", make nearly 100% use of the CPU regardless on what Windows version or computer I have tried it to use them. Besides, who in their right mind would want to use iTunes at all? It is such an unforgiving and counter intuitive app.

Posted by:

Henry Boyter
18 Apr 2016

What about i-Tunes?

EDITOR'S NOTE: iTunes on Windows is awful, from a usability standpoint. But as far as I know, not a security issue.

Posted by:

NB
18 Apr 2016

iTunes is required to sync an iPhone to a Windows PC. Used to be that QuickTime was also required. Glad to know that is no longer the case.

Posted by:

Elaine Berkopec
18 Apr 2016

Thanks, Bob. Done!

What about the Apple Application Support, Apple Mobile Device Support, and Apple Software Update? Should I delete or uninstall these, too? They are on my Windows 7 desktop.

Posted by:

Jim
18 Apr 2016

I wouldn't exactly lump Java in with "other orphaned programs" Bob. True, it has had its share of vulnerabilities in the past - ok, maybe more than its share :) but it *is* still in active development.

EDITOR'S NOTE: True, Java isn't orphaned, but it falls into the same category of "way too many high-profile bugs, way too often."

Posted by:

dratner
18 Apr 2016

Is Win10 at risk?

Posted by:

KD
18 Apr 2016

Should other Apple products be uninstalled? ie: Apple Application Support, Apple Software Update, iTunes, Bonjour, Safari for Windows

EDITOR'S NOTE: If you don't use any Apple products or software (iTunes,QuickTime, etc.) then you should remove those as well. Safari on Windows is obsolete.

Posted by:

PhilS
18 Apr 2016

Totally agree with your comment about Java. Unless you need to have it installed - and most people do not - the best option is to remove it.

Posted by:

Ivan White
18 Apr 2016

I removed the apple quicktime player. I never used it anyway, am not at all fond of apple products. It is better to be safe than sorry and I have learned the hard way too many times now. If you do not use it, you do not need it, that is about as simple as you can get. Do not load your computer down with things you never use... I do not use iTunes as far as I am concerned it is nothing but junk. Being a computer tech, I have learned what not to do or put in my computer now...It took me 69 years to learn this... :)

Posted by:

Rick
18 Apr 2016

Not only does Quicktime remain available for download from the web page, but it is also still listed if you run Apple Software Update. WTF?

Posted by:

Bill L
18 Apr 2016

Glad to get this warning. QT is history on my Win10.

Posted by:

Robt
18 Apr 2016

My Windows 7 PC has Quick Time 7, not QuickTime for Windows. Does your warning apply to Quick Time 7 also?

EDITOR'S NOTE: Yes.

Posted by:

Stuart Berg
18 Apr 2016

Concerning Java: I require Java for a couple of programs I run on my Windows 10 laptop. People need to be aware that Java can be turned OFF for Internet use, where it is quite dangerous to use, while being perfectly safe to run locally on your PC when needed.

Posted by:

RandiO
18 Apr 2016

When any video file fails to play in any player, it is always recommended to try VLC FREEware video player that technically no Windows system should be without. VLC has been known to render practically any video format that you can throw at it… including QuickTime formats (*.mov and *.qt).
Some sites are reporting that if your internet browser (Firefox and/or IE) has a special plug-in for QuickTime, it should be disabled/uninstalled manually via your browser’s “Options” menu.
I was never an iTunes or QuickTime fan, but have learned the hard way that there are approximately, six (6) separate iTunes applications that get installed in WinOS. One of which is the Bonjour service that has free reign on your network. There used to be special instructions and actual utilities that would assist WinOS user s to detach the nasty iTunes tentacles from a Windows system, including the cleansing of the registry. YMMV

Posted by:

Doc
18 Apr 2016

BUSTED!!!! - Just YESTERDAY - I clicked on a link a friend sent me and it said I had to download the 'new release' - I have an OK firewall and good protection - so I started, and then hit hit me: the date of the release was the same date 17 April 2016!!! - quick STOP THE DOWNLOAD!!!! - OMG I CAN'T!!! UNPLUG THE COMPUTER - then spent the rest of the day doing what I normally do later on in the season - spring cleaning - scrubbing my hard drive clean with all antivirals back-to back, doing deep cleaning that I hate because of my limited knowledge but no crashes this year (have a backup just in case - thanks Bob!!!) and BOY HOWDY what a wake up THAT was! -- now my computer SCREAMS like it used to, and all it took was but 10 hours - and I had a very good book to keep me occupied. So, now -- a once MACNATIC - who quit with the Power Mac (slower than a slug on granite in a Minnesota February)- and finally broke down and bought a PC AND about double it's price in software - and have NEVER looked back since. (BTW, my Mac Plus STILL works!!!! Battery is shot so need to adjust for that, but dang! what a beauty THAT was - and still is actually TBT). Power Mac's Sunk me on Apple and I can't say I miss it at all, my Old Apple II still runs those old twin floppy's of WordStar II in one and a blank floppy in the other - and I can still remember how I LOVED keyboard short-cuts, no need for a mouse really. But the spell checker!!!! highlights the word, but you need a dictionary to look up the spelling!!!!!! -- but I wander THANKS AGAIN BOB!!!! AWAY GOES APPLE FROM MY LIFE FOR THE SECOND TIME!!!! And yeah, for me you were literally a day late so I got BUSTED!!!! And DANG! I KNEW better, but out of habit hit 'download' and it sure looked right until I saw the date and had to pull the plug. And I nearly finished the book! I needed the day off!

Posted by:

Jeff
18 Apr 2016

Can we just disable QuickTime, and run it manually when needed for viewing or editing videos that are already on our computers?

Posted by:

Sue B.
18 Apr 2016

I found a QuickTime.mpp file that's an Adobe Reader plug-in . Does this warning apply to this plug-in as well? How would this be removed, please?

On my external hard drive, I also found a QuickTime.qtp file as well as some QuickTimeInstaller.exe applications. Does this warning also apply to them? How would these be removed, please?

EDITOR'S NOTE: You can delete those files manually if desired, but uninstalling QT should take care of the problem.

QTP = QuickTime Preferences

Posted by:

Susan M.
19 Apr 2016

Under my programs list (not easy to find with Windows 10) I have Quick Time 7, Apple Inc. I do use ITunes to sync my little shuffle so I can listen to books but other than that, is there a way to tell if any of my other programs are one of those obscure programs that might use it?

Posted by:

Maura K
19 Apr 2016

Thanks for the warning, Bob. I have used QuickTime only because video created with my Kodak camera required it. I will have to explore other ways to play those files.

Posted by:

MmeMoxie
19 Apr 2016

Whew - That was a close one, for me! I did have it on my Computer, but, about a month ago - I reinstalled Windows 10 and many of the things I have been removed, Quick Time was one of them.

Yes, Bob - I finally took the plunge and have gone with Win 10. My daughter decided she wanted Windows 10 after I had updated, cleared out all unnecessary junk and older programs she wasn't using anyway.

I finally saw the ease of installing Win10, that I hadn't seen before. Plus, it really seemed more like a Windows Operating System. I found many similarities, which didn't seem to be there before. Of course, I installed both Win 10 before the Nov. Update.

It was at that time, I decided to install Win 10 on my hubby's and my computers. Bottom line, I am very pleased with the end results. I am still on the learning curve with Win 10, but it really becomes easier even time I use my computer. :)

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