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Windows 7: Apple QuickTime update for Windows only; Macs already secure


16 May 2012   #1
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Apple QuickTime update for Windows only; Macs already secure

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Apple issued a QuickTime update today that addresses a number of security vulnerabilities in the media player and its Web plug-in. This update is only for Windows-based machines that have QuickTime installed, since Mac systems have had this update applied in recent security updates for OS X.

Apple's QuickTime media player and plug-in are used by about half of all Windows PCs and all of Apple's systems since OS X includes QuickTime as a core component of the OS. Because of its popularity, attackers may use vulnerabilities in it as a vector for compromising the system on which it is installed.
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Apple QuickTime update for Windows only; Macs already secure | MacFixIt - CNET Reviews


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16 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 

People still install QuickTime on Windows machines?!
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16 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Corel did the install of quicktime without specifying it would. Corel also didn't specify what functions or the entire program would be crippled if quicktime was uninstalled. In the end, the program and quicktime are verboten. I do miss the somewhat ease and control in tagging. C'est la vie.
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17 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gigagiggles View Post
Corel did the install of quicktime without specifying it would. Corel also didn't specify what functions or the entire program would be crippled if quicktime was uninstalled. In the end, the program and quicktime are verboten. I do miss the somewhat ease and control in tagging. C'est la vie.
I hate companies that do that sort of thing.

I've read that iTunes (or its updates) try to sneak QuickTime onto Windows PCs too.
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17 May 2012   #5

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I "unpacked" the iTunes install .exe and installed only what I needed. No need for other bloatware that comes with iTunes. Shame that there is no viable alternative for iTunes.
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