Earlier this month multiple security software makers recommended uninstalling QuickTime for Windows. This is due to Apple announcing end of life for Quicktime on the Windows operating system.

 

Though no issues have been found to exploit and bugs in the software, the fact that it will no longer be updated or supported if there are issues found means the best thing to do is uninstall QuickTime for Windows. This does not apply to QuickTime for Apple’s Mac computers.

 

If you need assistance in removing QuickTime we can definitely assist but the following is a script you can test for yourself and run on your workstations to get the software removed!

$qtVer = Get-ChildItem -Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall, 
         HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall | 
         Get-ItemProperty | Where-Object {$_.DisplayName -match "quicktime" } | 
         Select-Object -Property DisplayName, UninstallString 

ForEach ($ver in $qtVer) { 

     If ($ver.UninstallString) { 
          $uninst = $ver.UninstallString 
          $uninst = $uninst -replace "/I", "/x " 
          Start-Process cmd -ArgumentList "/c $uninst /quiet /norestart" -NoNewWindow 
     } 
}

This PowerShell script will detect any version of QuickTime and uninstall them. Make sure to run it as a local administrator and your users should not notice as it is a quiet uninstall. If you need any assistance in the process we are always here to help our customers and this is an issue that would be covered under the umbrella of our managed services. We would be glad to talk to you about our services for your business. Give us a call at (419)-724-2697.