How to uninstall QuickTime for Windows

Like Safari, Apple has called time on QuickTime for Windows. Here's how to check if you have it, and why you must uninstall it immediately. Plus: free QuickTime alternatives.

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  • Control Panel 2
  • Search 3
  • Uninstall 4
  • QuickTime alternatives 5
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Step 1 of 5: How to uninstall QuickTime

QuickTime is a video player that is installed on millions of PCs and laptops. Apple has decided to stop developing and supporting it on Windows. This is bad from a security point of view as Trend Micro has already identified two flaws which will never be fixed and could be exploited by hackers.

So it's crucial to check if any of your PCs or laptops have the software and uninstall it on those that do. Here's how to do exactly that.

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QuickTime is a video player that is installed on millions of PCs and laptops. Apple has decided to stop developing and supporting it on Windows. This is bad from a security point of view as Trend Micro has already identified two flaws which will never be fixed and could be exploited by hackers.

So it's crucial to check if any of your PCs or laptops have the software and uninstall it on those that do. Here's how to do exactly that.

Step 2 of 5: How to uninstall QuickTime

First, open up the Control Panel and click on Uninstall a program. You'll find Control Panel in the Start menu.

Step 3 of 5: How to uninstall QuickTime

Type Quick or QuickTime into the search box, or scroll down the list of programs and look for QuickTime. If it's not there, there's no need to do anything further. Just make sure you check all of your Windows PCs and laptops.

Here you can see QuickTime 7 is installed.

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Step 4 of 5: How to uninstall QuickTime

Click on QuickTime in the list and click the Uninstall button (or double click on QuickTime in the list). If prompted, click Yes when asked if you really want to uninstall it. You may get another prompt from Windows, too.

Step 5 of 5: How to uninstall QuickTime

If you don't have another program which can play .mov or .mp4 video files, we suggest installing VLC media player. It's free and supports virtually every video format.

Download VLC for Windows.

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