What happened to Apple Quicktime?

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Apple has stopped development and security patching for their Quicktime product on Windows operating systems.  Quicktime was primarily used to display a specific format of movie/media content in web browsers and certain applications.  There are alternatives to play Quicktime media and most people choose to use VLC Media Player.  

 

There are currently active security exploits that exist for this software and the continued existence of the Quicktime software may lead to the compromise of your machine.

 

For more information you can visit:

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA16-105A