Windows 10: Quicktime Codec Security Solved


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       04 Sep 2016 #1

    Quicktime Codec Security


    I uninstalled Quicktime due to security advice on this forum.

    I now find some old photo programs will not start since they cannot find Quicktime. I found one work around is to install the latest version of Quicktime but not to install the Quicktime Player - see the install options below. This should only install the Quicktime codecs. Is it 'safe' just to have the Quicktime codecs installed without the player?
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  2.    04 Sep 2016 #2

    Might be time to finally ditch those old programs for modern ones. What programs are they so we can help find you alternatives.

    I refuse to have quicktime on my system.
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    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
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       04 Sep 2016 #3

    I can probably live without the old photo programs.

    Is just having the Quicktime codecs a security risk and, if so, why?
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  4.    04 Sep 2016 #4

    No, the settings you have selected are safe. The only risk is when using the browser plugin, or when opening a maliciously crafted file.
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       04 Sep 2016 #5

    klcp said: View Post
    No, the settings you have selected are safe. The only risk is when using the browser plugin, or when opening a maliciously crafted file.
    Thanks. I've installed Quicktime without the player and the legacy programs now work.
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