Without Apple's QuickTime software, there's a good chance you can't view several types of proprietary Apple music and video files. That's why a lot of Windows users have to have QuickTime installed.
Now, Apple is warning about a security issue with QuickTime for Windows, and has released a patch to fix the problem that was announced August 13 by Cisco Talos and Fortinet researchers, according to ThreatPost.
If you have Windows 7 or Windows Vista, your computer may be at risk of crash of the media player or code execution. Apple has remained relatively silent about this issue and refused to mention anything except the nature of the flaws and what operating systems may be affected.
A statement from the patch website says, "For the protection of our customers, Apple does not disclose, discuss or confirm security issues until a full investigation has occurred and any necessary patches or releases are available."
Regardless of whether or not Apple comes out with an official statement about the vulnerability, they still released a patch that can plug the hole in the system's coding. Your version of QuickTime should prompt you to update automatically when you open the app, but if it doesn't click here and scroll to the bottom to select Apple Support.
The Apple representative will help you navigate the update for your specific computer and operating system.